After Donald

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Donald Trump was never going to win. As stated here long ago. Weekend events confirmed the obvious. The most unqualified person ever to stand for the world’s most important office didn’t have a chance, no matter how many ‘deplorables’ filled stadiums to cheer on their quixotic, unhinged hero.

The contest isn’t about left against right. Nor is Hillary Clinton any prize. Both candidates suck, but one has a proven track record of governance. The other one tweets, makes money and divides. Trump, so imperfect, is the empty vessel into which a disenfranchised American middle class poured so much hope.

That’s the story. Financial markets always assumed a Clinton win, so expect a post-debate bounce on Monday. (Update here.) But traders, investors the elite often don’t comprehend the depth of anger that created Trump – making this unlikely, vulgar, self-possessed billionaire into a working-class saviour. Yep. That’s it. Brexit, all over again. TPTB ignore it at their peril.

I’m writing this pre-Sunday night debate, assuming he shows up and confirms the election’s outcome. The Republican party’s been torn down the middle, with the cheering malcontents on one side and the evangelicals plus soft-right fiscal conservatives on the other. Trump’s now toxic, could cost the GOP a slew of seats plus end up making millions of Americans feel they’re utterly voiceless when he’s thumped on the 8th.

So why’d it happen?

Simple. Trump became the nominee of a major party because Republicans saw the torrent of support he engendered and feared standing in its way. The bigger question is why a deeply flawed guy like this got so far. Unless addressed, the leader who comes next could be a far worse choice for America, and the rest of us.

As with Brexit, in which disentitled and angry voters struck out in what they saw as naked self-interest, the enemy is ‘them.’ The elites, central bankers, corporations , 1%ers, Chinese, Muslims, career politicians, terrorists and immigration. All of this flowed from globalization, in which the dismantling of trade barriers led to the efficient utilization of capital and labour, plus a serious lowering of overall costs.

What that means to the Trumpians and Brexit voters: they took our jobs.

Making it worse have been the low inflation and rock-bottom interest rates central bankers created. That means savings pay nothing (forcing people to take more risk), loans are too cheap (so debt is epic and houses unaffordable) and the rich get richer. Ten thousand Boomers retire in the US every day. Their average net worth is $102,000, with an average of 22 years to live. Pensions are scarce. This is not going to end well. Seems everyone but the political leaders gets that.

Trump has offered simple solutions to a structural problem. Rip up trade agreements. Bring the jobs back from China. Build a wall across the border. Ban Muslims. Punish corporations and Wall Street. Oppose Washington. Make America great again. It’s a narcotic to millions on the outside. The last thing they want are political dynasties, like above-the-law Clintons.

Trump’s electoral defeat will be good for the markets, investors and the one-percenters. It will facilitate the Fed raising interest rates on December 14th and then into 2017. Hillary will pose no threat to the status quo, despite the campaign rhetoric and the silly promises she made to shut Bernie Sanders up. The tepid but relentless US recovery will continue. Global growth will not be arrested by an isolationist American leader. People sitting on balanced, globally-diversified portfolios will do just fine. Those who’ve been hiding in cash, fearing the election or expecting a recession will wish they’d received better advice.

The immediate future looks fine. The next few years, ditto. But when a populist firebrand comes long who’s not a bigot, racist, egotist fake, look out.

223 comments ↓

#1 For those about to flop... on 10.09.16 at 4:53 pm

Damn toasters been playing up all weekend.
Not sure what’s wrong with it, but it’s been setting off all the smoke detectors.

Maybe it’s just the smell of burnt Trump in the morning…

M42BC

#2 This Week in Money on 10.09.16 at 4:54 pm

Worth listening to:

Ross Kay – Canadian Made Housing Collapse. $1 Trillion in paper wealth to evaporate overnight.

Dan Harris – What he believes caused the Vancouver Real Estate Bubble to expand and then burst.

http://www.howestreet.com/2016/10/08/this-week-in-money-73/

#3 Walter Safety on 10.09.16 at 5:03 pm

Yes, Hillary will be able to continue setting the world on fire. Preemptive of course.

#4 Trump2016TrumpJr2024 on 10.09.16 at 5:11 pm

The stock market will crash and Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States….

Alberta has entered a Great Depression and so will the rest of Canada….

Enjoy your turkey now folks!!!!

#5 Context on 10.09.16 at 5:14 pm

Trump is toast as the machine is behind Hillary. The opening markets in the Peso are exploding and this indicates a Hillary win. Tonight’s debate cannot be missed as we all can enjoy a circus.

#6 For those about to flop... on 10.09.16 at 5:21 pm

Boss…. Billy Bush is on line two requesting an interview with you.

Ryan Lochte and Donald Trump are on lines three and four and neither of them think that it’s a good idea…

M42BC

#7 Self Directed on 10.09.16 at 5:30 pm

If trump does wins, it will certainly say something about their economic recovery (ie not sure everyone thinks they have). He might just be a genius after all, appealing to those Americans who want to get rid of the status quo. I keep hearing “change agent”.

However, i bet he’s got some ragets shooting off his mouth about grabbing stuff. Wow!! That was messed up…. ladies, that is NOT standard locker room talk!

Was having an interesting convo with my american bro in law about the electoral system and just how broken it is. We discussed what it would take to fix it but fell short of positive solutions. I think pride seems to get in the way. We both agreed there’s no reason the US could not build a utopia in 20 years with a relentless inward focus. It can be done, but things might need to get worse before they get better.

Thanks for posting today Garth. Go kiss Dorothy and pat Bandit for being a good boy. It’s thanksgiving.

#8 AB Boxster on 10.09.16 at 5:52 pm

Yes, Donald is a populist and bombastic egotistical ahole.
And he would certainly not be called a ‘feminist’ of any sort.
But a bigot and racist? Well aren’t all us white males bigotted, racist and sexist these days, just by being white and male.

While a Hillary win will be good for status quo, good for markets, good for balanced portfolios, it’s still hard to argue that it is good for American society.

The efficient flows of capital and labor and finance will continue to mean that those in North America, that once had a high standard of living, will see this continue to decline as wages fall, and well paying jobs leave.

National economies will become more highly indebted as trade imbalances continue to be massively one sided.

The losers from the unfettered movement of capital and labour will continue to lose, and as this happens and drives down the middle class, countries such as the US and eventually Canada, will suffer.

The elite should be happy that the disaffected still think that they can affect change via the vote. Despite the fact that Donald is all that you say, the bigger issue, that no one recognizes, is that he has such high support, despite his faults.

Disseffected citizenry, with no hope, and a government which cares little about their plight, and a citizenry with many guns, as in the US, could become a highly volatile mix.

Hillary does not care about the 47% of the voters that still support Trump.
There is nothing that she can say or do, that would make them believe that her policies will have any benefit for their lives.

A win for Hillary will surely result in stable markets and stable finance.

It is quite unlikely to result in stable American society.

#9 lala on 10.09.16 at 5:52 pm

Wrong, people are feed up and want a change, Clinton’s created this mess so time to clean up.

#10 tran on 10.09.16 at 5:53 pm

Canada needs the wall.

#11 Trojan House on 10.09.16 at 5:57 pm

Both of these candidates suck. Because of that, we may see the biggest voter turnout or the lowest voter turnout ever.

Someone in the US needs to call an election time-out, get rid of Trump and Clinton and start all over again. It is definitely scary to think one these idiots will be president. One of them a racist, bigot and the other a lying, war monger who works for the banks and 1%ers.

No wonder people are getting angry.

#12 not 1st on 10.09.16 at 6:05 pm

Trump didnt come here to win the election – he came here to destroy the system.

Mission accomplished. He wins either way.

#13 conan on 10.09.16 at 6:10 pm

Not ready yet to stick a fork in Trump. Strangely, his little bus talk about cats might not hurt him as much as people think.

If he pulls off a strong and well prepared showing tonight, then he is back in. I have no love for Trump. I side more with what Robert Di Niro thinks.

Like it or not, the vast majority of us talk about sex with our closest friends. It does not matter, male or female. we are all hard wired for sex.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SrwfsF-gbU

#14 mouldyinYVR on 10.09.16 at 6:14 pm

Thanks, Garth-you said it best.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

#15 Linda on 10.09.16 at 6:19 pm

Interesting post but – if ‘millions’ of Americans are feeling disenfranchised & are voting/standing behind Trump due to those feelings, doesn’t that mean he still could win? Gaffes & all? I’m not up on how the vote goes in the USA, but if those angry people mark an ‘X’ beside Trump’s name & the numbers are ‘enough’, doesn’t that mean he will become the next President?

#16 IVoteIndependent on 10.09.16 at 6:20 pm

“Those who’ve been hiding in cash, fearing the election or expecting a recession will wish they’d received better advice.”

…will wish they’d have ACCEPTED the better advice they received at GreaterFool.ca

#17 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.09.16 at 6:23 pm

“The Donald” proving once again that “style” over “substance” will fool the “pitchfork and torches” mob voter every time.
Putin for Vice President.

#18 Zoe on 10.09.16 at 6:23 pm

‘Made in America’

Saw a Trump shirt in a thrift store. Wasn’t made in America. Just saying.

#19 Randy on 10.09.16 at 6:26 pm

Don’t confuse Media Propaganda with Reality

#20 BobC on 10.09.16 at 6:30 pm

I hate it, absolutely hate it that your right.

#21 Sammy the Shnooze on 10.09.16 at 6:30 pm

“All of this flowed from globalization, in which the dismantling of trade barriers led to the efficient utilization of capital and labour, plus a serious lowering of overall costs.” – Garth

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“Efficient utilization of labour.” Yeah. Like child labour in India. Does the world really need this?

#22 Larry on 10.09.16 at 6:30 pm

Broadrrick, Willey and Jones disagree with you Garth … so do 10’s of millions of deplorable American voters.

#23 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 6:32 pm

Tonight’s debate will decide who wins.

Hillary’s advantage she knows every question pre-debate and has rehearsed her answers, not to mention is being moderated by the Clinton News Network. Trump’s advantage is the low expectations for his performance in light of all the Kitten talk. And his back is against the wall.

Been listing to the pundits on TV, The objectification of woman is terrible and reprehensible. I’m in Sherway gardens today going through torcher, tagging along with wifee poo who’s on an elusive hunt for that perfect dress that doesn’t exist for my son’s upcoming wedding. I saw chicks buying makeup, heels, push up bra’s, perfume and all the things necessary to either piss off a rival or catch a man.

If the woman hate being objectified so much, why do they buy all this shit that makes em objects?

Ladies, please explain. This Neandertal want’s to know.

#24 Muttley O'Toole on 10.09.16 at 6:32 pm

It is not over until the fat lady sings and I would also add be very careful of what you wish for.

#25 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 6:33 pm

#8 AB Boxster on 10.09.16 at 5:52 pm
Yes, Donald is a populist and bombastic egotistical ahole.
And he would certainly not be called a ‘feminist’ of any sort.
But a bigot and racist? Well aren’t all us white males bigotted, racist and sexist these days, just by being white and male..

Good one…

#26 Alfred E. Neuman on 10.09.16 at 6:36 pm

“But when a populist firebrand comes along who’s not a bigot, racist, egotist fake, look out.”

From the GOP, Paul Ryan.

In the interim Garth, I think it sadly unfortunate that Libertarians Gary Johnson and his VP Bill Weld are not more in the forefront of this election.

As it stands, the choice is the lesser of two evils and neither are “firebrands”.

#27 isuckless on 10.09.16 at 6:42 pm

Trump will probably lose, but that will not stop the movement of disenfranchised millions in the US.
He is hated by big money, Clintons, Bushes, Kennedies, MSM, financiers, Arms dealers, Defense companies, Pentagon, markets, everyone who is currently removed from the mid (and lower) class reality.

He is probably not the best candidate for the US president but the US president is not omni potent as there is a Congress and a Senate but this is a media circus as elections for the Congress and Senate are not as sexy (and Americans are obsessed by the president – this is fabricated by the media, like so many things)

If Trump does not win I don’t think that the grassroots movement will stop with him and if we survive Clintons’ presidency (no 3rd world war – Russia installed S-300/400 rockets in Syria) hopefully someone will step and lead the necessary change (markets will hate that again as the movement is against Wall street and won’t stop when people get tired sitting on the streets)

BTW, Brexit was set-up long time ago to undermine EU. Britain was there just to be thorn in the side of France/Germany and now is the time to deliver the death blow to the EU.

#28 isuckless on 10.09.16 at 6:46 pm

Oh, and BTW, Hilary will sign the TPP – end of Canada as one of G20 countries :(

#29 Basil Fawlty on 10.09.16 at 6:46 pm

It is interesting that Trump attracts 10000 to his politicalal rally’s, while Clinton gets 200.
In regards to so called free trade agreements, why does it take a 1000 page agreement to remove tariffs. People are tired off the good jobs being shipped offshore, even though some prices have come down.
Ray Dalio saidd recently that a 1% rise in interest rates would reduce stock and bond values by $1T. The Fed knows this and has kept rates low, while continually saying rates will increase due the improving economy. However, rates remain in the toilet. It is all PR baloney, as the economy is not improving.

#30 espressobob on 10.09.16 at 6:50 pm

Unfortunately Trump is reflecting American frustration. Standard of living circling the drain and he has a serious following. That’s scary, even though the dude has issues.

The debate in a couple of hours should prove to be most entertaining.

#31 Millennial905er on 10.09.16 at 7:00 pm

Benghazi, Marc Yuri, email scandal, likely lying under oath to Congress….almost guaranteed nuclear war with Russia if Clinton becomes president. We’re screwed either way no matter who wins. The markets aren’t the most important thing at play anymore. The safety and well being of the world is potentially at stake here. How are these two the best the US has to offer? Sickening.

Nuclear war? Drama queen much? — Garth

#32 young & foolish on 10.09.16 at 7:01 pm

The middle classes is the first world have had it too easy for too long … why should you enjoy a life of plenty while those living in India and China scramble for $2 per day wages? Are you entitled, or something special? Sit down, you’re just another chump.

Like my grandad always says … It’s easier to bring the third world to the first than the other way around.

China’s growth this year will likely be 6 times that of Canada. — Garth

#33 Millennial905er on 10.09.16 at 7:01 pm

Marc *Turi

#34 Rexx Rock on 10.09.16 at 7:03 pm

Yes,the USA needs a socialist leader like T2.Open borders ,trade and bigger deficits.Lower interests rates so people keep buying more houses and get deeper in debt.

#35 common sense on 10.09.16 at 7:04 pm

Happy Thanksgiving one and all…

Do your digestive system a favour and avoid the farce this evening at 9 EST.

#36 TurnerNation on 10.09.16 at 7:04 pm

How was Ronald Regan – a screen actor – qualified?

This is how:

“Frank Zappa — ‘Government is the Entertainment division of the military- industrial complex.'”

Reagan was governor of a state with a larger economy than that of Canada before standing for president. You did not know that? — Garth

#37 For those about to flop... on 10.09.16 at 7:14 pm

Brexit update for those interested.
Some of the politicians want to have the final say.
This is not high end journalism but you should check it out.

One word of caution.

The Daily Telegraph gets its stories from a telegraph pole.

The Daily Star gets its stories from a strippers pole…

M42BC

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/552151/Ed-Miliband-plots-brake-Brexit-Ex-Labour-boss-MPs-vote

#38 Grey Dog on 10.09.16 at 7:15 pm

I can’t exhale until Trump loses AND accepts loss. Live in 905 but too close a witness to the Rob Ford Era…it can happen, saw something today…maybe CNN sight, southern evangelicals were big on forgiveness today and still supporting Trump today after Friday’s hot mike.

Every week, it has been a different event for Trump and I say to myself; there is no way he can recover from this, yet this cat has more than 9 lives!

#39 MarketInquisitor on 10.09.16 at 7:35 pm

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-09/meet-mommy-and-daddy-australia-s-fastest-growing-mortgage-lenders

#40 Alberta Guy on 10.09.16 at 7:40 pm

Back to Canada & Oct 17 mortgage changes. Anyone have thoughts on what will happen to 5 year rates and variable rates for those of us who have been taking advantage of the low rate variables (1.95% currently with BMO).

#41 Femdom Fist on 10.09.16 at 7:41 pm

Hillary will be fine, no one can bring back the 20th century. The ‘edgy’ opinions in the comments are so tiresome.

#42 Trump's not done yet on 10.09.16 at 7:44 pm

Things have sunk to the level of “tabloid” now with this ridiculous obsession over some stupid comment from a decade ago. Meanwhile the wars of Bush and Obama continue, and will continue with Clinton, but nobody cares about that. People will continue to see their jobs disappear overseas in this “efficient market”. Yes, “they took our jobs”, and neo-globalists wouldn’t be so dismissive of it if it affected you or someone that you cared about. The majority of the people who participate in the polls done by this blog are comfortably among the wealthy in society and no-doubt in some cases have no connections to or concerns with the lower middle working class which Garth rightfully points out as feeling hopeless.

The people DO have a right to decide by voting if they want to change the course that they are headed on, and if that includes a socialist, Bernie-style redistributionist or a Trump-style protectionist, then we have a democratic right to choose them regardless of whether the wealthy elite and their lackeys in government approve. And if you try to take away this right or interfere with it then don’t be surprised at what eventually happens.

To quote an other who is wiser than I regarding jobs, outsourcing, and the potential negative effects on GDP growth that protectionism might bring:
“…a smaller pie more evenly distributed among fellow citizens is a more urgent priority than a larger pie with every new slice going to the top.”

P.s. Happy thanksgiving.

#43 Not a big deal on 10.09.16 at 7:48 pm

Sorry but I disagree. You are going to see the highest voter turnout in recent history. People are sick and tired of career politicians being influenced by wallstreet and their ilk.

Explain to us all how the Clintons amassed a 300 million dollar fortune on govt salaries. It is all blood money and the tens of millions of new voters know it. It is these people who use the internet to research and learn. They do not watch main stream media which is a blessing in disguise.

Edited for objectionable content. — Garth

#44 Pingliu on 10.09.16 at 7:53 pm

Hillary is nearly as divisive as obama. Trump cant help it if the braindead masses are being trigger manipulated. Hillary entirely depends on gender and race to exploitm

Anyway i hope this site doesnt get too orwellian doubletalk with its criminal establishment support.

You are probably right about hillary winning but wow what a pathetic outcome this turned into.

The baby boomers cant exit soon enough. God help us

#45 Pingliu on 10.09.16 at 7:56 pm

Lol that the same people that protested against the iraq war are now waving im with her signs

Its like people forget the iraq war war was entirely legit via Bill Clintons iraq liberation act.

Natural selection

#46 Joe2.0 on 10.09.16 at 8:02 pm

Not over yet…
Ever hear about Bill Clintons antics?
Bold faced liar.
Pick your poison.

#47 MSM-Free Zone on 10.09.16 at 8:05 pm

Life seemed a whole lot simpler when Canadian families could afford to live on one income, one car, one television, one telephone, and one DB pension. All made in Canada. And a troll was still but a character in a child’s fairytale. Then someone made us believe none of those were affordable anymore. The Canadianized lyrics of a Bruce Springsteen song.

Too late, though. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.

A rising tide lifted only the yachts. Gated communities here we come.

#48 Andrew Woburn on 10.09.16 at 8:17 pm

Sitting half and hour in the window of a busy coffee bar last Friday on Government Street in Victoria, I saw at least three young women with baby bumps passed by and another four pushing baby buggies. There were lots of younger energetic pedestrians in the street. Traffic on the way in to town was heavy. My wife and I scouted the antiques district on Fort Street and found it to be a shrunken shadow of its old glory. Later we dined at a highly popular, moderately upscale restaurant where we were definitely older than the median. The city of the “newly wed and nearly dead” that I knew in the eighties feels a lot different.

According to the media –

“Victoria’s unemployment rate didn’t budge either in September as it remained at 4.7 per cent, tied with Quebec City for the lowest rate in the country. Vancouver posted a rate of 4.9 per cent, Abbotsford was 6.0 and Kelowna was 7.3.

In Victoria, the areas that saw the greatest job growth over the last 12 months were the professional, scientific and technical sectors, which in September had 20,000 positions, up from 14,000 at the same time last year.”

http://www.timescolonist.com/canada-adds-67-200-jobs-victoria-ties-for-lowest-unemployment-rate-1.2360615

and:

“Victoria’s Fort Street is in the midst of a property boom, according to a commercial realtor. The street has long been known for its many antique stores, but thanks to new condo developments and the presence of high-tech employment that’s changing, according to Anne Tanner with Cushman and Wakefield.

“VIATEC … bought their building right on Fort Street, Fort and Blanshard, and that really put Fort Street on the map for the tech sector”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/victoria-fort-street-1.3793559

I know that Victoria Real Estate Update believes that the city is overvalued and that may be right, but there is definitely a new energy there. I have read that the high tech sector is now one of the major employers in the area and that artists are moving over from over-priced Vancouver.

For you cynics, I’m not plugging my non-existent Victoria RE. We are really happy in Nanaimo, but it sure is nice having a such a cool little city nearby especially since Vancouver is turning into a place only the Kardashians’ could love.

#49 alberta guy on 10.09.16 at 8:24 pm

Anyone have thoughts about variable rate mortgages after Oct 17. Currently mine is 1.95% at BMO. Lock or not lock?

#50 Blobby on 10.09.16 at 8:29 pm

I’ve still not written off trump.. never underestimate stupid when it comes to fear and xenophobia.

Normally I’d be confident trump couldn’t win.. but after brexit.. I just don’t know any more…

#51 the other white meat(pork) on 10.09.16 at 8:36 pm

Don’t write Trump off just yet, to do so would be to underestimate the deep anger felt by a betrayed middle class. How much longer do you think they will tolerate watching their jobs disappear and their quality of life disintegrate before doing something drastic?

When people feel like they’ve got little left to lose, they Brexit and vote for Trump. When they’ve got nothing left to lose they’ll burn the playhouse down. Helter Skelter comes to mind.

#52 Terry on 10.09.16 at 8:41 pm

“but one has a proven track record of governance.”

Really Garth?

Please tell that to the surviving family members of the Benghazi attacks!!!

Eight years in the White House, a decade in the Senate and eight more in the Cabinet is called a ‘track record.’ Whether you like it or note, this is experience, which was obviously the point. — Garth

#53 Larry Dickman on 10.09.16 at 8:47 pm

I’d put my money on Trump

http://www.infowars.com/donald-trump-speaks-with-bill-clintons-victims-ahead-of-second-debate/

#54 TheSpangler on 10.09.16 at 8:49 pm

Trey Parker and Matt Stone called it the best, it’s always between a douche and a turd sandwich. Currently we have the biggest douche and largest turd sandwich in history running to be president.

I don’t agree with you on trade agreements they have to be fixed, North American has higher environmental and labor standards than other places in the world. Until there is a level playing on such items like this there should be no free trade. Factor in externalities.

#55 conan on 10.09.16 at 9:07 pm

And round two begins….

Hillary is rockin the QE II haircut

Donald is wearing his ” take no prisoners” red tie.

#56 NoName on 10.09.16 at 9:08 pm

hilary won coin toss, and first question from teacher…
oh the horror

#57 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 9:10 pm

Why I quit being a lefty after Chretien.

It’s stifling.

It’s leaders paint a picture and you must agree and praise every brush stroke. Point out a section of the print you don’t like and you’re booted out and shunned. That’s fricken mind control people.

Main Points:

Open borders for all
Man Climate Change is Real
Manly straight white males are evil.
LGBT is the new moral authority
Church is irrelevant.
Feminized Males are cool.
Pipelines are bad.
Alberta oil is dirty.
Teachers are good
Businessmen who create Jobs are evil.
Everyone should be in a Union.
Bicycles are better than pickup trucks.

Speak out against anyone of these brush strokes and you are gone, voted off the island. Lose all your friends Mabey your job.

Me, I woke up, now I take great pleasure and enjoy wee-weeing on the entire painting whenever I have a chance.

#58 Freeman on 10.09.16 at 9:11 pm

Oh oh, Deutsche Bank failed to get a lower settlement from the DOJ (Department of Justice) this weekend.

#59 Doug t on 10.09.16 at 9:18 pm

Wake up people – stop watching the cbc and buy a subscription to Adbusters

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

#60 Mark M. on 10.09.16 at 9:26 pm

“It will facilitate the Fed raising interest rates on December 14th and then into 2017.” – Garth

Not even a remote possibility. The “really smart people” at the Fed you’ve praised here numerous times only have one trick, stimulus. With the US economy rapidly decelerating, the rate hike pretense will end after the election.

If substantive rate hikes are what the Fed really wanted, they would have done it the six previous times you were certain they would.

The Fed’s next move is a rate cut, it’s pretty damn obvious Garth.

#61 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 9:27 pm

Trump ou should be in jail. To Hillary. Just bought 1000 contracts on usdmxñ go babey go space shuttle now.

#62 conan on 10.09.16 at 9:29 pm

Is Hillary getting rattled?

#63 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 9:37 pm

@smokingman USDMXN after trump says you should be in jail.

#64 WalMark of Sadkatoon on 10.09.16 at 9:43 pm

Shillary wins easily. She has the EC. Trump is no chance. Will be a landslide.

If trump wins I will worship SM as the second coming

#65 WalMark of Sadkatoon on 10.09.16 at 9:44 pm

The Fed’s next move is a rate cut, it’s pretty damn obvious Garth.

How much money do u have on that bet?

That’s what I thought

#66 WalMark of Sadkatoon on 10.09.16 at 9:46 pm

Eight years in the White House, a decade in the Senate and eight more in the Cabinet is called a ‘track record.’ Whether you like it or note, this is experience, which was obviously the point. — Garth

Kinda reminds me of JT lol

#67 Millenial on 10.09.16 at 9:46 pm

“Both candidates suck.”

Ain’t that the truth.

#68 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 9:50 pm

Making huge loot pissed out of your mind, listening to opponents duke it out who move markets.

Like taken candy from babies. one more one-liner from trump. its 19.000

I’m I the only one that plays like this..

#69 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 9:55 pm

USDMXN just said Trump won. over 19.000 now

#70 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 10:03 pm

#67 Millenial on 10.09.16 at 9:46 pm
“Both candidates suck.”

Ain’t that the truth.
…………….

Who cares to learn to make bets on this shit. Up 800k in a few minutes and I’m drunk.

#71 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 10:06 pm

Hillary wants to die. Easy on paranoid Russia.

They will blow up the world first. it’s in the manual.

#72 South Etobicoke Trump Campaign Field HQ on 10.09.16 at 10:10 pm

“The immediate future looks fine.”

I don’t know if you’re tuned in to the debate Mr. Turner, but this woman, this careful product of marketing and image engineering, is taking the opportunity even at a moment like this, to prime the audience for a potential confrontation with Russia on behalf of her Neo-Con/Borg shadow government.

There seems to be a broader campaign to stir up war frenzy against Russia and other “non-aligned” state actors, and a pogrom on peaceniks perpetrated by the media and the press.

What we are looking at is an evident Borgist attempt to make the US into a “Muffled Zone” in Solzhenitsyn’s memorable phrase. The goal appears to be to shut down the emerging “new press” in order to make the government’s narrative the only narrative.

A Clinton victory has me deeply concerned.

#73 Debtslavecreator on 10.09.16 at 10:21 pm

Trump will not govern. If Clinton does not win, the word is Ovama will blame Russia for hacking the election machines and will install VP Joe Biden as president
So it will be either Clinton or Biden and Trump will shut up and play golf if he wants
No matter the outcome you will see dramatic nationwide civil unrest in America and one cannot rule out martial law
Any short term panic in the us market should be bought
Trillions of dollars in European/Japanese bank deposits and government bonds are going to look for a home very quickly so 2017 into first half 2018 should be a great one for US stocks and the USD

#74 michael on 10.09.16 at 10:30 pm

While I appreciate your calls on the Canadian housing market, perhaps you should avoid predictions on US elections and FED interest rate increases.

#75 The Technical Analyst (aka A Canadian Abroad) on 10.09.16 at 10:38 pm

Trump will win. He represents the majority, speaks that which is unspoken and like BREXIT, will come in when those who are wise see it.

Bet against Trump is like saying there will be no BREXIT.

Have you lived in the USA Garth? No. I have, in Texas too for years and Trump is what the USA is today, it’s not a bad thing, it’s just not what typical Canadians can understand.

#76 After Donald - before the debate on 10.09.16 at 10:40 pm

Garth you should have waited for the debate.

Hardly. That was epic. — Garth

#77 Context on 10.09.16 at 10:44 pm

Hillary has won two in a row with one more to go. She is so smooth with Trump walking around in total confusion like a wounded soldier who has lost his way to the battle front.

#78 For the record on 10.09.16 at 10:44 pm

Eight years in the White House, a decade in the Senate and eight more in the Cabinet is called a ‘track record.’ Whether you like it or note, this is experience, which was obviously the point. — Garth

It’s is a track record. Mind you a very bad one.

#79 ole Doberman on 10.09.16 at 10:46 pm

Gartho what about obamacare? Health care will bankrupt the US in 2017.

#80 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 10:53 pm

What became clear to me tonight, MSM is finished. Done like donuts. Big hole saying take me, I’m week.

God love the rebel blog owners. They have vision.

If they love dogs more than pussy cats. Inspirational

started early tonight quick peek at the p&l.

Going to bed happy.

#81 Ex-Cowtown on 10.09.16 at 10:59 pm

Trump basically shellacked Clinton. All she did was repeating blah blah blah talking points. Trump, for better or worse hit her and hit her hard on her crimes.

Democrats hate Trump. Old school Republicans hate Trump. The question is do they both hate him enough to prove to all the rest of the people that he is an actual outsider. And if they do, Trump will win in a landslide.

#82 Terry on 10.09.16 at 10:59 pm

Trump wins second debate!

Trump just needs to be himself!

Go Trump!

P.S. Garth:

I think you could say that Hillary has a proven track record of BAD GOVERNANCE which would be a more accurate representation than what you’re saying.

#83 Souvereigninternational on 10.09.16 at 11:01 pm

This election sadly will not have as much significance as what will happen in Europe on December 4th when Beppe Grillo takes reign of Italy. BTW Trump unexpectedly won the election tonight.

#84 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 11:04 pm

Butts the only thing and me this crazy tree hugging mental case have in common

Donaldson, blue jays. Go bicycle fans. Hate em

#85 Love My Kia on 10.09.16 at 11:06 pm

#57 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 9:10 pm

Why I quit being a lefty after Chretien.
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The players may change, but the game is always the same.

How many people did Harper throw under the bus? Too many to keep track of, but one notable was Garth Turner.

#86 cramar on 10.09.16 at 11:08 pm

123 lastchanceyou on 10.08.16 at 9:39 am
#40 cramar on 10.07.16 at 7:05 pm

This year the RE market has been hot in Windsor. Now the unemployment rate confirms why. Gone from the highest in Canada to 8th lowest! Amazing change in just 1 year!!

I expect to see a lot of Alberta licence plates in Essex County this fall. No brainer. You can still get a starter home for $150k in this part of the Country. And the day Sask. got snow, we were in the upper 20s under week-long sunshine. Just stay outta the flood zones.”

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Windsor???Good lord…do people really move across country just to take advantage of low housing prices and live in such an awful place….why not go full out monty, cross the river and buy in Detroit since it is even cheaper…..

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Huh? Silly comment. People actually DO move across country to where the JOBS are!

#87 Simplyput7 on 10.09.16 at 11:11 pm

Trump did well tonight, just admit it.

Here, I will help you get over your fear. Just say it out loud:

“President-Elect Donald Trump” or “President Donald Trump” or “Mr. President”

There, that wasn’t too bad, no was it?

#88 TurnerNation on 10.09.16 at 11:17 pm

History repeats then. Regan’s state was handed over to another actor (Arnold S.) who promptly destroyed its economy.

#89 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 11:20 pm

Harpo would still be in power. If he let old beards , Harleys, and blogs win.

Bad advice from power-crazed mental cases.

I should suck up… got a book up soon.

The horror of Heather making a buck off my book.

You ain’t going to see it in chapters..or Indigo.

#90 genbizx on 10.09.16 at 11:22 pm

you got it all wrong thinking trump voters are just angry working class xenophobes…so typical of the narrow point of view of the “more advanced and reasoned thinker than thou” set that was similarly shocked by the brexit outcome. it’s not about whether trump is a world class idiot or hillary has actual experience governing ..it’s about which out of touch, corrupt, elitist, arrogant, uncaring, person will ignore me the least…and which is least controlled by special interests..a guy with lots of money or one who has made a career catering to those that will line her pockets. of course hillary is a politician who sounds more intelligent and reasoned. but i would not be at all surprised if she loses despite trump’s antics..

#91 Dave on 10.09.16 at 11:23 pm

Great…you just jinxed the market by predicting a Monday bounce.

#92 M on 10.09.16 at 11:25 pm

Trump will win because people are fed up with the system…not because he’s such a light.
The “we came , we saw, he died” babe will go to jail.
..better get used to it

#93 dosouth on 10.09.16 at 11:28 pm

….and the rich will still get richer. The more things change the more they remain uninterested in the middle class.

#94 Not a big deal on 10.09.16 at 11:29 pm

Trump kicked butt

#95 stage1dave on 10.09.16 at 11:37 pm

Great observations, all true in today’s world from a prudently financial perspective. However, like the little girl said in “Poltergeist”, Trump or Hillary; it won’t make any difference.

Hillary has shown her loyalties, and is a safe choice to TPTB. If Trump does manage to get elected his more eclectic policy options will be moderated or he will be disposed of…people in leadership positions who screw around with established domestic economic policy and/or foreign policy aren’t seen around for very long in America.

Directly challenging entrenched power structures is not a good way to guarantee political longevity…in perhaps any nation.

In fact, it’s enuff even to advance ideas (let alone actual action) that may threaten already established (or envisioned) control over key areas of established orthodoxy that is considered heretical, and potentially dangerous. (Hi there, J.Edgar)

We have an economic system that rewards only one play, that of higher profits, greater growth, and continually enhanced shareholder return. Forcing a nation’s collective focus into this narrow cattle-shute of priorities is like having the football team run a university. What use is the education of the student body (about anything) worth if the team is in 8th place? Look at the money allocated to football team operations in any American university and tell me what they value most.

(that’s also why we have lots of nice, clean, new cars driving on filthy streets, along with a crumbling transportation infrastructure. Our priorities are all out of whack)

Because of this, the problems become “systemic” and quite entrenched. Discussion about potential solutions outside established beliefs are not allowed, or simply brushed off as meaningless distractions.

In order to escape a belief system, you have to think beyond it…the Catholic church, the U.S. Army, the Canadian Medical Association, ISIS, the local Chamber of Commerce all have certain tenets which cannot be challenged publicly by membership, in any forceful manner, without considerable social (and usually career) ramifications. (ummm…in the case of ISIS I’m assuming the penalties would be somewhat more severe)

This is the first problem that hamstrings societies, large or small. Very little change will come from the inside, the changes must be brought from the outside. (This is Trumps “appeal”, and I think it’s delusional, given his history)

The second is best explained as a sports metaphor: Go Team!

Re: the disappointment in the Clinton & Obama regimes to bring forward any semblance of “democratic” change, loyal Dems will still be so. Same on the right; look at the unending support for the Tories in AB, until recently. And nationally, despite whatever abominable undemocratic actions were forthcoming.

In both these cases, no matter how many times the ball was fumbled on the goal line or a human sieve got drafted into the starting goalie position, no matter how many #1 draft pick flops (just how many years can you miss the playoffs, anyway?) or dumb plays got picked; no matter how many times management demonstrated it’s incompetence to hire the correct personnel, the arena will be sold out for the next home game…because it’s “our team”, and they can do no wrong.

Management and ownership assume the fan base will be loyal, and carry on with the sports theater. So will the politicians and their masters, in the political theater.

As long as the candidates follow the playbook, everything will continue to roll along nicely…for them, and for the people who are reading the same playbook. (investors large and small) That is, until it doesn’t…

Until another 9/11…or another NO…or another Fukashima…or another military adventure that gets out of hand…or a cop shoots another six year old…or another 2008 redux…or maybe Vesuvius gets tired of slumbering, or the San Andreas decides it’s way overdue for realignment, or…?

Chaos is ambiguous and cannot be excluded from any future situation. The financial system is built upon a view that tomorrow will be very much like today (in reality, I think it’s a total house of cards) and as our host has remarked, it’s quite emotional…when those buildings in NY came down 15 years ago, the stock market cratered…and yeah, I am taking that comment out of context.

(what financial system built on solid worldwide “fundamentals” would lose half it’s value over a local terrorist attack?)

Truly responsible and ethical management (whether in a village, country, or company) would have a different set of priorities than the ones we are all depressingly informed about daily. The Iraq invasion, The 2008 meltdown, Wells Fargo, Syria, the Troika, Brexit, and the American election farce (along with a thousand other things) are all symptoms of the disease.

Despite protestations to the contrary, rhetoric is not an appropriate substitution for action. Another symptom…

One of reasons I engaged in all the preamble is I think it’s naive to spend a bunch of time examining the window joints and fixtures on a home when the foundation is rotten. I can’t see either of these candidates making a positive difference because of all of the above.

The financial system may have some short term jitters, even if Trump gets into the WH; then everyone will just get back to making money.

#96 common sense on 10.09.16 at 11:50 pm

Down goes Clinton! Down goes Clinton!

The winner by knockout in the 5th round and future POTUS

“Donald Trrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrumppp!”

Never say Never in America.

Don King, Pee Wee Herman, Donald Trump.

What a country.

#97 will on 10.09.16 at 11:52 pm

Yeah trump won the debate again (if you can call it a debate). But my thinking is regardless of who wins, demand isn’t going to change. If you are invested in good companies with products or commodities that are in demand, why should the usa election have any impact at all? Why? Both candidates are pro-business. Same as in Canada. And btw, just who exactly were those awful commentators on cbc after the “debate”? I’ve never seen any of them before. God, give me Pete Mansbridge, give me hanomansing, anybody but those awful shills.

#98 Smartalox on 10.09.16 at 11:54 pm

So what happens if Trump IS defeated after on November 8th?

Does anyone think that on November 9th, a defeated Donald Trump is just going to fade into the sunset of American politics, like every other failed presidential candidate, to become a foot note, or a bonus question on Trivia night? Dukakis. Mondale. Dole. Romney. They all faded gently out of public view after their campaigns. Does anyone really think that the Donald is going to ‘fade away’ if he loses?

Not for a minute.

The logical conclusion is what may well have been Trump’s endgame all along: the launch of an all-Trump-all-the-time media empire, with Roger Ailes (ex- Fox News) and the Breitbart guy (forget his name) as his propagandists in chief.

A media hot-house, stoking the fires of suspicion and discontent amongst the same people who’ll vote for Donald Trump, and end up feeling disenfranchised, with ads targeting that same demographic raking in the dough. And with first amendment protections for freedom of ‘the press’, no limits on what can be broadcast.

Stability in a new Clinton Administration? Not likely. Will the rich get richer? Yes, probably.
Will the disenfranchised remain disenfranchised? Yes, probably.
Will their newly crowned spokesman, Donald J. Trump actually make their lives better? Not Likely, but some might see their taxes go down, and their health care improve.

#99 NotAGreaterFool on 10.09.16 at 11:59 pm

Garth – Tim Hudak of the OREA read you blog and has started to lobby aging the foreign buyer tax in Ontario.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/to-tackle-housing-affordability-ontario-must-focus-on-supply-hudak/article32311509/

#100 millenial1982 on 10.10.16 at 12:00 am

Care to elaborate on your concluding statement Garth? What is your Crystal ball showing…

#101 WUL on 10.10.16 at 12:01 am

On Thanksgiving Monday, I am going to singlehandedly eat like a threshing crew.

About a month or so ago, I said here that the Cleveland Indians had grit and the Jays did not. We’ll see. It will be one cool ALCS either way.

Happy Thxgvng all.

#102 Mr. Frugal on 10.10.16 at 12:06 am

This is a classic asymmetric risk reward situation. If Hillary wins, she get to continue selling the free world for her personal gain and the S&P 500 goes higher. If Donald wins (I think he will), the S&P 500 drops 10% and then goes higher. The smart folks will hold some cash and buy on the dip.

#103 HH on 10.10.16 at 12:07 am

Never ceases to amaze me how biased the media can be. They’ve set a new low this election cycle chasing sex over substance.

#104 Spectacle on 10.10.16 at 12:12 am

Interesting to note that Clinton ( if she or Trumps team ) “leaked the Tape” from 10 years ago; she took it to Trumps home game court.

Anyone , anywhere , voting for Hillary ( the Clinton corporation) tosses out any respect for women’s rights, respect for women, & supports sexism….

Garth, never thought you’d gamble on a pre-press release like this!

Staying Tuned ( & Tubed )

#105 Smartalox on 10.10.16 at 12:13 am

And for what it’s worth, Reagan’s only contributions to US politics, as a governor and as President was that he was an actor, able to deliver the lines that someone else wrote for him. Go back and watch his acceptance speech in the 1980 Republican convention, it’s on YouTube. He might have been the spokesman, but somebody else was writing the policy.

It’s worth noting that before Regan became Governor of the state of California, he held no prior public office. While his then successor, (and current Governor of the state) Jerry Brown, had at least served two terms as the state’s attorney general before becoming Governor.

#106 Long Branch Apprentice on 10.10.16 at 12:18 am

People really seem to have an indoctrinated loyalty to wealthy psychopaths who couldn’t give two flying fracks about their rights and liberties.

The brainwashing of the Millennials to be entirely emotionally driven rather than use logic and reason, is entirely complete. Those of us who coldly and detachedly use our analytical brain to make decisions are shunned and mocked.

Very few people younger than 35 are aware that they are completely F$#@ed with debt of all sorts, a decimated job market, increased competition due to globalism, education not worth the paper the certificates are printed on and houses the size of tool sheds.

Oh well.

#107 45north on 10.10.16 at 12:23 am

This Week in Money: Ross Kay: the changes proposed by Morneau will go down in history as the single greatest increase in interest rates in the history of North America. This is a 2.5% correction overnight.

Here’s a clarification: on refinancing, the home owner does not have to prequalify at the higher rate if he stays with the same bank but the bank knowing this will boast the rate he was paying.

Ross Kay: they ( meaning the Federal Government ) believe they can cool down a market.

What I really believe is that Bill Morneau is crashing the housing market. Deliberately.

#108 mythbuster on 10.10.16 at 12:30 am

Trump is anti-establishment. The establishment is the same on the left and the right. It’s one class of wealth and political power. That’s why both left and right gang-up on him. And I think those who bet on a Clinton win – will be disappointed because they underestimate the popular rage against the establishment.

#109 nonplused on 10.10.16 at 12:33 am

I watched part of the debate with a barf bucket near by just in case. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Clinton stayed mostly away from the Trump locker room tapes and Trump thus stayed mostly away from horny-toad Bill.

From a serious analytical perspective, I found the debate disturbing anyway. Trump stuck to his script of making America great again by taking 2 steps back and maybe wiping out ISIS, whereas Clinton went on at some length about the evils of Putin and stopping “Assad’s and Putin’s aggression is Syria”. Excuse me? Assad cannot commit “aggression” in Syria as he is the duly recognised leader of that country fighting an insurgency of mostly foreign mercenaries, and he has popular support. Russia is maybe off side but they were invited by Assad and have broken no international laws or “invaded”. Clearly Trump has no idea what’s going on other than ISIS is involved and he thinks they should be stopped, but Clinton can’t tell a problem from Bill’s STD’s. This election has turned into a complete horror show.

Hillary was better spoken though. But so was Hitler.

I just still absolutely cannot believe these were the best 2 candidates that the USA, inventor of the iTouch and stealer of the Blackberry, could come up with. I mean they stole the Blackberry (now known as an iPhone), so why couldn’t they just steal Justin and be done with this charade?

What we are seeing is making me question if we are not living in the Matrix and the computers are jerking with us for laughs.

#110 domain on 10.10.16 at 12:44 am

Garth, I have my opinion on who would be a better choice for president, but putting my opinion aside, I think the outcome will be Trump.

With all of the change in the air, and major upsets in elections around the world due to deteriorating social mood, this spells a Trump win for the anti-establishment vote in the US. I think a lot of people, including yourself, have underestimated the odds on this.

That aside, I would be interested in finding out if there was a way to bet on this election. You are very confident in your opinion for this topic, as am I, so I would happily make a $100 bet with you, and I’ll take Trump on this one. Just email me.

#111 Marcus on 10.10.16 at 1:03 am

Trump just won. Take it to the bank.

#112 x-moose on 10.10.16 at 1:15 am

Though I live here in SoCal for 10 years, I can’t vote. If I could, my vote would be for Donald. Back home, I’d take T2 over Harpo anytime. Split personality? Thanks God for obamacare.

#113 Doob Bee on 10.10.16 at 1:26 am

Garth,
You are just piling on Trump after the tape of him surfaced. The truth is that you, like all the other liberal commentators, can’t really get your head around the way the wind is blowing right now. It was never about liking Trump, it’s about hating the kind of system that would allow Hillary Clinton into power.

#114 macroman on 10.10.16 at 1:38 am

Garth, I like a lot of your manifesto, even if you dislike my bullion licking. But I gata call you on your all in always diversified PF.

With all the uncertainty in the next two months, at all time stock highs, record low IR/bond highs, why not move your clients to the cash sidelines until the magic eight ball is known?

Worst case they lose .001 % or start their PF again at a 20% discount if TSHF.

Hero or Zero time…no brainer

#115 Sheane Wallace on 10.10.16 at 1:47 am

Maybe we watched different debate this evening.

I don’t like Trump, he is narcissist, macho, hater etc you name it. But I respect his openness and honesty.

I can absolutely tell you after the today’s debate that he has better chances to win the election than Hilary.

The guy speaks his mind and is not politically correct which absolutely earned my respect.

It seems the majority of the voters in US are sick and tired of political correctness and lies, of people telling them what they should thinks and speak.

Basta. Enough,

The MSM does not understand that the more they attack the Donald the stronger he becomes. So far they are doing an excellent job in promoting him.

I would say his chance of winning are around 65-70 %.

Not that he will be a better president. He does not need to be, it is sufficient to delegate the management of the affairs to technocrats, not politicians.

#116 Sheane Wallace on 10.10.16 at 1:56 am

BTW honesty is the best quality in a person. People despise chronic liars.

I hope Hillary changes and wins but her chances are not good.

#117 James Kook on 10.10.16 at 2:13 am

A choice beween bad and very bad.
Shame. Huge country has no dicent candidate.

1% ters will do everything to stop tramp, but it is too soon to exclude him from equation.

#118 Steerage steward on 10.10.16 at 2:29 am

Kenton is going to win. Keep investing have no fear

#119 Joe2.0 on 10.10.16 at 2:34 am

Get rid of the Clintons.
She’s saying she will repair stuff that’s been broken for years.
But she’s been around for years.
And how did they get so rich?
Enough’s enough.

#120 debtified on 10.10.16 at 3:44 am

Garth, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Thank You for all your public service. :)

#121 Freedom First on 10.10.16 at 3:48 am

DT vs HC. Yes. There is rage against the machine.

How bout them Jays,eh?

#122 Trump is Right on 10.10.16 at 4:54 am

“Globalization” has done nothing for western civilization. We would have been better off to manage the economy of China and the third world rather than “play fair” with sustainable development.

It has been a liberal fantasy to shift western tax dollars to dictators, people here have seen their standard of living erode, the civil service get rich, and our sovereignty stolen.

Why haven’t the people of the third world spent the last two thousand years building social and economic infrastructure instead of churning their countries into the toilets they are. It’s not as if they haven’t had the exact same amount of time? Why is our responsibility to save them from their own laziness and bitter ignorance.

#123 When Will They Raise Rates? on 10.10.16 at 6:09 am

“Because you’d be in jail!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrHJIZDIJfg

#124 Mark M. on 10.10.16 at 6:10 am

#65 – WalMark

“Liftoff” was such a success wasn’t it WalMark? So much so that the bluster and bullshit committee of the Fed wants you to think a November rate hike is possible.

Think it is? Think December is? Where are the previous rate hikes we were supposed to have had by now?

The Fed will be cutting rates following the election, not normalizing them.

Another hint comes from Fed chatter of late that normal interest rates are no longer 5% and might be closer to half of that, and the emerging stance that an argument could be made for targeting 4% inflation rather than 2%.

It’s all shifting goal posts and blowing bubbles with these liars, stop falling for it.

#125 Not so efficient Globalization & Polls on 10.10.16 at 6:43 am

Globalization NOT SO efficient, only for the very wealthy:

Inefficient distribution of wealth (as of 2012):

-Since 1999, $0.66 out of every $1 has gone to the top 20% of Canadians.
-$0.23 to the upper middle class and
-$0.10 to the BOTTOM 60%.
-CEO salaries in that period have gone from 20X to 150X.
-Top 1% become Top 0.002%: 86 people in Canada have the combined income/wealth of about 12.5 MILLION Canadians.
-Displaced workers.No help with retraining, left to their own druthers (Mulroney promised funds to retrain after NAFTA, did nothing instead).

Until income distribution is fixed, you will have Brexit, Trump aficionado’s ad nauseum coming out of the woodwork for years to come.
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As for polls Garth, recall Brexit, T2 landslide victory, Christie Clark victory not predicted by polls.

Last week 68% of Canadians, CBC poll, say immigrants not doing enough to integrate into Canada.

There is a growing backlash to globalization and immigration (and anything else as you point out) in the world right now.

The USA may well surprise us all in their election this November.

bsant54

#126 The Nature Boy on 10.10.16 at 7:32 am

Garth wrote:
“The most unqualified person ever to stand for the world’s most important office”

Really?

Only corrupt, establishment types must apply?

Like Justin…

#127 Wrk.dover on 10.10.16 at 8:30 am

The Euro was invented to become an alternative world currency, but was harpooned by the books Goldamn Sachs cooked for Greece. Then Draghi was planted at head office to make sure Euro fails completely.

I wrote this because I believe it to be so.

When you have a nation of sheeples thinking for themselves like this, Shillaries don’t win elections because of little folks perceiving to have being cheated and lied to by the way the big picture unfolds.

Fortunately, it doesn’t matter who wins the US election, when it gets to the point that a president can’t appoint a Supreme Court justice as per his mandate because of Senate bullies hijacking power.

Garth even though the DB pension I rely on is now only 75% funded I would rather the markets go to hell than live like this in an unbalanced flow up world. Trickle down was not appealing either though.

#128 Wrk.dover on 10.10.16 at 8:34 am

Polls announce Kim Campbell will win by a landslide.

Followed by winning two seats, not including her own….

Polling never indicated that. — Garth

#129 picachew on 10.10.16 at 8:47 am

“but one has a proven track record of governance.”

Really Garth?

Please tell that to the surviving family members of the Benghazi attacks!!!

Eight years in the White House, a decade in the Senate and eight more in the Cabinet is called a ‘track record.’ Whether you like it or note, this is experience, which was obviously the point. — Garth

And yet…you failed to answer the gist of the question…..

The fact you support Hitlery ….is the exact reason why no one should listen to your advice!

Recognizing Trump is unhinged does not constitute support for anyone else. I said they both suck. — Garth

#130 Randy on 10.10.16 at 9:01 am

You can’t earn a net worth of over $210 Million in Politics unless you are a crook selling out your country. The Clintons are the Criminal Crony Class. They should be prosecuted.

I believe most came from book sales and personal appearances. What is criminal about that? — Garth

#131 DoomandGloomer on 10.10.16 at 9:38 am

#94 stage1dave

“We have an economic system that rewards only one play, that of higher profits, greater growth, and continually enhanced shareholder return.”
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Well then, I guess we can at least be thankful for something.

I was just about out of ideas on what to be grateful for this year…until I read stage1dave’s post.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Bring on those higher profits and enhanced shareholder returns!

#132 Context on 10.10.16 at 9:39 am

There is something you all missed in this debate as the machine is alive and well. I go on the record as would vote for neither candidate as both are too old with backgrounds that are sordid. The stage setting was not normal as the seating and podium were miniature in size which small Hillary could handle; she may have been in the plot with the hosting. Trump is tall and big in size throwing him off balance from the get go which destroyed his style. Perception is everything and go back to take an intelligent look at the beginning of the debate as something was afoot.

#133 shaking my head on 10.10.16 at 9:49 am

“I believe most came from book sales and personal appearances. What is criminal about that? — Garth”

Oh, just like you made a tonne of cash from your book sales and personal appearances?

I’m pretty sure HRC ain’t making much on her book sales – her latest book sold tepid amounts:

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/14/hillary-clinton-stronger-together-book-flop/

I always marvel at the certainty of statements made by people without a clue. Those activities are obscenely lucrative. How do you think I afford this ritzy free blog? — Garth

#134 Context on 10.10.16 at 9:54 am

I just checked the current value of the Peso and the Smoking Man has it all wrong. It indicates the money is betting on a Hillary win.

#135 Millenial on 10.10.16 at 10:07 am

I believe most came from book sales and personal appearances. What is criminal about that? — Garth

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Ugh please, Garth, come on buddy.

Are not her tax returns (nine years) online? Look for yourself. — Garth

#136 da sheriffa on 10.10.16 at 10:10 am

“Both candidates suck, but one has a proven track record of ________. ”

Garth, I know a lot of people would fill that blank in differently than you.

#137 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.10.16 at 10:39 am

I think that 99% of you missed what was REALLY going on in last nights debate.
The body language, the back and forth vebal sparring, the coy insults, the laughing and smirking.
These two people have the hots for each other! The only thing missing was Anderson Cooper refilling their wine glasses.
Its so obvious. So obvious. So much in common.
Two rich, successful, powerful people who’s kids actually like each other. People who really dont care about their spouses. People who both want to rule the country. Build a wall around all the factories that will come back to America. It’ll be great. Just wait. We can do it . So fast. It’ll be amazing.
Together they can fix everything. Trade hair pieces. Talk about Wall St and Walls. It’ll be amazing. So good. Unbelievable. You wont believe how much will happen in the first 30 days. So good.
Hillary Trump…..Donald Clinton……Whats in a name.
We’ll be amazing and it’ll be so good. So good.

#138 Julie K. on 10.10.16 at 10:42 am

After Donald, and from this day forward, till death do I part, never, ever voting for a ticket of fallible human species again.

Holding out for a non-sexed robot which will soon be taking on a goverment near you.

Artificial intelligence is really the leadership we need in the new w
orld order.

#139 Victor V on 10.10.16 at 10:53 am

#98 NotAGreaterFool

Wynne detests Hudak, ideologically and otherwise – you need only look back on the last election for the details.

She’ll take special pleasure in sticking another fork in him, this time with the foreign tax which will hit realtor wallets hard. Watch and see him squirm when she brings the hammer down.

#140 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.10.16 at 10:56 am

Annnnnnnnnnd
Lets not forget with a Donald Trump win we’ll all be able to grind our teeth ( or in the case of most of Trumps voters….tooth) whenever Melania speaks
” I voood like to vellll-come all the dignitaries to the Vite House”
4 years of that?
Almost makes one wish for a Bill Clinton photo op as he has tea and crumpets with the Democratic Womens League.
But , on the bright side, Melania will be able to translate Vladimir Putin’s jokes while they’re all sitting on a Russian oligarchs yacht in the Black Sea watching more bombers fly south to flatten the last vestiges of resistance still hunkered down in an underground hospital emergency ward somewhere in Syria

#141 Barb on 10.10.16 at 11:05 am

I purposely avoided watching last night’s debate.
Seeing the “summary” this morning was quite enough.

Reading these posts this morning, I’m gob-smacked that many people here–whom I had previously thought were intelligent–continue to support Trump.

I mourn the loss of dignity.

#142 Wild ride in the market on 10.10.16 at 11:27 am

I think Americans are angry enough to vote for Trump.
Does not matter what he says, the are mad at the establishment. The markets will nose dive and then recover.
I think Americans don’t understand no one can bring the jobs back.

Been reading a very interesting blog. To sum up you cannot loose cash and cash gives you room to buy in panic markets.

I think Garth is right, American recovery will continue, slow but surely. My added words, it does not matter who wins the recovery will continue.

My only dark cloud, is 200 trillion in world debt.

#143 Setting the Record Straight on 10.10.16 at 11:36 am

http://news.antiwar.com/2016/10/09/russian-fm-warns-air-defense-can-protect-syria-assets-from-us-carpet-bombing/

#144 my house is my friend on 10.10.16 at 11:45 am

Libia was the richest country in Africa until Hiliary destroyed it. Free education, free medical, $65,000 cash to newly weds and equality for women. Watch her gloat over it.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/06/19/flashback_2011_hillary_clinton_laughs_about_killing_moammar_gaddafi_we_came_we_saw_he_died.html

#145 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:05 pm

#21 Sammy the Shnooze on 10.09.16 at 6:30 pm
““All of this flowed from globalization, in which the dismantling of trade barriers led to the efficient utilization of capital and labour, plus a serious lowering of overall costs.” – Garth

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“Efficient utilization of labour.” Yeah. Like child labour in India. Does the world really need this?”

That’s an obvious YES if you are an unemployed Indian. Awfully arrogant of you to think of your Western selves only. If there wasn’t a “need” for “child labour” in India, it would be uneconomical and wouldn’t happen… Go to India and see what it’s like to live in some of the poorest areas of the world.

#146 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:08 pm

#22 Larry on 10.09.16 at 6:30 pm
“Broadrrick, Willey and Jones disagree with you Garth … so do 10’s of millions of deplorable American voters.”

What’s your point? 10’s of millions more Americans do agree with GT. Hence Hillary is expected to win… geez, can’t understand markets?

#147 BS on 10.10.16 at 12:14 pm

#129 Randy on 10.10.16 at 9:01 am
You can’t earn a net worth of over $210 Million in Politics unless you are a crook selling out your country. The Clintons are the Criminal Crony Class. They should be prosecuted.

I believe most came from book sales and personal appearances. What is criminal about that? — Garth

Bill Clinton’s speaking fees tripled when Hillary became Secretary of State. Why would a former president 10 years out of office all of a sudden be able to triple his speaking fees? You can connect the organizations who paid these inflated speaking fees, along with $100s of millions in donations to the Clinton foundation, to specific policy decisions Hillary made that benefited the organisations making the payments. Most of these policy decisions Hillary made were not even aligned with the Clintons political ideology.

Blurring the lines between charities, politics and business, the Clintons went from “dead broke” in 2001 to multimillionaires today. Schweizer remarks, “The question becomes not whether the Clintons are for sale or for rent, but is there anything they’re not willing to sell or rent” while in public office?

Schweizer details six specific instances of when the Clintons profited from foreign influences while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was steering America’s foreign policy.

He cites speaking fees, specifically the tripling of former President Bill Clinton’s speaking fees in January 2009 when his wife became secretary of state, which appears to be “really a cover name for influence payments.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/08/clinton-cash-author-details-how-bill-and-hillary-went-from-dead-broke-to-multimillionaires-video/#ixzz4MhN4LNyb

#148 The Nature Boy on 10.10.16 at 12:17 pm

The system is rigged. Despite of all of Clinton’s crimes and corruption, their “Foundation”, Bill’s rapes, etc. Chelsea paid $6000000 per annum to run the family charity, etc.
First evidence that Trump will lose (unless Hillary has Don offed)

House Speaker Ryan will neither defend Trump nor campaign with him for next 30 days: http://live.reuters.com/Event/Election_2016

Expect a dem president on Nov 9th, expect same garbage media, garbage politicians and corrupt system. In the end taxpayers get the tab.

Same here in Canuckistan under Dear Selfie Leader Justin….

#149 Wrk.dover on 10.10.16 at 12:21 pm

Garth, you are a great sport. Many more thanks from me for the blog and the comment section!

#150 liquidincalgary on 10.10.16 at 12:25 pm

Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 11:20 pm
…my book.

You ain’t going to see it in chapters..or Indigo.

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oh…the humanity

#151 Wallflower on 10.10.16 at 12:29 pm

It seems to me most of the people commenting here vis Win/Lose do not understand the electoral college system in the USA.
http://www.270towin.com/

#152 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:38 pm

#74 The Technical Analyst (aka A Canadian Abroad) on 10.09.16 at 10:38 pm
“Trump will win. He represents the majority, speaks that which is unspoken and like BREXIT, will come in when those who are wise see it.

Bet against Trump is like saying there will be no BREXIT.

Have you lived in the USA Garth? No. I have, in Texas too for years and Trump is what the USA is today, it’s not a bad thing, it’s just not what typical Canadians can understand.”
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Texas is not a make or break state. It is a solid red state meaning it’s already been priced in as a Republican win. Just like California is priced in for Democrats.

Therefore, saying you lived in America and using Texas as your reference is about as biased as saying you lived in San Francisco and saying you lived in America. Technically you’re right, because both are in the USA, but they are different worlds politically.

How about you check fivethirtyeight to see an objective view of the polls.

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/

#153 bigtowne on 10.10.16 at 12:41 pm

Hillary was onside for bombing Iraq and Libya to timbucktoo creating what is now the biggest refugee crisis the world and Europe and the UN has ever come up against.

Obama kept America’s war for the greater middle east on the boil spending trillions upon trillions.

Maybe the Donald is not the Politically Anointed by the Zeitgeist but if we get to export our energy through America and get some of the money that won’t be wasted on dead end war campaigns….I’m all in for Canada.

Love you Canada. Hate being poor.

Canada’s oil is as good as the middle east oil and it is cheaper and closer and we are peace loving American huggers.

#154 Smoking Man on 10.10.16 at 12:44 pm

#133 Context on 10.10.16 at 9:54 am
I just checked the current value of the Peso and the Smoking Man has it all wrong. It indicates the money is betting on a Hillary win.
……..

Your right. Good thing for stop loss. Walked away with 400k not bad for a days work.

#155 BS on 10.10.16 at 12:44 pm

Even the Clinton friendly Washington Post can’t overlook the influence peddling.

Inside Bill Clinton’s nearly $18 million job as ‘honorary chancellor’ of a for-profit college

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-bill-clintons-nearly-18-million-job-as-honorary-chancellor-of-a-for-profit-college/2016/09/05/8496db42-655b-11e6-be4e-23fc4d4d12b4_story.html

#156 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:51 pm

#102 HH on 10.10.16 at 12:07 am
“Never ceases to amaze me how biased the media can be. They’ve set a new low this election cycle chasing sex over substance.”

Are you kidding? Where is the substance in all of this? Does Trump even have stances that he hasn’t reversed given the audience? He has no substance to report on.
At least Hillary is knowledgable on policies and therefore has some substance, despite what the completely maniacal blog dogs who think Drumpf will win want to believe.

Two years ago, I made a bet with someone who thought Clinton would be the next president. I took that bet thinking there has to be someone better than her. And there surely is, but Trump ain’t one of them. So she will win, I will lose. Ryan and Romney are stupid for not running this year.

#157 Burton on 10.10.16 at 12:56 pm

The Donald kicked Hilary’s lyin, globalist, misandrist butt! As well as putting the two biased liberal moderators in their place. Quite a performance.

#158 DON on 10.10.16 at 12:56 pm

#48 Andrew Woburn on 10.09.16 at 8:17 pm
Sitting half and hour in the window of a busy coffee bar last Friday on Government Street in Victoria, I saw at least three young women with baby bumps passed by and another four pushing baby buggies. There were lots of younger energetic pedestrians in the street. Traffic on the way in to town was heavy. My wife and I scouted the antiques district on Fort Street and found it to be a shrunken shadow of its old glory. Later we dined at a highly popular, moderately upscale restaurant where we were definitely older than the median. The city of the “newly wed and nearly dead” that I knew in the eighties feels a lot different.

According to the media –

“Victoria’s unemployment rate didn’t budge either in September as it remained at 4.7 per cent, tied with Quebec City for the lowest rate in the country. Vancouver posted a rate of 4.9 per cent, Abbotsford was 6.0 and Kelowna was 7.3.

In Victoria, the areas that saw the greatest job growth over the last 12 months were the professional, scientific and technical sectors, which in September had 20,000 positions, up from 14,000 at the same time last year.”

http://www.timescolonist.com/canada-adds-67-200-jobs-victoria-ties-for-lowest-unemployment-rate-1.2360615

and:

“Victoria’s Fort Street is in the midst of a property boom, according to a commercial realtor. The street has long been known for its many antique stores, but thanks to new condo developments and the presence of high-tech employment that’s changing, according to Anne Tanner with Cushman and Wakefield.

“VIATEC … bought their building right on Fort Street, Fort and Blanshard, and that really put Fort Street on the map for the tech sector”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/victoria-fort-street-1.3793559

I know that Victoria Real Estate Update believes that the city is overvalued and that may be right, but there is definitely a new energy there. I have read that the high tech sector is now one of the major employers in the area and that artists are moving over from over-priced Vancouver.

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Yup – lots of new moms walking around downtown.

Lots of Public Sector Retirement also, most of the job postings are public sector.

Everyone is talking about the new tech…I haven’t seen it yet, but lots of talk about tech moving back into Vancouver also. I am sure the economy is in the process of re-engineering…little results at the moment. Lots of new office space and row houses near the highway being built. Office space will be rented to Gov – no doubt. With all the for lease rental spaces abound, no need for more. But optics are everything. No cynic here – learned not to believe the headlines.

Still waiting for the reasonably priced starter home down the block to sell…Went up for sale last Feb. Not an ideal location, but beats looking onto the Trans Canada highway.

#159 Karma on 10.10.16 at 1:03 pm

“I believe most came from book sales and personal appearances. What is criminal about that? — Garth”

Nothing. But people are so biased that they’ll believe anything that makes the other person look bad to justify their own preconceived biases.

#160 NoName on 10.10.16 at 1:05 pm

#142 Setting the Record Straight on 10.10.16 at 11:36 am

carpet bombing, that was funny. wat is it 1943 again…

#161 Karma on 10.10.16 at 1:17 pm

#143 my house is my friend on 10.10.16 at 11:45 am
“Libia was the richest country in Africa until Hiliary destroyed it. Free education, free medical, $65,000 cash to newly weds and equality for women. Watch her gloat over it.”

Wrong. South Africa is the richest country in Africa. Libya is and was quite poor. Libya’s sovereign wealth fund wasn’t very old but had about $20bn in it by 2011. It was treated by the Gaddafi family as their own. If Libya gave $65,000 to newly weds, why wouldn’t there be thousands of tourists from Libya flocking to Europe or elsewhere after wedding season? Clearly the Europeans would have figured out a way to exploit these bew found riches. And if every newly wed couple had so much disposable income, why would there be a violent revolt against his rule in 2011? Perhaps what you read about Clinton was fabricated???

Read this:
http://www.allsiam.net/libya/

#162 Karma on 10.10.16 at 1:36 pm

Lol! “All but conceding the Presidential election”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/top-us-republican-ryan-distances-himself-from-trump/article32313812/

#163 Jack on 10.10.16 at 1:40 pm

This is the reason so many people support Trump:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/business/economy/more-wealth-more-jobs-but-not-for-everyone-what-fuels-the-backlash-on-trade.html?_r=0

But the elite, which includes high-income people, media, Clinton and corporations, don’t care about the workers.

The reason Trump is losing is because the elite media has been lying about him incessantly. A few examples:

Illegal Mexican aliens is a race
Muslims is a race

It is racist to complain about Judge Curiel, who is Caucasian.

Trump: illegal Mexican aliens are rapists and criminals (and they are according to articles from a few years ago by Huffpo and The Atlantic
Media: Trump says all Mexicans are rapists

Huffington Post lies almost every week. Here is one you can verify yourself:

Donald Trump Finally Admits His Campaign Is Racist
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-racist_us_575588d2e4b0c3752dce1ec6

Go to http://UntruthAboutDonaldTrump to see the LONG list of lies.

#164 Jack on 10.10.16 at 1:44 pm

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#166 Jack on 10.10.16 at 1:45 pm

When will the media talk about how Hillary:

* Sold access to the government through the Clinton Foundation (Watch Clinton Cash)
* Screwed over millions of blacks in Haiti, out of $13 billion: http://sentinel.ht/2016/07/26/hillary-belongs-jail-haitians-dnc/
* Helped somebody (Bill) cover up rapes by pressuring the victims to be silent
* supported AQI and ISI which morphed into ISIS.
* Lied under oath to Congress multiple times
* Officially voted for the Iraq war
* Colludes with the media to spread lies
* Thwarted democracy to beat Sanders (according to leaked DNC emails)
* Put lives at risk by running a server at home
* Broke several laws through negligence (do not need intent) in regards to the emails
* Blames the death of four Americans in Benghazi on a Youtube video that had 100-200 views
* Lies about an ideology that is at war with you
* Become rich by selling government access to foreign dictators
* Takes tens of millions of dollars (bribes) from Wall Street, big corporations and totalitarian countries
* Takes bribes from countries that follows Islam’s orders to execute gays, beat their wives and kill non-Muslims.
* After 30 years of “experience”, has not accomplished anything that improved America. No job creation as Senator of NY. Turn the middle east into chaos, with ISIS followers around the world.

Maybe never according to the DNC:

“HERE IT IS=> Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks DNC Document Dump”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/detailed-list-findings-wikileaks-dnc-document-dump/
“The documents reveal the party’s hidden ties with the liberal media. The emails reveal the heights of dishonesty of the party infrastructure.”
“DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz having an off the record meeting in MSNBC President Phil Griffin’s office.”
“DNC members going to complain to Morning Joe producers about his mentioning of a “rigged system.””
“Politico writer sending his stories to the DNC before he sends them to his editor.”
“DNC feeding CNN the questions they want to be asked in interviews.”
“Re: BuzzFeed and DNC connection.”
“DNC conspiring to create false Trump information and release with Reuters.”
“Creating a fake job ad for a Trump business to paint him as a sexist.”
“Democrats using interns to organize fake “protests.””
“Offering to send interns out to fake a protest against the RNC.”

Journalist shows a leaked e-mail that shows how the mainstream media is colluding with Clinton.
https://youtu.be/Ren0vHuq-1A

Huffington Post Silences Journalist Who Questioned Hillary’s Health
https://youtu.be/-jUOr4Qcelg

“WikiLeaks Emails: DNC Had Off-Record Meeting With Wall Street Journal, Leaked Doc from Sanders Campaign”
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/22/wikileaks-democratic-national-committee-had-off-record-meeting-wall-street-journal/

#167 Jack on 10.10.16 at 1:46 pm

Clinton screwed over millions of blacks, when they were in dire need of help. The blacks hate her so much that they want her in jail.

Haiti Sentinel newspaper:

http://sentinel.ht/2016/07/26/hillary-belongs-jail-haitians-dnc/

““Hillary belongs in jail!””

“Mainstream media has moreover tried to ignore this most significant part of the Clintons’ background…the poor island nation has become a source of undue enrichment for friends and family of the Clintons and they themselves.”

“When the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti…Clintons exacerbated the devastation to their own benefit.”

Of the $13 billion donated, 1% went towards Haitians. Most were funnelled to friends of Clintons, who were donors to the Clinton Foundation. “It was a major kickback scheme.”

Clinton “left Haitians not just where they began, but in worse circumstances.”

If you donated to the Haiti earthquake relief, most of that went to the Clintons or their friends.

Don’t expect the lying leftist media (Huffington Post, CNN, Washington Post, ABC or MSNBC) to tell you this. They much prefer to criticize Trump’s words than Clinton’s corrupt and criminal actions.

The tiny newspaper from Haiti is more honest than the media in the U.S.

Clinton and her supporters hate blacks and are racists.

#168 Jack on 10.10.16 at 1:48 pm

Trump is not the only one who called for a ban. So has a prominent Muslim, but the lying, elite, leftist media will never show this to you:

“Muslim tells Canadian Senate about the danger of the islamic doctrine, and the left PC madness”.
https://youtu.be/g5wTNqOQL-8

He said:

“Somalia, Bangladesh, Arab and Pakistani Muslim communities…radicalization is widespread, deeply entrenched, embedded and is framed in terms of Islam versus the infidels leading to an end of time Armageddon.”

“Most of you would not know…Most mosques in Canada and around the world, start their Friday congregations with a prayer that asks Allah to give victory to the Muslims over the Kuffar (derogatory name for non-Muslims) or infidels…that is people like you. The glorification and radicalization is endemic and ubiquitous in the sermons and teachings to very young adults, as can be verified in the incidents in the UK and Canada. Every Islamic hero for the last 1,400 years, has been a Jihadist, who is celebrated for his exploits in defeating Christians, Jews, Hindus or Pagans.”

“Recommendations…Lay hate speech charges against any Muslim cleric, who hides behind religious rights to attack and demonizes others of another faith…as is done every Friday in every mosque of this country…Immigration from Pakistan, Iran, Somalia and Syria must be suspended…”

“Islamism has escaped attention from everyone from Bush to Obama to Cameron. In all of the Western world, only one politician has had the courage to say that Islamism is a great threat and that is Harper. No one else has had the guts to say that we are fighting an enemy that is structured around a death cult…to most people in the West, that seems like a joke. To every Muslim, that is a fact of life.”

“Senator, they are laughing at the RCMP behind your backs.”

Senator asks what we should do. Muslim said “Suspend immigration from Iran, Pakistan, Somalia…”

#169 Jack on 10.10.16 at 1:50 pm

According to Muslims and former Muslims, Clinton and Obama lie about Islam:

“By The Numbers – The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics” (Raheel Raza explains how Obama and Clinton are lying when they call Islam a religion of peace.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSPvnFDDQHk

“A Message to President Obama from a former Muslim” (Brother Rachid tells Obama to stop lying about Islam and that ISIS is Islamic)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxzOVSMUrGM

“Muslim Leader Admits Islam Not a Religion of Peace”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOPhr0UQ9wc

“1 – Heart to Heart with an Ex-Muslim” (Muslim explains the hatred and violence and that ISIS is very Islamic)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwGYSLeCZs0

“Quitting the English Defence League (When Tommy Met Mo)” (BBC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGLuEhAkpaI
(22:49 into video): Muslims have raped 10,000 girls and children. Tommy Robinson claims that it is Islamic text about concubines and sexual slavery that is to blame for gang abuse (search for “grooming in UK”) of young girls. Islamic scholar Usama Hasan says: “I agree with you. Muslims…have to step up their efforts against the extremists and reform it. That’s something I’ve tried to do and a colleague of mine have tried to do. We’ve faced death threats and intimidation for what we’re saying also.” [Rape the children and kill freedom of speech.])

“Saudi family therapist gives advice on ‘how to beat your wife’” (There are videos of several Muslim clerics giving advice on how to beat your wife.)
https://youtu.be/pFGfiQBy69E

“Why I left Islam – Nonie Darwish (1 of 2)”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ3T2Y2QksE

“Wafa Sultan tear Egyptian Islamist to bits”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftb6pA6OlJI

“Honor Diaries” (Raheel Raza explains violence against women)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raH9ZcSz0y4&list=PLdKVa00EJoBP1PC1VUB4gFx53dKRQWTPR

“Ex-Muslim explains Other side of Islam”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2m338cRXRM
(He says:
* “Imams teach hate, violence against non-believers. Their purpose * of being here is…to bring down the West. Islam wants to dominate. Domination is the core value of Islam. It’s always been like that since the Prophet Muhammad time. It’s always been about hate. It’s always been about violence.”
* “Islam’s ultimate goal is domination around the world.”
* “Mosques in the U.S. have doubled.”
* “Saudi Arabia spends billions of dollars building mosques here, left and right.”
* “They’re invading us now with soft Jihad” [to change the culture]
* “Under Obama, it’s become even worse.”
* “Anyone who claims to be a Muslim, is a follower of Muhammad. Muhammad was a terrorist, rapist, thief, he killed for his agenda and followers doing exactly as he did. He said follow me, do my example. People emulate him. If Prophet rape a 6 year old, it’s okay with me.”
* “I have seen what Islam has done to my country. I’ve seen so many people have been raped, killed, destroyed in the name of Islam.”)

#170 Oncebittwiceshy on 10.10.16 at 1:52 pm

#140 Barb

I’m gob-smacked that many people here–whom I had previously thought were intelligent–continue to support Trump.

I mourn the loss of dignity.

No, Barb, what you are seeing on this blog is not an intelligence test nor a celebration of Donald Trump.

The comments that you are reading here are just a small sampling of the similar anti-establishment rhetoric that drove Trudeau to his victory.

You have been given the opportunity to view things from a third party perperspective. You are looking at this presidential race probably the same way the world(or not)watched Justin Trudeau battle Steven Harper.

If you hear that there was an historic turnout at the polls on election day then you can be assured that Trump will win. People do not come out in droves to support the same old/same old. The negative vote is always the strongest.

One of the most interesting things that I have heard from countless women, over the years, is that they do not like having a woman boss. Do You? No, this isn’t tacit Trump support, it is simply an observation that just might affect the vote.

I don’t like Trump and I don’t care for Clinton but we have no dog in this race and quite frankly, even if the outcome meant something disastrous for Canada, we can’t do anything about it.

If you mourn the loss of dignity then you have been mourning for a very, very long time.

#171 Not a big deal on 10.10.16 at 1:53 pm

I see that many of the big online polls have been pulled for some strange reason. Polls that showed millions of votes and Donald as the clear winner

If the elite think Hillary is the winner from last night then why pull the polls? Because Donald clearly won thats why.

As far as that “Five Thirty Eight” polling site goes, sorry but I will never believe a poll which asks 1200 people in a country of 320 million what they think. How did that kind of polling work out in the last provincial election?

#172 Not a big deal on 10.10.16 at 1:54 pm

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/10/10/won-second-presidential-debate-news-sites-stopped-asking/

The pulling of the polls.

They are scared. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial.

#173 Jack on 10.10.16 at 2:19 pm

More lies from the media:

Media: Trump would be further ahead if he put his money into an index fund

Truth: Trump beat the index fund:

https://dqydj.com/donald-trump-beat-sp-500-index-funds/

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-09-03/should-donald-trump-have-indexed-

Trump: Muslims celebrated 9/11 in NJ
Politifact: Muslims did not (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/nov/22/donald-trump/fact-checking-trumps-claim-thousands-new-jersey-ch/)
CNN still claims that Trump lied about this, by denying that the Muslims celebrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv8siN4aCWc

Not only did Muslims celebrate, CNN and the media themselves reported that Muslims did so:

CNN:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5BtQgTGOI4

New York Times in 2001:
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/28/nyregion/a-nation-challenged-898066.html
“Within hours of the terror attacks, F.B.I. agents hurriedly intercepted telephone calls in which suspected associates of Al Qaeda in the United States were overheard celebrating the attacks. In the following days, agents swept in and arrested them.”

CBS in 2001:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/12/02/trump-100-vindicated-cbs-reports-swarms-on-roofs-celebrating-911/
“[FBI] investigators told me, quote, was swarming with suspects — suspects who I’m told were cheering on the roof when they saw the planes slam into the Trade Center.”

Here are other examples of lies:

Trump: Obama cannot say radical Islam.
Washington Post: Trump accuses Obama of being connected to Orlando shooting

Trump: Maybe the 2nd amendment people can something, I don’t know
Media: Trump tells gun owners to shoot Clinton

Trump: If Russia has the 30,000 deleted emails, they should release them
Media: Trump asked Russia to hack Clinton [Clinton’s server is offline and the emails are deleted]

Trump: Illegal Mexican aliens are rapists and criminals (and they are according to Huffington Post and The Atlantic)
Media: Trump says (all) Mexicans are rapists.

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, a Muslim (who is doing everything he can to stop Trump), interviewed Mexico’s president. He said that Trump accused the Mexican government of sending illegal immigrants to the U.S. The Mexican president denied it. This served Zakaria’s objective, which is to show that Trump is liar.

However, Zakaria does not mention that the Mexican government has published a pamphlet to instruct migrants how to safely enter the U.S. illegally and live there without being detected. This was reported a couple of years ago by the New York Times, which is linked from Trump’s webpage called “Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again”.

Washington Post invented the lie that Trump mocked a reporter’s disabilities:

“Even MORE Video Evidence Trump Did Not Mock Reporter’s Disability”
https://www.catholics4trump.com/even-more-video-evidence-trump-did-not-mock-reporters-disability/

“WaPo Claims Ann Coulter is Wrong to Say Trump Didn’t Mock Reporter’s Disability. (She Isn’t.)”
https://www.catholics4trump.com/wapo-claims-ann-coulter-is-wrong-to-say-trump-didnt-mock-reporters-disability-she-isnt/

“Washington Post Deletes Video Evidence Showing Trump Didn’t Mock Reporter’s Disability”
https://www.catholics4trump.com/washington-post-deletes-video-evidence-showing-trump-didnt-mock-reporters-disability/

#174 Context on 10.10.16 at 2:25 pm

#143 my house is my friend:- Your referring to his Green Book and have additions and corrections to make. Any newlywed was given $50,000 to buy a home; electricity was free; education and healthcare were free; all loans paid zero interest; anyone buying a car 50% came from the State; gasoline cost next to nothing; and anyone who wanted to farm got the land, a home, equipment, livestock, and seeds for free.

#175 Karma on 10.10.16 at 2:30 pm

“The Way Ahead” – President Obama writes in The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21708216-americas-president-writes-us-about-four-crucial-areas-unfinished-business-economic?frsc=dg%7Ca

#176 Lastline on 10.10.16 at 2:41 pm

Trump will win because overconfident predictors of the market’s future will get their heads handed to them. No one can be 100% certain about the peoples’ vote and especially the market’s future. And just like Brexit Garth will be proved wrong once again.

But hey, look on the bright side, this will be the real catalyst for next Canadian housing crisis. At least we can all gloat (especially our great leader Garth) and finally say “I told you so”.

#177 Lastline on 10.10.16 at 2:42 pm

But hey, look on the bright side, this will be the real catalyst for next Canadian housing crisis. At least we can all gloat (especially our great leader Garth) and finally say “I told you so”.

#178 Victor V on 10.10.16 at 2:44 pm

Dream house just a dream? New lending rules will impact first-time buyers

http://www.ctvnews.ca/5things/dream-house-just-a-dream-new-lending-rules-will-impact-first-time-buyers-1.3104369

#179 WUL on 10.10.16 at 3:40 pm

I have not had an original thought in 60 years of life and today, Thanksgiving Day, is no different. I am spurred by the video thanks from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Ft. Mac) on HuffPost Canada to all Canadians for the unprecedented aid and support during the wildfire.

I agree and extend my thanks to all of you.

#180 Lastline on 10.10.16 at 3:41 pm

Trump will win because overconfident predictors of the market’s future will get their heads handed to them. No one can be 100% certain about the peoples’ vote and especially the market’s future. And just like Brexit Garth will be proved wrong once again.

But hey, look on the bright side, this will be the real catalyst for next Canadian housing crisis. At least we can all gloat (especially our great leader Garth) and finally say “I told you so”..

#181 Not an Idiot on 10.10.16 at 3:45 pm

Donald is going to win. And then you can be embarrassingly wrong about something else.

#182 Stewage on 10.10.16 at 3:49 pm

You may have been premature with your “After Donald” forecast there Garth.
Seen the post debate polls?
The majority opinion still maters – I hope.

#183 Armando on 10.10.16 at 3:50 pm

“We fine citizens of the United States find ourselves playing some sort of sex abuse poker in which we have to assign value to various alleged sex crimes to see which alleged rapist/groper/enabler combination we want to inhabit the White House and represent our national brand. Let’s call that situation “not ideal.”

My view is that if either Clinton or Trump can be judged by the weight of the allegations against them, both are 100% unfit for the office. I think Trump supporters think it’s worth the hit to our national brand just to get some specific improvements in the country.

Clinton supporters have been telling me for a few days that any visible support for Trump makes you a supporter of sex abuse. From a persuasion standpoint, that actually makes sense. If people see it that way, that’s the reality you have to deal with. I choose to not be part of that reality so I moved my endorsement to Gary Johnson.” -Scott Adams

http://www.johnsonweld.com

#184 hawk on 10.10.16 at 3:54 pm

#152 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:51 pm

Romney is a two time failed presidential candidate and Paul Ryan is perceived as a total RINO.

The Donald defeated 17 other candidates to secure the GOP nomination, did so despite the collective weight of BOTH establishments & entire MSM stacked against him, secured more votes than any other GOP candidate ever and also managed to bring back a significant chunk of the Reagan democrats to the GOP voting camp.

The republicans have made the biggest mistake they could ever make my running away from him at every opportunity, if for no other reason that if they lose the presidency, they by default lose the Supreme Court.

But they are more worried about the fact that Donald may change the power structure, than they are about America and so it figures they’ll be behind Hillary.

#185 Not a big deal on 10.10.16 at 4:12 pm

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#186 Context on 10.10.16 at 4:21 pm

#160 Karma:- The first fatal error is your source as mine is the World Bank before the Libya civil war caused by outsiders. The GDP per capita for South Africa in 2010 was $7,392.87 USD and the GDP per capita for Libya in 2010 was $11, 933.87 USD. Then we need to add the adjustments for all the free benefits that the CITIZENS received.

#187 Tony on 10.10.16 at 4:37 pm

Re: #48 Andrew Woburn on 10.09.16 at 8:17 pm

Sell all your Victoria real estate as the window of opportunity is closing very fast. Around Christmas this year the bottom will fall out of Victoria and all areas surrounding Vancouver. At the same time the GTA in Ontario will start to see the beginnings of a long decline in property values.

#188 Not a big deal on 10.10.16 at 4:46 pm

#184 Not a big deal on 10.10.16 at 4:12 pm
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A reason for my fact based deletion please?

#189 MF on 10.10.16 at 4:51 pm

#145 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:08 pm

“What’s your point? 10’s of millions more Americans do agree with GT. Hence Hillary is expected to win… geez, can’t understand markets?”

-Paid CTR?

The point is we heard the garbage, fake, artificially propped up “market” predicted a stexit as well.

Like Garth alluded to, the leaders better acknowledge the general feeling of the masses because the next guy/girl in the same position will not be as safe and predictable as Trump, and will have 4x as much support.

MF

#190 Smoking Man on 10.10.16 at 4:52 pm

Finally after 8 years learning to write on here. like everything else I do. Self taught.

I’m a writer! time to publish. Be out just in time for xmas.

Look at my writing stats.

http://view.send.grammarly.com/?qs=9f20f11da971bea2091138e5ecfbf80ccbf8fc91fae6e89c54d5bf471ba156795833c9310317d7cb0b863cbd82936ed066d338b110d0e7d96bbe2e7617d91198

#191 MF on 10.10.16 at 4:56 pm

#183 hawk on 10.10.16 at 3:54 pm

Bingo. Every time we hear that some politician jumps ship to Hillary, the narrative becomes even more clear.

The establishment looks worried. Every time it happens Trump gains even more popularity.

Early in the campaign when all the Limousine Liberals came out against Trump his popularity soared. No different with weak republicans.

MF

#192 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.10.16 at 5:30 pm

Yo!
Jacko.
We get it. You hate Obama and the Clintons.
Now sign off from the library server. Grab your copy of Catcher in the Rye and go back to that Off the Grid log cabin in the bush and continue working on your Ted Kazinski Biography.
Just remember….. UnaBomber is spelled with one “U”

Yeesh.

#193 Old gringo on 10.10.16 at 5:35 pm

Re- Jack and all his ridicules posts.
No one cares how you feel bone head.
Keep your thoughts to yourself and do the world a favor.
I doubt you can even vote in the USA.
Let America decide who they want

#194 Yuus bin Haad on 10.10.16 at 5:38 pm

Notwithstanding how the president is ultimately elected, it will be interesting to see if the, let’s call them, “Trump supporters” actually get out and vote in the general election.

#195 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.10.16 at 5:47 pm

“Plans you dont even know about will be devised because we’re going to come up with plans, health care plans, that will be sooo good.”

Donald Trump responding to a question on the Dr. Oz talkshow about his version of Obamacare.

Proving , once again, he is the master of the 30 second sound bite.

The Donald.

Saying lots but answering nothing.

#196 Rational bliss on 10.10.16 at 5:56 pm

The mainstream media is dying, its just too bad your jumping on that bandwagon a little to late. Obviously driven by your job to manage portfolios that are driven by positive news. Or maybe just hope things will stay the same a little bit longer.

Rational planning never beats positive thinking. I think we should all prepare for Trump 2016.

#197 Keith in Calgary on 10.10.16 at 6:21 pm

The next few weeks/months are going to be interesting from a real estate perepsective.

My father is going into long term care as he is no longer physically able to fend for himself and dementia has removed most of his cognetive faculties. So, as his legal guardian and power of attorney, I will be listing and hopefully selling his family home in the coming week/s or so.

Stay tuned.

#198 Lastline on 10.10.16 at 6:30 pm

What makes me sick is all these paid off celebrities like DeNiro with his black and white artsy video siding with crooked Hillary. Look at the DNC and see all the A-listers lined up like little tools of the establishment. All they wanna do is get paid. Are people seriously that brainwashed? Stop drinking the Koolaid and wake up!!!

#199 crossbordershopper on 10.10.16 at 6:34 pm

as i enter my 48th year of life, i should be happy and content, but like most people we bitch and complain about everything. We don’t give thanks for anything and want more. we are greedy people, i think its human nature to constantly want more. its a reason to get up in the morning as well.
i feel sad on my birthday which basically coincides with thanksgiving(columbus day). People are against thanksgiving, its relevence goes down every year, and forget about that italian sailor with spanish money to go for a tour.
this whole real estate,election, interest rate, bla bla bla, i know that turkey gives me gas.
i know that people today think they are famous because the internet has given them a platform, but at the end of the day just because you can speak doesnt mean its relevent, or that anyone is listing.
rich people have a lot of free time on their hands to talk about rebalancing their portfolio. 99% of every one else goes to work everyday and basically has nothing to show for it. except for some gas on monday .

#200 David McDonald on 10.10.16 at 6:35 pm

Trump is vulgar and unprincipled but still commands considerable support for his populist rhetoric. Garth’s point is well taken; Trump is toast but next time watch out.

So what can be done to avoid a future explosion? I have always questioned the mantra of free trade. Taken to the extreme this means any given item is produced by one shop (probably somewhere in China) which is a few cents cheaper than all the competitors. This is an unstable solution. Currency fluctuations or even an earthquake could cause huge disruptions.

Why not allow 25% tarifs on all imports. This would provide some protection for local suppliers but still keep them competitive. Maybe we could reestablish the stability of manufacturing in Canada and the US.

#201 Scott on 10.10.16 at 6:39 pm

Proven track record? If that is your criteria for a capable leader the why don’t you put the likes of Mao or Stalin up on the same pedestal?

#202 Nemesis on 10.10.16 at 7:02 pm

#ApresLeDonald,Or… #TheThinkingDogsDeconstructionOf…. #LastNight’sMudWrestling…

[JeffreySt.Clair] – Ticker Tape vs Sex Tape: Notes on the Town Brawl in St. Louis

+ So who won? Hard to say. I figure Trump scored at least a draw just by walking out of the building alive, instead of being torn apart by Maenads (his just fate) like Pentheus in Euripides’ “The Bacchae.”

+ I don’t want either of these two answering the call at 3 AM.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/10/ticker-tape-vs-sex-tape-notes-on-the-town-brawl-in-st-louis/

#203 Bram on 10.10.16 at 7:05 pm

Interesting what is happening with East Van detached houses.
REBGV says sales still declining hard, yet:
– avg price is up from last month.
– median price is up from last month.

I doubt that will last long though, as I see asking prices dropping hard in East Van, so sale price should follow it down, eventually.

http://maggie-chandler.myrealpagewebsite.com/_media/Documents/2016%20graphs/vaneast092016.pdf?inline=false

#204 Vundo on 10.10.16 at 7:07 pm

I am thankful that last week did not send me into a rage over moving home ownership just a little bit further out of reach him for me. Because of what I read here I now know better than to believe that I was robbed of an opportunity by the new rules. Thanks, Garth, and a happy Thanksgiving to all.

#205 Karma on 10.10.16 at 7:22 pm

“#170 Not a big deal on 10.10.16 at 1:53 pm
I see that many of the big online polls have been pulled for some strange reason. Polls that showed millions of votes and Donald as the clear winner

If the elite think Hillary is the winner from last night then why pull the polls? Because Donald clearly won thats why.

As far as that “Five Thirty Eight” polling site goes, sorry but I will never believe a poll which asks 1200 people in a country of 320 million what they think. How did that kind of polling work out in the last provincial election?”
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Well, that’s a dumb response. It’s not 1,200 people, it’s an aggregation of all polls from all states. Here is the “Read Me”: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-users-guide-to-fivethirtyeights-2016-general-election-forecast/

And if you don’t believe FiveThirtyEight, try Real Clear Politics:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

#206 Karma on 10.10.16 at 7:43 pm

#188 MF on 10.10.16 at 4:51 pm
#145 Karma on 10.10.16 at 12:08 pm

“What’s your point? 10’s of millions more Americans do agree with GT. Hence Hillary is expected to win… geez, can’t understand markets?”

-Paid CTR?

The point is we heard the garbage, fake, artificially propped up “market” predicted a stexit as well.

Like Garth alluded to, the leaders better acknowledge the general feeling of the masses because the next guy/girl in the same position will not be as safe and predictable as Trump, and will have 4x as much support.

MF”

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Not sure what “CTR” stands for, but no I am not paid by anyone.

I perhaps live in a bubble, as everyone else on social media does nowadays, but the polls (believe them or not) suggest people like Trump less than Hillary. Paul Ryan won’t even “support him” any more. You may squirm, do mental gymnastics and wish it was different, but it’s not, despite what Breitbart says.

And you’re wrong, the polls for brexit were too close to call within the given margin of error, and slightly ahead for leave about a week prior to the vote, only to go lower after the slaying of Jo Cox. So no, the polls weren’t equivocally pro-brexit.

I totally agree that the leaders have to acknowledge the pain in the working class. But anyone who believes Trump will defend the working class is being duped. Hillary may be the status quo, but Trump’s ideas will hurt the working poor even more than Hillary. It’s like those idiots in the “Little England” who think they’ll be richer with Brexit. Well, how is that GBPUSD or GBPEUR doing nowadays? So much richer, aren’t they.

#207 Debtslavecreator on 10.10.16 at 7:46 pm

It remains to be seen how the big 5 will respond to these mortgage changes and it may take a while to see them respond as they’ll want clarity on the loss deductibles for the insured mortgages but one option could be: higher fixed and VRM rates but especially fixed rates but a dramatic lowering of the posted rates which the BofC rate is calculated on
I see a possible scenario of .75-1% higher 5 yr in match but the posted rate being dropped to match the “best” 5 year rate
This way they insured deals can get done or at least more of them than 4.64 while increasing the spreads to offset the higher cost of funds
The posted rates are just marketing gimmicks to signal competitive changes to each other any way
Will be interesting to watch
JO

#208 Karma on 10.10.16 at 7:48 pm

#185 Context on 10.10.16 at 4:21 pm
“#160 Karma:- The first fatal error is your source as mine is the World Bank before the Libya civil war caused by outsiders. The GDP per capita for South Africa in 2010 was $7,392.87 USD and the GDP per capita for Libya in 2010 was $11, 933.87 USD. Then we need to add the adjustments for all the free benefits that the CITIZENS received.”

Fair point, I wasn’t looking at 2010 data. I concede that Libyan GDP Per capita was higher than South Africa prior to the Arab Spring. That said, the post that I was responding to was incorrect the whole way through. Libyans didn’t get $65,000 upon getting married. “Hillary Destoryed Libya”, lol. No she did not. Sarkozy and Cameron were the warmongers in that engagement. Obama is the one who made the decision to support France and the UK (and Canada) in the attempt to support the rebels.

#209 WalMark of Sadkatoon on 10.10.16 at 8:07 pm

Nail in the coffin. Clinton wins.

Can’t fight the establishment.

Sorry.

#210 Treehouse Dave on 10.10.16 at 8:14 pm

Canadian media is 100% anti-Trump so Canadians drink the anti-Trump Cool-Aid. But my friends in various regions in the US tell me that the hatred for government corruption, Hillary, and status quo is very strong.

Trump may win.

#211 dada on 10.10.16 at 8:15 pm

Bernie Sanders is a great leader and what USA and the world needs. Period.

#212 JJ on 10.10.16 at 8:27 pm

Trump was put there so that Hillary would win, the sheep are very predictable.

#213 Metaxa on 10.10.16 at 8:37 pm

The trouble with bouncing around in your own little world is that confirmation bias takes over. Only read certain news sites because the others are all biased? Sure yours isn’t?

The online polls are being pulled because 4 chan is gaming them, rendering them useless…unless you desperately want to believe. Don’t blindly believe me, go to 4 chan and read for yourself…just wear your rubber boots, its a cesspool. A funny cesspool but still…

Go to Reddit, go to r/world news…read what the rest of the world says about last night’s debate.

Some of you are going to need your meds adjusted next month I’m afraid.

#214 maj on 10.10.16 at 8:38 pm

#23 Smoking Man on 10.09.16 at 6:32 pm

Marketing. Social norms. Celebrity culture. Pornification of society.

#215 Jack on 10.10.16 at 9:03 pm

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#218 maj on 10.10.16 at 9:05 pm

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/10/10/fact-check-donald-trump-made-33-false-claims-at-second-debate.html

Lying, sniffling, pacing, lashing out…an overall despicable debate performance by DT.

#219 Till Eulenspiegel on 10.10.16 at 9:25 pm

“but one has a proven track record of governance.”

Really Garth?

Please tell that to the surviving family members of the Benghazi attacks!!!

Eight years in the White House, a decade in the Senate and eight more in the Cabinet is called a ‘track record.’ Whether you like it or note, this is experience, which was obviously the point. — Garth

It is precisely her ‘track record’ that makes her unfit to be the President of the United States. — Till

#220 maj on 10.10.16 at 9:34 pm

#114 Sheane Wallace on 10.10.16 at 1:47 am
“But I respect his openness and honesty.”

thanks for the laugh!

#221 Duke Stevenson on 10.11.16 at 12:02 am

Hmmm, Trump wasn’t supposed to win the Republican nomination either. Looks like a lot of your followers are really Trump supporters.

#222 Future Expatriate on 10.11.16 at 4:48 am

“But when a populist firebrand comes long who’s not a bigot, racist, egotist fake, look out.”

For what? Name one in all of history.

Christ and Gandhi doen’t count, we saw what happened to them. They’d never be US President either.

And neither did Sanders, who many think fit your description.

Politics is unfortunately the art of the possible. Which sucks.

#223 RyYYZ on 10.11.16 at 4:11 pm

Yep, Trump has definitely tapped into a real vein of discontent in the US – and I suspect there are many in Canada who feel similarly. He, of course, is pretty much unelectable, but as you say, a better candidate could tap into that vein, and a lot more. The elites better pay attention.