A New Global Trend Or Just Maple Syrup On Bacon?

“I can already hear the guffaws from all my hard money readers. The last thing the government needs to do is spend more money is what they will say. We need to save more, spend less, and tighten our belts. Well, that has been tried.”

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Boris The Bullet-Dodger.

Seemingly unwilling to risk any further damage to his already low approval ratings, Trump ultimately decided to go ahead and take the drama out of the debt ceiling debate, striking a deal with Democrats – much to chagrin of the GOP. We’ve now got a new lease on life – until December. And even that…

Chart Of The Day: So Is That The 50Y Or The 2Y Yield?

We’re going to keep writing about today’s BoC rate hike because as noted earlier, it’s more important than most stories that contain the word “Canada.”

Consider This A Preview: Don’t Ignore Canada’s Rate Hike

The BoC hike is important. Poloz is effectively being used as a guinea pig by DM central bankers to see what happens when you hike rates in the post-crisis era. And if you’re a market watcher in the U.S. or Europe, you should take note of what the TSX did as soon as the decision came down.

Bank Of Canada Hikes Rates, Loonie Surges To Fresh Two-Year High

This wasn’t entirely unexpected given the hot economic data that’s been coming in fast and furious over the past couple of months, but it is extremely notable coming after the July hike.

‘Good Luck, We’re All Counting On You’: Full Week Ahead Preview

To be sure, whatever you thought was going to dominate the news flow in the week ahead is probably going to take a backseat to North Korea, for obvious reasons. 

But North Korea isn’t the only thing on traders’ minds this week. Not by a long shot.

Meanwhile, In Canada: GDP Grows The Most Since The Turn Of The Millennium

Y/Y, Canada’s economy grew by 4.6% in the 12 months through the end of May. That’s the highest growth rate since the millennium!

Loonie Tunes: Closing The Book On A Short Gone Horribly Wrong

And thus ends one of the most painful chapters in the history of spec positions gone horribly wrong.

‘Does Canada 2017 = US 2007?’ Goldman Asks If Canada Is On The Brink

“Nominal home prices in Canada have grown by 13% over the past year, and by 200% since 2000. These sharp increases in home prices in Canada have invited comparisons with the US housing market in the period leading up to the Global Financial Crisis.”

Horrific Loonie Short Disappears As Bears Frantically Covered Into Rate Hike

Well with the release of the latest CFTC data, we learn that a long, and exceedingly painful chapter for CAD shorts has (almost) come to an end…

Stocks Surge On ‘Good Cop’ Yellen; Trader Makes ‘Unprecedented’ $10 Million Bond Bet

Well, the message from Yellen was heard loud and clear and amusingly, so was the message from Stephen Poloz. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking they coordinated to make sure one offset the other. The BoC hiked, as expected, but “expected” is a relative term here. Because the whole abrupt shift in rhetoric that culminated…

‘Sold To You!’, Loonie Bulls

“The Loonie is streaking higher like a Canuck on a breakaway, and suddenly, all the Canadian Dollar bears are strangely silent.”

‘Loon’-Acy: USDCAD Dives As Bank Of Canada Hikes Rates

Canada Raises Rate to 0.75%, Says CPI Softness Is Temporary
BOC: “current outlook warrants today’s withdrawal of some of the monetary policy stimulus in the economy”

One Trader Is Already ‘Outraged’ And It’s Only Monday

“I’m also outraged.”

O, Canada! China?! Yellen Yellin’: Full Week Ahead Preview

Ok, well this should be an interesting week. We’ll get the BoC, which will make Bloomberg’s Luke Kawa happy because it means Canada will be in the spotlight for once. He’s got some fun Canada-themed socks we imagine he might wear on Wednesday. “The recent avalanche of hawkish messages from the BoC, as well as…