The Loonie Hour

by Steve Saretsky

The Loonie Hour is a Canadian based macro economic podcast covering newsworthy events across the globe and how they will impact Canadians. 

Podcast episodes

  • E38 - Are We Already In A Recession?

    E38 - Are We Already In A Recession?

    Latest data from the Atlanta Fed is suggesting we might already be in a recession. Meanwhile, home sales continue to slow in suburban housing markets, and stresses are rising in the corporate bond market with spreads widening to l...

    01:03:40
  • E37 - Are Markets Finally Pricing In An Economic Downturn?

    E37 - Are Markets Finally Pricing In An Economic Downturn?

    Canada's inflation rate ripped higher once again, hitting 7.7% year-over-year and surpassing market expectations yet the 5 year bond yield fell on the news and has been declining in recent weeks. Have we seen a top in bond yields?...

    01:01:19
  • E36 - Sovereign Debt Bubbles Ready To Pop

    E36 - Sovereign Debt Bubbles Ready To Pop

    The Bank of Canada Threatens To Break The Housing MarketThe Federal Reserve raises rates by 75bps the largest rate hike since 1994. The Swiss National Bank also shocked with a 50bps rate hike. Sovereign debt bubbles are now facing...

    58:14
  • E35 - The Bank of Canada Threatens To Break The Housing Market

    E35 - The Bank of Canada Threatens To Break The Housing Market

    More hawkish rhetoric from the Bank of Canada as they prep for another rate hike. Mortgage rates in Canada are now at their hightest levels in 2008 and some banks are pulling the cord. Meanwhile, the Euro Zone preps for to hike ra...

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  • E34 - Will The Bank of Canada Get Interest Rates To 3% This Year

    E34 - Will The Bank of Canada Get Interest Rates To 3% This Year

    The Bank of Canada raised interest rates another 50bps this week. They remain very hawkish and suggest that interest rates may need to go north of 3% in order to get inflation down. Meanwhile, housing in Canada continues to slow. ...

    01:05:05