US Employment May Not Be As Strong As Data Suggests: BMO

Cracks in America’s booming job market are starting to appear, warned Canada’s oldest bank. BMO Capital Markets outlined a divergence between US payroll and household-survey employment. The bank warns this is the largest divergence on record, outside of the pandemic—indicating the market might be weaker than it appears.  US Payroll and Household Employment  The US […]

How Low Interest Rates Sent Institutions Like Blackrock Into Bidding Wars For Homes

About 6 years ago, deep-pocketed investors and institutions gathered at the Megatrends conference. Blackrock CEO Laurance Fink told them something that seemed unconventional in 2015. The two greatest stores of wealth internationally today is [one] contemporary art…,” said the $6 trillion asset manager. “And two… apartments in Manhattan, apartments in Vancouver, [and apartments] in London.”  […]