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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy A roundup of what The Globe and Mail’s market strategist Scott Barlow is reading today on the Web The financial media meme this morning is “the death of the bond market has been greatly exaggerated” and ignores the fact that it was the media stoking alarm in the sector at the beginning of the week. There’s been very little market volatility or changing of trends in the past year and, whether they admit it or not, I think the about-face in tone shows that market writers are getting bored, advertisement “This isn’t the bear market you’re looking for: McGeever” –Reuters “Death of Bond Bull Market Exaggerated as Volatility Signals Calm” – Bloomberg National Bank economists Stéfane Marion and Matthieu Arseneau went with a “man bites dog” approach by arguing that the record totals of domestic household debt are no big deal for the economy, “‘After controlling for fundamentals such as employment, population growth, housing tenure, immigration, education and the solidity of the welfare system, our analysis suggests that the ratio of household debt to disposable income in Canada is relatively conservative,” Marion and Arseneau wrote. “This probably reflects the cumulative effect of all actions taken to date to mitigate the vulnerability of the financial system to household indebtedness.”” “Canada’s Household Leverage Isn’t Abnormal, National Bank Says” – Bloomberg Happy news for investors in mining and energy, “China Sets New Records for Gobbling Up the World’s Commodities” – Bloomberg The Economist highlights the difficulties that Statistics Canada is having estimating the size, and potential growth, of the domestic marijuana market, “Parliament’s budget office made a first stab at estimating the size of the market: it guessed that in 2018 Canadians would spend C$4.2bn-6. How big is Canada’s marijuana market anyway?

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