Interest Rates & Commodity Prices Surge On Economic Rebound Optimism

February 26, 2021

Canadian 5-Year Bond Yield Surges  In an unprecedented move, bond yields are spiking around the world. Yields globally are now at levels last seen before the coronavirus spread worldwide. At the same time, commodity prices are surging, including energy, metals and minerals, agricultural products and lumber. The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package is has triggered fears that if the US […]

Canadian Employment Falls to Lowest Level Since August

February 5, 2021

Extended Lockdowns Batter Jobs Market This morning, Statistics Canada released the January 2021 Labour Force Survey showing the negative economic impact of extended lockdowns in Ontario and Quebec. The closing of all in-person dining, nonessential retail, recreational facilities and personal care services in these provinces and Alberta and Manitoba took its toll on the labour markets. Employment fell by 212,800 (-1.2%) […]

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