It’s been a pretty good year for Canadian bank stocks. The S&P/TSX Composite Banks Index is up more than 14 per cent in 2017, outpacing the broader equity market by a healthy margin, with the majority of those gains coming since early September. But with what looks to be a lacklustre round of fourth quarter earnings beginning next week, is it time for investors to take heed of warnings about the Canadian housing market and reduce their exposure to bank stocks?
You don’t have to be a macro-focused investor to take notice of what the Bank of Canada has been doing this year. Two surprise interest rate increases from the central bank have been accompanied by surges in the 10-year Government of Canada bond yield, as investors appear to be finally looking ahead to the beginning end of an extremely long period of low or declining rates.
The patience of Cameco Corp. shareholders is being testing yet again, as the Saskatchewan-based uranium producer’s latest round of quarterly earnings fell short of expectations, the company cut its dividend, and now it has decided to temporarily suspend work at two operations. The news sent Cameo shares higher, as the production cut is expected to be beneficial to a global uranium market that is widely forecast to be oversupplied by approximately 20 million pounds in 2018.
Canaccord Genuity expect the new mortgage lending rules, which follow similar measures implemented in late 2016, will set in motion the long-awaited housing market correction next year. #cdneconhttps://t.co/2bufMEljnq
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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