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Mike Tyson’s one liner “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” comes to mind when I think of the predicament central banks must confront these days. The plan is, and has been, to keep interest rates low for an extended period. While the punch in the mouth is the building up […]

Investors and economists around the world are drastically changing their forecasts as the world enters another week of disruption from the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, Scotiabank’s updated economic forecast suggests recession is inevitable in many countries, with global growth expected to average 1.3 per cent in 2020, the lowest level since the decline of […]

What Investors Can Learn from eBay Bidders

New research shows auction buyers sometimes overpay: rational ignorance

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness

New research shows that it's putting pension assets at risk.

CIR Call For Papers

CIR looking for investment-related research.

Shadow Liquidity and the 15-Minute Market Meltdown

When volume dries up.

  • May 16, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 14:29

The pension debate is front and centre in Ottawa

  • February 24, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00
Denmark > U.S. in Household Debt

Since the US has been the poster child for consumer debt, their showing versus other industrialized nations is surprising – in fact, it’s Denmark who’s actually in the lead.

  • February 9, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 13:25
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Real assets held up during the credit crisis—how will they fare post-crisis?