Tag Archives: inflation

The State of the Economy – 2020 and Beyond

Past and future predictions Last year I predicted rough waters for 2020’s economy, and suggested 4 investments to protect against uncertainty. How did those suggestions work out so far? National real estate prices are +7% from last year. Year to date my silver stocks (WPM.TO) is +79%. Major telco stocks are down by about -3%. XCB.TO, an ETF… Read More »

How I obtained a negative interest rate mortgage

Why inflation matters U.S. government bonds in 1990 were paying investors 8% a year. That sounds amazing! Especially for a low risk investment. 🙂 But not everyone was buying them. Why? Because investment returns don’t tell the whole story. The inflation rate that year was 5.4%. That means the real rate of return on those bonds was only… Read More »