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Canadian Tire, Dollarama bucking the retail trend

It’s been a tough year for Canada’s discretionary retailers, but two companies are bucking the trend and remain solid opportunities for investors, says Keith Howlett, analyst at Desjardins Securities Inc. 201 more words

Trading Desk

My pockets are tight

Lately, we have been finding ourselves cutting out more expenses to increase the household cash flow.  It’s not that we cannot afford our lifestyle, it has more to do with wanting to live a debt free life.   340 more words

Bahiyah Shabazz

Why zero inflation is bad for the economy

Vivek Kaul

The wholesale price index (WPI) for the month of November 2014 was flat. Hence, wholesale prices in November 2014 were at the same level as November 2013. 876 more words


How Much Are Consumers Saving in December As A Result of Lower Gasoline Prices?

Sorry but memories of my early consulting interviews made me do it.  The interviewer would ask questions like the topic of this post and the interviewee would be expected to walk through their logic to arrive at the answer.   292 more words

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Retail Sales Portend +4 Percent GDP in 2015

Popular Economics Weekly

We have said that the prospect of higher interest rates next year may spur some extraordinary growth over the next few quarters, and just out holiday retail sales seem to be fulfilling that prophecy. 325 more words

Weekly Financial News

Here’s how much we’re saving at the pump – and how we’ll spend it

Gas prices have tumbled by double digits since the start of October as they chase oil prices lower.

While experts predict the downside to a prolonged slump in crude prices will likely start to be felt by households and consumers next year, the immediate effects of lower oil are all positive from the vantage point of the average Canadian. 267 more words


2015 Investor's Guide: Don't buy this, buy that—Consumer Stocks

Sometimes the smartest actions are the ones you don’t take. That old dictum seems relevant at a moment when the markets are a paradox: Each new high only makes many veteran investors more nervous that disaster looms. 818 more words