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Monday Monitor – July 17th House Price Index

The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index TM rose 2.6% in June, the largest increase for that month in the index’s 19-year history. The table below breaks it down metropolitan areas: City Hamilton Toronto Quebec City Vancouver Victoria Edmonton Halifax Montreal Ottawa June Change +4.1% +3.7% +3.7% +2.5% +2.2% +1.8% +1.7% +1.6% 1.2%    Year over year, … Continue reading Monday Monitor – July 17th House Price Index

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Taking Stock at the 2017 Economic Midpoint (MGIS)

An update with a difference as investors watch a day time poltiical drama unfold at the midpoint of 2017. These distractions may create a diversion from the underlying realities that world economies are generally strengthening overall. Michael Graham Investment Services (MGIS) offers a fulsome and entertaining review of current global economic conditions. MGIS declares that the … Continue reading Taking Stock at the 2017 Economic Midpoint (MGIS)

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Monday Monitor: July 10th Bank Speak Week

A big week coming up for the Bank of Canada (BoC) after a strong June jobs report coupled with a stronger Canadian dollar will focus attention on the BoC statement on monetary policy due on Wednesday July 12th. For the first time in seven years, the central bank could actually raise interest rates. The broad-based … Continue reading Monday Monitor: July 10th Bank Speak Week

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Monday Monitor May 15th, 2017 “CPI Numbers for Canada”

Monday Monitor for May 15th, 2017 Financial Markets Last Week With a look at the year-to-date (Y-T-D) comparisons of the major financial markets, the divide between global and international market expectations with their underlying sectors or industries emerges for the first half of 2017. Canada’s main exchange the S&P/TSX60 Composite Index and its two main sectors of energy … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 15th, 2017 “CPI Numbers for Canada”

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Monday Monitor May 8th 2017: “Housing Reports Cool in April”

Monday Monitor for May 8th, 2017 The Last Week Entrepreneurs and business owners pull through to be the major engine of modest job growth for a mixed Canadian April jobs report. This contrasted the stronger U.S. job growth at  211,000 in April above the consensus forecast of 190,000. While each central bank held their interest … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 8th 2017: “Housing Reports Cool in April”

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Monday Monitor May 1st 2017: “After beating expectations the last 7 of the 8 prior months, the Canadian economy took a breather”

Monday Monitor for May 5, 2017 The Last month In February 2017, Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported a flat 0.1% increase. There is no need for concern, according to our partners at National Bank Financial Economic and Strategy Group (NBF). Even with a modest February and March level of overall economic activity, Canada’s economy … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 1st 2017: “After beating expectations the last 7 of the 8 prior months, the Canadian economy took a breather”

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What does retirement look like, really?

Retirement is a process of losing and finding your identities. The financial challenges of preparing for retirement can be managed in many ways. It always begins with a solid and dynamic financial plan. The psychological plan should also be invested in too. The reality of discovering that within an employment capacity, you are indispensable, is … Continue reading What does retirement look like, really?

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Entrepreneurial Insights from Budget 2017

Entrepreneurs and those business owners who operate through a private corporation, known in tax lingo formally as a “Canadian-controlled private corporation” (CCPC), often do so for a variety of tax reasons. While the recent Federal Budget in March 2017 did not change the corporate tax rates or the tax treatment of CCPCs, the various tax … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Insights from Budget 2017

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Entrepreneurs: Have the “Money Talk”

Time to have the “Money Talk”. Financial and Tax Planning are common catalysts in the first quarter of each year, regardless of when you file your taxes. Our Advisors at Hampton Securities would recommend entrepreneurs take it a step further. It is an ideal time to have the “Money Talk” with family and partners to … Continue reading Entrepreneurs: Have the “Money Talk”

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Monday Monitor: July Birthday Long Weekend

In light of the converging Canadian and U.S. long weekends due to national birthday parties, we have summarized a strong economic start to the summer below. Internationally, despite the negative headlines overall growth is solid: The global economy is picking up steam buoyed by both advanced and emerging economies. We expect global GDP growth to … Continue reading Monday Monitor: July Birthday Long Weekend

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A Pillar In The Community…Giving Back

The Partners and Associates of Hampton Securities believe strongly in supporting real needs in our community.  Organizations that shorten the distance between donations received and the problem to be solved are our focus.To that end we are very pleased to have had the privilege of contributing either as a firm or as individuals to the following … Continue reading A Pillar In The Community…Giving Back

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Monday Monitor June 26th, 2017: Inflation

Canada’s consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation fell 0.2% in May in seasonally adjusted terms. The year-on-year inflation rate to drop three ticks to 1.3%. This is historically below the target inflation rate of 2% to 3%, yet job or unemployment figures are strong and we look forward to April 2017 GDP results this … Continue reading Monday Monitor June 26th, 2017: Inflation

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Weekend Read: Women On Board

Where companies must disclose women representation in the boardroom and in the executive, since the introduction of the OSC’s “comply-or-explain” model in 2016, there was minimal movement toward the target of 30% by 2020. At the time of the review, 46% of public companies had NO women on their corporate boards in 2016. The National Instrument 58-101 “Disclosure of … Continue reading Weekend Read: Women On Board

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Monday Monitor: June 19th Interest Rates & Housing

U.S. Interest Rates Rise, Bank of Canada sends a signal for future rate increases, while housing markets react. Economic signals are indicating the later stages of recovery in North American Markets. Housing Markets Year over Year The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM climbed 2.2% in May, the largest-ever increase for that month in … Continue reading Monday Monitor: June 19th Interest Rates & Housing

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Monday Monitor: June 12th 2017 Stunning Jobs Report

Not only is the headline number impressive, the details of last week’s May jobs report are stunning. Private jobs recovered more than last month’s losses, registering its strongest gain in two years. Canadian employment increased 55,000 in May 2017 according to the Labour Force Survey, well above consensus which was looking for a rise of … Continue reading Monday Monitor: June 12th 2017 Stunning Jobs Report

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Monday Monitor: June 5th 2017 Economic Growth

“We are raising our GDP growth forecast for 2017 to 2.4%”. An update from our partners at National Bank Financial (NBF Economics) after the better-than-expected handoff from last year in 2016 (after upward revisions to Q4). In addition, Q1’s solid start coupled with economic growth in March 2017 was surprisingly strong. Another good piece of … Continue reading Monday Monitor: June 5th 2017 Economic Growth

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