Inflation Mystery – Updates: CPG, T, BCE, FN, HLP, Preferred Shares
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For now at least, the threat of nuclear war has cooled to a war of words intensified by information transmitted on the internet. Broadcasting technology has advanced; audience sizes once only possible for major networks like ABC and NBC can now be accomplished with smartphones held in the palm of your hand. This is all enabled by global information technology using hand held devices available to anyone with $500 and enough to pay the monthly bill. This provides the opportunity to reach millions, providing there is reason enough for them to pay attention.
A less obvious, but equally important pending change is who will lead the US central bank come Feb-2018. Whoever it is, will need to be able to dispel the mystery of why there is a lack of inflation. This will be necessary to get on the short list for the job. This week's commentary offers some reasons for the mysteries of why inflation remains so tepid, and what this could mean for interest rates and investment valuations ahead.
Earnings updates include Crescent Point Energy(CPG), Telus Corp. (T), BCE Inc,(BCE), Mainstreet Health Investments Inc.(HLP.U, HLP.DB), First National Financial(FN, FN.PR.A,B) and preferred shares price changes by each of the three main categories.
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