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.

March 4, 2022

Liftoff! Bank of Canada Begins Rate Hiking Cycle

For the first time since 2018 the Bank of Canada has begun raising interest rates. In this weeks show we analyze the move and make predictions on the path of rate increases moving forward. We also chat about the war in Ukraine and how it is adding to inflationary pressures…

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February 25, 2022

The Invasion Has Begun, Macro Chess, and the Central Bankers Dilemma

Russia has officially invaded Ukraine. What does this mean for markets and for Canada? Is this the air cover central banks were looking for? The gents also weigh in on the Trudeau pivot, removing the emergency act.

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February 18, 2022

Recession Signals, Oil Bulls, & Ukraine

The yield curve is flattening which is pointing towards possible recession signals ahead. Meanwhile, Rich lays out the bullish thesis for oil and the possible impacts on the Calgary housing market.

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February 11, 2022

The Global Sovereign Debt Bubble

US inflation ripped to a 40 year high and central bankers are going to react by hiking interest rates on top of a global sovereign debt bubble. There won’t be a Paul Volcker moment this time around though. We also chat stocks and crypto.

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February 4, 2022

Truckers in Ottawa, Wealth Gaps, and The Fourth Turning

The trucker convoy has landed in Ottawa. What are the implications from a societal, political, and financial perspective? Meanwhile, Canada’s banking regulator says home prices could drop 10 to 20% in certain markets.

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January 28, 2022

The Bank of Canada Shocks The World, but not the Loonie Hour

The Bank of Canada shocked many in the financial world when they kept rates on hold this week. People were seriously pissed off. However, the gents at the Loonie Hour saw this coming. In this week’s episode, we discuss the implications of this policy decision and what we expect…

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January 21, 2022

The Bank of Canada Will Tighten Into Market Turmoil

Every mainstream bank economist is calling for aggressive rate hikes from the Bank of Canada. How far will they get? Meanwhile, national home prices ripped 26% and inflation touched its highest level in 30 years here in Canada land. …

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January 14, 2022

Inflation Hits 40 Year Highs and Housing Bubble Trouble

Inflation hit 7% in the US, a 40 year high. We can expect a similar print coming to Canada very soon. Meanwhile, the Canadian bank execs are pleading with the Bank of Canada to begin hiking rates in order to suck the speculative euphoria out of the housing market.

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January 8, 2022

Record Home Sales and Quicker Rate Hikes

The US Federal Reserve is getting revved up and pushing rate hikes forward. Expect volatility ahead as markets digest all of this. Nearly every other central bank will have to follow, including Canada. …

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