Central bank statements have been hawkish as of late. Given recent statements of Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz many Canadians are expecting an immanent rate hike. What would happen if rates were really start to rise? The Guildhall panel looks at interest rates and its relationship to Canadian debt. One point of reference is a recent article from Huffington Post which shows that “Canadians are heavily indebted and are one of the most at risk of a debt-fueled financial crisis if interest rates were to rise, according to data from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS)”.
Sounding The Crash Alarm
Guildhall looks at statements from Ron Paul, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers and others who strongly believe in a coming market correction.
Are Investors Complacent?
According to Deutsche Bank analyst Aleksandar Kocic the answer is yes.
In a recent article by SRSRocco Kocic measures the VIX (Volatility Index) against the EPU (Economic Policy Uncertainty Index) and concludes that investors are under-valuing risk in a big way.
Similar Diamonds Different Prices
Why do diamond prices vary so much for what looks to be similar diamonds? Guildhall looks at how the search for quality goes deeper than just the outward description of a diamond. Jeremy and Paul point out how two VS quality pink diamonds could in fact be very different in quality.