100 Or Bust

100 Or Bust

Back in July, when the Bank of Canada aimed a 100bps rocket-propelled grenade at the country's inflation problem, market participants were quick to suggest the odds of a full-point move from the Fed were higher as a result. The BoC's broadside came on the heels of another distressing US CPI report (June's figures), but despite plenty in the way of data cover and the example set by Tiff Macklem, the FOMC ultimately opted for a second consecutive 75bps hike. They might've regretted not reaching f
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3 thoughts on “100 Or Bust

  1. H-Man, it will be interesting tomorrow to see if Powell can deliver a “risk off” message. Unfortunately, his track record suggests he will say something that turns “risk on”. But you never know.

  2. In Canada, Trudeau and his financial illiterate finance minister are still showering money to the class with the highest propensity to spend, throwing more gasoline to the inflation fire. Anecdotally, I am seeing inflation is getting more wide spread here with all service sectors increasing price by 10+% (i.e. car service, dental, restaurant). With the declining Canadian dollar (so far mainly against US dollar), inflation will only go higher, forcing BoC to hike more aggressively. I hope Trudeau doesn’t make the same mistake as Liz, but my confident is not high, as the minority government is prop up by the left leaning party.

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