Featuring Keith Dicker, Steve Saretsky, and Richard Dias

The Loonie Hour

The Loonie Hour is a Canadian based global macro and geopolitical podcast covering newsworthy events across the globe and how they will impact Canadians.

February 16, 2024

HIgher for Longer? You Can Thank the US Economy

CPI Inflation came in hot once again in the US. Bond yield volatility surges. Markets removing rate cut expectations. Recessions in Japan and the UK. Construction costs in Canada are finally coming down. The $60M ArriveScam issue. The carbon tax rebrands.

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February 9, 2024

Real Estate Crisis Brings Deflation to China

US Jobs Numebrs come in hotter than expected, boosting bond yields higher. Jerome Powell speaks on 60 minutes interview. Canadians could be jailed for promoting the benefits of oil and gas. China is experiencing deflation, deepening financial woes. Commercial property bust leaks into Europe. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7oPwrOk8olsf0ZnzIBVfyu?si=598a3c6a2fa94b87…

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February 2, 2024

The Economic Shock Will Come From Outside the US

Commercial Real Estate is dragging global banks lower. Powell pushes back rate cuts. The return of bidding wars in the housing markets? Europe is drifting towards deflation. China property crisis deepens, Evergrande to liquidate holdings.

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January 26, 2024

Nobody is Positioned for a Second Wave of Inaflation – w/guest Tian Yang

Bank of Canada holds rates, but signals transition. Federal Government caps immigration of foreign students. Business bankruptcies in Canada are soaring. US GDP comes in hot, defies recession calls. ECB holds rates. China financial risks and how they impact Vancouver Real Estate. Special interview with Tian Yang, CEO of global…

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January 19, 2024

Hopes of Rate Cuts From the Bank of Canada are Starting to Fade

Core inflation in Canada came in hotter than expected. Immigration continues to pressure shelter inflation, creasting further challenges for the Bnak fo Canada. The Feds contemplate limiting foreign students in serval provinces. Bond yields push higher. Nuclear energy coming to Alberta. The World Economic Fourm kicks off.

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January 12, 2024

Inflation Jumps Higher than Forecasted – w/ guest Jared Dillian

Inflation remains sticky but the FED will still cut. Could this spark a second wave of inflation? Guest Jared Dillian, author of The Daily Dirtnap suggests that the stock market is on the cusp of a pull-back. Trading sentiment tops and bottoms. The striking similarities between US stocks and Canadian…

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January 5, 2024

The Perils of the Green Energy Transition w/ guest Doomberg

We interview energy expert, and popular newsletter writer Doomberg on the green energy transition. Net zero cars, nuclear energy, solar and wind, this is a masterclass on all things energy. There are no solutions, only trade offs, and Doomberg provides the sobering reality Canadians face in the years ahead as…

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December 29, 2023

Is Canada on the Verge of a Debt Crisis?

We discuss Pierre Polievre’s video that has gone viral regarding a potential debt crisis in Canada. Our total debt to GDP sits at 305% and is one of the highest in the G20. This has garnered response from Chrystia Freeland, the mainstream media, and various economists. What does the Loonie…

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December 22, 2023

Canada Mandates Zero-Emission Vehicles During Cost of Living Crisis

All vehicles sold in Canada must be hybrid or electric by 2035. We interviewed transportation energy expert David Rapson to discuss the economic impacts and the viability of the mandates. Reckless population growth running at the highest levels in nearly 70 years. Canada CPI still sticky. Financial Markets flirting with…

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