10 Second Headlines

Feb. 8, 2019

CANADA Alberta lost 16,000 jobs in January (lost 14,600 full time and 900 part time), second consecutive decline. Unemployment rate 6.8% vs 6.4% M/M Edmonton unemployment rate 6.4% vs 6.3% M/M Calgary unemployment rate… Read More

Feb. 1, 2019

PRESENTATION TO STRATHCONA COUNTY COUNCIL, JANUARY 30, 2019  – BY ANGUS WATT ADVISORY GROUP $40 billion of capital has already been invested in the Alberta Industrial Heartland (AIH) and potentially, an additional $30 billion… Read More

Jan. 25, 2019

CANADA’S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY – NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL JANUARY 2019 Q4 affordability worsened for a 14th consecutive quarter Only 2 cities improved (Calgary and Edmonton) Vancouver affordability deteriorating; house prices dropped but were offset by… Read More

Jan. 18, 2019

CANADA National Bank Financial Banking Sector Review (January 13, 2019) Mortgage growth slowed sharply in 2018, November was a 20 year low, due to higher interest rates and stricter regulations Higher loan loss reserves… Read More

Jan. 11, 2019

CANADA National Bank Financial Chief Economist and Strategist, Stéfane Marion, spoke at the Canadian Economic Club on January 9, 2019. Click here for the full report. Over the past decade workers aged 55+ have… Read More

Jan. 4, 2019

SAVING FOR RETIRMENT IS NOT TOP PRIORITY FOR CANADIANS (Investment Executive) 6% of Canadians have saving for retirement as a priority vs 7% prioritizing saving for a vacation. 12% said growing wealth is a… Read More

Dec. 21, 2018

Wishing you a very happy Holiday Season! 10 Second Headlines will return on January 4, 2019 CANADA Alberta’s 2018 potato production is now in excess 2.23 billion pounds, virtually the same as PEI. Alberta’s… Read More

Dec. 14, 2018

HOW DEADLY IS FENTANYL Fentanyl is so potent that only takes a few milligrams to kill a person; 118 pounds of fentanyl can kill 25 million people. Fentanyl is 50x more potent than heroin,… Read More

Dec. 7, 2018

NOVEMBER CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT Employment rose by 94,000; unemployment rate dropped 0.2% to 5.6%, the lowest since comparable data became available in 1976. M/M private sector employees increased by 79,000. Y/Y private sector job increase… Read More

Nov. 30, 2018

ALBERTA ECONOMIC UPDATE Finance Minister Joe Ceci provided Alberta’s Q2 economic update today: Alberta’s debt is $41 billion; Calgary Herald is expecting total debt in-excess of $90 billion by 2023-2024 Provincial deficit 2018-2019 is… Read More