Canadian Residential Investment Drops For A Fifth Quarter, Signaling Recession

The Canadian real estate slowdown is putting a drag on GDP numbers. Statistics Canada (StatCan) numbers show residential investment fell for a fifth consecutive quarter in Q1 2019. Historically, a decline in residential investment in countries with high levels of ownership are a recession flag. Residential Investment and Why You Care Residential investment (a.k.a. residential […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Banks Prepare For Household Vulnerabilities, As Real Estate Debt Tops Record High

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Debt Hits A New Record, $1.56 Trillion Outstanding Canadian mortgage debt reached a new all-time high. There was over $1.56 trillion in mortgage debt outstanding in April, up 3.2% from last year. While there is some growth, it’s extremely […]