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So much for rising interest rates: The returns on GICs have taken an unexpected downturn

The rising trend for rates on guaranteed investment certificates has abruptly fizzled.

Some fairly good deals are still available, but rates on average have actually fallen lately.

Brandon Brot of GIC Wealth Management says his firm’s best rates on one-year GICs were 0.11 percentage points lower in the second week of January than at the beginning of December, and two-year rates were an average of 0.16 points lower. Yields on terms of 3-to-5 years have also fallen, but to a lesser degree.

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https://gicwealth.ca/so-much-for-rising-interest-rates-the-returns-on-gics-have-taken-an-unexpected-downturn/

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 ¾ per cent

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent.

The global economic expansion is moderating largely as expected, but signs are emerging that trade conflicts are weighing more heavily on global demand. Recent encouraging developments at the G20 meetings are a reminder that there are upside as well as downside risks around trade policy. Growth in major advanced economies has slowed, although activity in the United States remains above potential.

To read full article click on the link below:

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2018/12/fad-press-release-2018-12-05/?utm_source=RDBA+Email+List+May+2017&utm_campaign=7e21619a20-NEWS_2018_12_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2fb13e0136-7e21619a20-226120717

TFSA Limit for 2019

The TFSA contribution limit for 2019 is $6,000, up from $5,500 in 2018.

With the TFSA limit at $6,000 for next year, the total room available in 2019 for someone who has never contributed and has been eligible for the TFSA since its introduction in 2009 is $63,500.

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https://www.advisor.ca/tax/tax-news/tfsa-limit-for-2019-released/?utm_source=EmailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_content=advisor&utm_campaign=WIR_Newsletter&oft_id=45909006&oft_k=ETlbUaJm&oft_lk=PH5VGh&oft_d=636785661210600000&fpid=552960&m32_fp_id=9pF1s4&ctx=newsletter&m32_fp_ctx=DI_MASTER_Relationa

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 ½ per cent

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ½ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ¾ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ¼ per cent.

CPI inflation moved up to 3 per cent in July. This was higher than expected, in large part because of a jump in the airfare component of the consumer price index. The Bank expects CPI inflation to move back towards 2 per cent in early 2019, as the effects of past increases in gasoline prices dissipate. The Bank’s core measures of inflation remain firmly around 2 per cent, consistent with an economy that has been operating near capacity for some time. Wage growth remains moderate.

To read full article please click on the link below:

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2018/09/fad-press-release-2018-09-05/?utm_source=RDBA+Email+List+May+2017&utm_campaign=301a4f08c5-NEWS_2018_09_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2fb13e0136-301a4f08c5-226120685

Bank of Canada raises overnight rate target to 1 ½ per cent

Bank of Canada raises overnight rate target to 1 ½ per cent – Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 ½ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ¾ per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ¼ per cent.

The Bank expects the global economy to grow by about 3 ¾ per cent in 2018 and 3 ½ per cent in 2019, in line with the April Monetary Policy Report (MPR). The US economy is proving stronger than expected, reinforcing market expectations of higher policy rates and pushing up the US dollar. This is contributing to financial stresses in some emerging market economies. Meanwhile, oil prices have risen. Yet, the Canadian dollar is lower, reflecting broad-based US dollar strength and concerns about trade actions. The possibility of more trade protectionism is the most important threat to global prospects.

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https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2018/07/fad-press-release-2018-07-11/?utm_source=RDBA+Email+List+May+2017&utm_campaign=070cf6424c-NEWS_2018_07_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2fb13e0136-070cf6424c-226120685

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