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September 27, 2018 | UBS Report: Toronto and Vancouver Make Top 4 Global Realty Bubble Cities

A new UBS report confirms Canada’s two largest cities–Toronto and Vancouver–as being two of the four most egregiously-valued realty markets in the world and making them at risk of price collapse.  Naturally, these are the same two cities with the largest Canadian mortgage balances outstanding as well.  See:  These are the world’s biggest property bubbles as […]

September 27, 2018 | The Mother Lode

This week the high-end house floggers at Sotheby’s said the GTA luxury market was rocking. (Vancouver’s is crashing.) Meanwhile Re/Max’s latest ‘market report’ claims everything’s peachy. Sales up, listings reasonable, prices stable. The realtors among us insist the correction is over, before it has actually begun. This is akin to yesterday’s tale of IMBY, the […]

September 27, 2018 | Will Voters ‘See Through This Sham’?

Sen. Lindsey Graham stole the show Thursday with a scathing indictment of his Democrat colleagues that succinctly stated the issue that will determine the outcome of November’s Congressional elections. “I hope the American people can see through this sham!” an impassioned Graham declared to a vast TV audience. Many if not most Americans will have […]

September 27, 2018 | BC Business Excited About LNG Expectations

  • Jordan Bateman –   BC NDP Government doing little to promote job creating

September 27, 2018 | Vancouver and Toronto are in the Top 4 Real Estate Bubbles in the World

Seniors taking out record number of mortgages.

September 27, 2018 | Ibogaine – An Exciting Solution to the Opioid Crisis

  • Patrick Kroupa – Ibogaine treatment much more successful than traditional drug rehab

September 27, 2018 | Aben Discovers Additional High Grade Shallow Gold in the Golden Triangle, BC

CEO Discusses latest drill results from Forrest Kerr Project. Read the Latest News. View Corporate Presentation. Questions?  Email Jim or call 604.687.3376

September 26, 2018 | What Will Surging Mortgage Rates Do to Housing Bubble 2?

5% is here, 6% beckons as the next target. The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($453,100 or less) and a 20% down-payment jumped to 4.97% for the week ending September 21, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported this morning. A week ago, it was still at 4.88%. This is […]

September 26, 2018 | The Three-Body Problem and Debt in the Year 2018

Despite the best efforts of governments and central banks we remain to a large degree mired in the same trap thanks to global supply exceeding demand in manufactured goods and commodities.

September 26, 2018 | Global Warming Forecasts from 1989 “Entire Nations” will be Gone by 2000

Believe it or not, back in 1989 the United Nations warned: “entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.” It really is astonishing how such absurd forecasts were made 20 years ago to start this whole […]

September 26, 2018 | How Executive Order 6102 Doomed America

BUENOS AIRES – Today, we woke up in Buenos Aires with a disagreeable headache… and a depressing hypothesis: First, it doesn’t matter whether Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court or not; one more Deep State toad won’t make any difference. Second, the Supreme Court has been derelict in its duty for the last 80 […]

September 26, 2018 | Fed’s Decision was Unanimous! What Else?

The interview with Mr. Jerome Powell, Chairman of our Fed, reveals a few nuggets to think about. First of all, his vision of our economy is much different from mine. Jerome views our low unemployment rate, low inflation rate, and our 3% growth rate as indicators of a strong economy for now and the immediate future. […]

September 26, 2018 | New Home Sales Rise Following Huge Two-Month Downward Revisions

I apologize for the diversion from political slime into actual economic reporting. But let’s discuss new home sales. Hooray! The census bureau reports new home sales rose 3.5%. There’s only one problem: revisions. From Econoday At 629,000, August’s annualized sales pace for new homes came in right at expectations but is offset by sharp downward […]

September 26, 2018 | Avoid Media False Flags. These Warning Signs Are Flashing Market Crash

KINGSTON, NY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2018—Business news reporting has dumbed down to juvenile, non-journalistic stupidity. Each day they give one simplistic reason for markets moving up or down. For most of the year it’s been trade war and tariff fears. Earlier it was North Korea, and just this past Monday they blamed the equity market decline […]

September 26, 2018 | Our Secular Bear in Stocks: Fulfilling the Promise of Dismal Returns

The financial world is a complex and dangerous place for those who don’t know what they are looking at.  Some valuable historical perspective is offered in this segment. Clarity Financial Chief Financial Strategist Lance Roberts reviews the history of stock valuations, the CAPE, and how what happened in the early ’90’s is relevant to investors […]

September 26, 2018 | A Nation Transfixed

If the Kavanaugh hearings are held Thursday morning as scheduled, expect the markets to be relatively subdued, since the nation, even Wall Street, will be transfixed by the proceedings. No one except perhaps Dianne Feinstein would have predicted just a few weeks ago that the hearings would turn as crazy as they have. Brett Kavanaugh […]

September 26, 2018 | Crowd Teasing

This was probably inevitable. So what do you get when you combine a moister thirst for real estate with a cool phone-based app, blockchain technology, human greed, crafty marketers and investor illiteracy? Well, in Van it’s called “IMBY”, which means In My Back Yard. Here’s the idea: crowdfunding. That’s it. People get the chance to use […]

September 26, 2018 | 12 Rules For Investing In Junior Miners

Stock discussion boards can be exhausting places, with nuggets of wisdom and occasionally actionable information buried in mountains of invective and aimless meandering. But the nuggets are sometimes worth the search. Here — courtesy of a poster called doourdiligence — are 12 rules for junior miner investing that would, if followed, make the sector a […]

September 26, 2018 | Facebook Whistle Blower – Facebook is not Your Friend

  • Bob Mackin – The latest shenanigans in the Greater Vancouver civic election

September 25, 2018 | The Fed’s In A Box And People Are Starting To Notice

It’s long been an article of faith in the sound money community that the Fed, by bailing out every dysfunctional financial entity in sight, would eventually be forced to choose between the deflationary collapse of a mountain of bad debt and the inflationary chaos of a plunging currency. That generation-defining crossroad is finally in sight. […]

September 25, 2018 | Can Only “Good Guys” Enforce the Constitution?

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Time is money. Money is time. Get over it. We lost a lot of time yesterday. We were meant to fly to Buenos Aires from Frankfurt. But things often go wrong… Our flight from Dublin was late, so we missed the onward plane. Then, Frankfurt Airport turned into a bad French movie […]

September 25, 2018 | The Millennial Crisis

There is a serious economic crisis brewing that few seem to be paying attention. According to a new survey from Zillow Group Inc. (ZG – Get Report), approximately 22.5% of millennials ages 24 through 36 are living at home with their moms or both parents, up nine percentage points since 2005  which was 13.5% and the most in any year […]

September 25, 2018 | EU Rebukes Trump, Will Create “Special Vehicle” to Bypass US Sanctions on Iran

The stage is set for a major confrontation between the US and EU over Trump’s sanctions on Iran. The Wall Street Journal reports Europe Plans ‘Special Vehicle’ to Maintain Companies’ Ties to Iran, Avoid U.S. Sanctions. The European Union said late Monday that it would establish a special payment channel to allow European and other companies […]

September 25, 2018 | Canadians Struggling with Record Debt and Rising Rates

If Canadians had practiced prudent debt-avoidance guidelines the past decade (and been counseled by banks and other financial advis0rs to do so)  they would be better drown-proofed and resilient coming into the rising rate, economic downturn part of this cycle. Unfortunately, many did the opposite, and so are learning hard lessons once more. Next, the coming […]

September 25, 2018 | Ballistic

This may not end well, Part Deux. Days ago we told you the beavs are borrowing again.  Household debt’s rising even as interest rates snake higher and real estate wobbles. The decline in new mortgage originations is being made up by refis and home equity LOCs. It may be hard to believe on this blog […]

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