Josh

10 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @hrushkaj | Keep up with Josh on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Josh”

Post-shutdown America is on the verge of outright civil conflict

Investors, central bankers, governments and ordinary people around the world are relieved that the United States avoided default on its debt at the eleventh hour and ended its partial government shutdown. Everyone knows, however, that this is a very temporary solution and that the potential exists …

Bank of Canada likely to trim second half economic forecast

A Bank of Canada official has already let part of the cat out of the bag, so it won't be a big surprise when the central bank trims its economic forecast on Wednesday.<p>Governor Stephen Poloz and his colleagues won't change their benchmark overnight rate when they meet – it stands at 1 per cent, and …

Business (Canada)

Canada can’t lose focus on energy projects

A recent Credit Suisse report offers a startling snapshot of the relationship between American and Canadian personal wealth. For 2013, U.S. median personal wealth sits at $44,900 (U.S.), while in Canada it stands at $90,300. Part of that dramatic difference is thanks to Canada's relatively …

Natural Gas

Why the Bank of Canada ought to cut rates

The latest Canadian inflation figures inspire descriptions like benign, subdued, tepid and tame. Consumer price inflation remained steady in September at an annual rate of 1.1 per cent. The core price index, which excludes more volatile food and energy costs, also didn't budge from the previous …

Loonie ends lower as traders look to Bank of Canada announcement

The Canadian dollar closed slightly lower Monday, two days before the Bank of Canada makes its next announcement on interest rates.<p>The loonie shed 0.06 of a cent to 97.08 cents (U.S.).<p>Many economists expect the bank will keep its key rate at 1 per cent until around the fourth quarter of …

Bank of Canada

Does Canada have the skills to pay the bills?

If you really want to know how Canadians stack up in the global skills sweepstakes, don’t ask the education establishment. They tend to cherry-pick the data to highlight our relative strengths, but dance around the elephants in the room that threaten to trample our economic future.<p>That was clear …

Education

Carrick on money: How to set up a doomsday portfolio

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>How to set up a doomsday portfolio</b><p>Some thoughts on how to protect your portfolio if the U.S. government defaults on its debt. This Reuters article appeared before …

Personal Finance

TSX on the fast lane to 14,000 as technical indicators all turn positive

<i>Globe editors have posted this research report with permission of Phases & Cycles Inc. This should not be construed as an endorsement of the report's recommendations. For more on The Globe's disclaimers please read here. The following text is excerpted from the report:</i><p>The market has not only shown …

Stock Markets