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June 1 2022 – Bank of Canada Raises Key Rate – How To Survive and Thrive Post Recession.

June 1 2022, the Bank of Canada raises Key Rate. Today the Bank of Canada (BoC) decided to raise its key rate by 0.50% to 1.50%, which will cause the Prime Rate at major Financial Institutions (FI’s) to increase the same to 3.70%.  Economists are now mentioning the word “stagflation” which we have not heard …

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Annual Surtax on High Value Houses…A Really Bad Idea for the Canadian Housing Market & Economy

Taxes have never achieved anything good for an Economy or a Society and certainly have never achieved the objective that they were originally dreamt up for.  They are punitive and negative and discourage raising the overall standard of living for all. A new report backed by Canada’s national housing agency is calling for a home …

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Bank of Canada Regularly Scheduled Rate Announcement Today – April 15, 2020

Today was a regularly scheduled announcement date for the Bank of Canada (BoC). After an unprecedented month of March when the BoC chopped their key rate three separate times for a total decrease of 1.5%, there was no change in their key rate today. The BoC press release today was very important and I encourage …

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Unscheduled Bank of Canada Rate Cut – Response to Covid-19 Pandemic, March 13, 2020

The Bank of Canada (BoC) just announced an unscheduled Key Rate cut of 0.5% (one half of one percent) in response to the anticipated drag on the economy that will be caused by the Corona Virus (Covid-19). This should immediately affect major FI’s (financial institutions’) Prime rate(s) of interest offered for lending purposes. The new …

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Bank of Canada changes its thoughts from higher rate to lower rate

Today the Bank of Canada (BoC), on their scheduled announcement date, decided to leave their key rate and not change it. They made it clear that there are no more thoughts of raising the rate this year. After taking stock of the past six months in the Canadian economy, they have no choice but to …

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April 18, 2018 – Bank of Canada Announces No Change To Bank Rate

Today the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced that it will be leaving its key rate unchanged at 1.25%. Canadian financial institutions are expected to follow suit and leave their Prime rate of lending at 3.45% Contrary to previous thinking; BoC is not raising rates at the pace they were expecting to. Hesitation has been caused …

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