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 8, 2024

Canadian Living Standards are Falling

Premiers across the country are demanding Trudeau pause the carbon tax increase. US Inflation jumps on higher producer prices. The crypto bull market is back. Rich takes the helm at the Bank of Canada.

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March 1, 2024

No Rate Cuts From the Bank of Canada this Year?

Tiff Macklem is on deck next week. Bitcoin hits record highs in Canadian dollars. Financial conditions are easing, pushing US equities and inflation higher. Canadian banks report earnings, the mortgage renewal wall is still a very big problem. GSP per capita declines for the sixth straight quarter.

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February 23, 2024

Canadian Farmers are Bracing for Tough Times Ahead – w/ Guest Shaun Haney

Commodity prices are falling, interest rates are up, and government policy is hurting Canadian farmer’s profits. Inflation in Canada plummets as retail sales slide. More politicians are looking for rate cuts. Troubles are mounting at European banks.

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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.

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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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