Inflation: It's all that matters

October 14, 2022 |Matt Barasch

The Consumer Price Index has for obvious reasons become the most focused upon data figure we get these days. Today we examine the most recent CPI release and what it means.

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When Good News is Bad

October 07, 2022 |Matt Barasch

For this week’s COW, we will focus on jobs and the main thrust of today’s piece – good news is bad news right now.

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Goodflation gives way to Servflation

September 06, 2022 |Matt Barasch

The overriding narrative of 2022 has been that inflation is way too high and central bankers must work aggressively to rein it in.

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Economic Update: Burning Down the House?

August 19, 2022 |Matt Barasch

With a sharp rise in interest rates over the past 6 months, we thought it would be a good time to check in on the Canadian housing market.

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Where We Stand: Inflation, the Economy and Markets

June 28, 2022 |Matt Barasch

Canadian inflation basically comes from three sources: 1) housing; 2) stuff we produce and consumer domestically that’s not housing related and 3) stuff we buy from foreign sources. All three have been contributing to inflation.

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June 13, 2022 |Matt Barasch

While we have spent a fair bit of time talking about inflation over the past year (and will very likely discuss more in the coming months), the newest phenomena in the “inflation game” is so called “shrinkflation”.

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Economic Update

June 06, 2022 |Matt Barasch

This week we saw a few data releases which are going to paint the picture for the second half of 2022 into 2023.

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Time to break down the 2022 Budget

April 08, 2022 |Matt Barasch

This week we will focus on the just released Federal budget and the various nuggets that are in there.

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On the Road Again

April 01, 2022 |Matt Barasch

It turns out that Canadians cannot wait to get on the road again. This week we cover a surge in travel spending and a look at Q1 stocks and bonds.

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ESG and the performance question

September 15, 2021 |RBC Wealth Management

Does ESG lead to outperformance?

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