Canada

Financial Institutions Are Buying Riskier Assets Due To Moral Hazard: Bank of Canada

Canadian financial institutions increasingly see the financial system as risk-free. That might be a risk itself. The Bank of Canada (BoC) completed its biannual Financial System Survey (FSS) this week. It found institutions are buying “riskier” assets to make up for low interest rates. Risk managers see the risk as low, believing the financial system […]

Canada

Canadians Are Investing Less Cash Into Real Estate and More Into US Stocks and Bonds

Are Canadian investors beginning to think real estate returns are a little stretched? Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data on net investment in foreign securities shows big growth for September. Investors have accelerated sending funds out of the country — primarily into US investments. At the same time dollar volumes for Canadian real estate investment have […]