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San Francisco - Echoes of Old Detroit

17 Jun 2023 5 minute read 5 comments SweptOverNiagara

I live about a two hour's highway drive from Windsor, Ontario, a Canadian city that borders Detroit, an American city that once thrived as the 'Motor City', home to the Big Three automakers, General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. It was on the streets of...

Federal Reserve Finally Pauses After Most Aggressive Rate Hike In Its History

15 Jun 2023 3 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

It's that time of the month again. Yesterday afternoon, we got word of a pause in rate increases from the Federal Reserve (which is not federal and has zero reserves). After ten hikes in a row, rates were held at 5 to 5.25% but included hawkish state...

Finally, Some Much Needed Rain!

14 Jun 2023 3 minute read 7 comments SweptOverNiagara

I live in south-west Ontario, Canada, nestled in a spot where three of the Great Lakes are easily accessible within an hour or so which include Lakes Erie, Ontario and Huron. Up until a couple days ago, we've gone without rain for almost three weeks....

Just Another Quarter Percent Rate Hike From The Bank of Canada

7 Jun 2023 1 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

I just got word that the BoC has increased its key lending rate by another 25 basis points after pausing during the previous two meetings. Going against expectations, the bank raised the lending rate to 4.75%. Darn, that means everyone here in Canada...

Time For A 'Winter To Spring' Gardening Update

2 Jun 2023 7 minute read 10 comments SweptOverNiagara

I've been away from writing for a couple of weeks as I've been busy in the garden. It's time for a follow-up on my winter garden that has now morphed into a spring garden and is soon to morph again into my summer garden. Gardening has its challenges,...

FED Raises Rates Another 25 Basis Points to 5.0 /5.25%

3 May 2023 3 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

The markets were on the edge of their seats all week awaiting today's decision from the FOMC meeting. The FED raised rates as expected by 25 basis points although there were polls suggesting 85% of participants expected a pause while the remaining 15...

One Of The 'Big Five' Canadian Banks In Big Trouble?

29 Apr 2023 4 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

A week or so ago, I got word that TD Bank here in Canada was suddenly the most shorted bank in the world. As it turns out, it's true. Even more striking is the amount of those shorts has increased by 45% this week! It was Ernest Hemingway, in his boo...

Tucker Carlson Vs Don Lemon

25 Apr 2023 3 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

Move over Joe Rogan. Here comes Tucker! By now, you've probably heard of Tucker Carlson's unceremonious departure from FOX News. It's arguably the biggest news of the week. Especially so since Don Lemon's departure from failing CNN was announced just...

Is Gold Set For A Massive $1,000 Correction?

24 Apr 2023 4 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

No one can perfectly time the markets, not even the best of the best but when some of them start speaking in sync about possible coming events in the financial realm, I tend to take notice. Over the last few days, three well known names have come out...

Silver Hit Massive Record 237.7 Million Ounce Deficit For 2022

20 Apr 2023 4 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

Back in November, I published a post titled, 'This year's 194 million ounce silver deficit to push prices higher' sending out a warning that a massive supply crunch was forming in the physical silver market. The year wasn't over yet so the 194 millio...