Tag Archives: monetary policy

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 »

Why Low Interest Rates Are Here to Stay

The new normal The year is 2030. Self driving cars are delivering fast food right to people’s front doors. China surpasses the U.S. as the world’s largest economy. Everyone uses mobile wallets instead of credit cards. Increasing wealth inequality has created constant social unrest. But one thing hasn’t changed. Interest rates continue to remain at rock bottom. You… Read More »

The Consequences of Negative Interest Rate Policies

Stock Markets Reach Record Highs… Again  Both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 indexes have climbed to all time highs in late July. 🙂 But corporate earnings have been stagnant and economic growth remains weak. Restaurant sales have slowed. The U.S. economy only grew a disappointing 1.2% in the second quarter, well below expectations. 😕 So what’s… Read More »