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(source: Bloomberg, MSCI and ARG Inc. analysis)


What happened last week?

  • The TSX and Dow reached new all-time highs last week.  The TSX has had an unbroken series of thirteen daily gains: last losing value on October 4th.

  • Overall inflation rate for September was 4.4%, compared with the U.S. rate of 5.4% for the same period.  The assumption that current inflation is temporary and related directly to the reopening and recovery of economies is beginning to be questioned.  When food, shelter and transportation prices rise, 3.9%, 4.8% and 9.1%, respectively, concern also rises.  Eventually inflation will pressure central banks like the U.S Federal Reserve and our Bank of Canada to slow price increases by slowing economic growth. (Source1, Source2)

  • Evergrande, China’s massive housing builder, continues to struggle with debt repayment issues ($300 Billion) and links to a housing bubble in that country as China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth stagnates. 

What’s ahead for this week?

  • In Canada, wholesale trade and the raw materials price index for September and two very important indicators for August, the employment report and real GDP, will be announced.  On Wednesday the Bank of Canada will release its latest monetary policy announcement.

  • In the U.S., September’s goods trade deficit, wholesale and retail inventories, durable goods orders, pending home sales and new home sales will be announced.  Personal spending and real GDP, also for September, will be the most noteworthy economic indicators released this week.

  • Globally, GDP, business climate, consumer confidence, unemployment and consumer inflation will be released for Germany.  Eurozone figures for GDP, inflation, consumer confidence and money supply are scheduled to be announced. 

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