Interesting Articles and Reports
SEPTEMBER 04, 2011
How safe is CMHC? Let's have another look at how it compares to Fannie Mae, the now taxpayer bailed-out entity that served a similar role in the US.Continue reading
AUGUST 25, 2011
What's really driving this crazy market? More to the point, what's NOT driving it...Continue reading
AUGUST 22, 2011
A key component to the development of any asset bubble is a new and widespread belief about the 'investment worthiness' of a particular asset. Is this happening in Canada? How can we quantify this?Continue reading
AUGUST 18, 2011
When the Bank speaks....people ought to listen! The Bank of Canada released their Summer 2011 Bank of Canada Review. Any good economist recognizes the importance of data released by the Bank of Canada as it helps form policy direction...Continue reading
JULY 29, 2011The Margin of Safety and Turning Points in House Prices: Great study in the Financial Analysts Journal
JULY 08, 2011The superficial appeal of the 'population growth drives Canadian house price' argument: Does it hold water?
JULY 06, 2011Misleading averages and bad science
JUNE 23, 2011What's really driving house prices in Canada? The must-see graph of the day...
JUNE 16, 2011Rough day for Vancouver: Boston Bruins, Mark Carney, and TD all rain on the parade.
FEBRUARY 02, 2011Is homeowner equity a predictor of future price movements?
JANUARY 02, 2011Who's the 'hare-brained' one? More hot air from perma-bull Jay Bryan