best place to invest in canada: Don Campbell says Chill out - 04/02/13 01:33 PM

Don't worry about the Canadian housing market. Learn about your area and what's going on there. Toronto prices aren't going to touch you in Red Deer. 
 “There is no Canadian housing market...At no other time in history has the real estate market in Canada been so regional,” 
 
 “If you go to Hamilton, that market is strong. But in Waterloo the market is starting to slow down, even though the cities are only half an hour apart. And what’s going on in Ottawa has nothing to do with Halifax.” Don Campbell, senior analyst and founding partner with the 2,900-member Real … (2 comments)

best place to invest in canada: Mixed Messages - 10/09/12 04:01 PM
Today I was looking for Alberta news and all the reports are amazing.  For example we'll lead the country in economic growth through 2013 and our unemployment will be among Canada's lowest. It all sounds amazing. I'm thinking of the bumper sticker that says "Please God Give Us Another Boom and I Won't Waste It This Time" It would seem that your pleas were answered. 
 
However, on my slow, slow drive down Calgary Trail today. (A sign of our booming city is how rush hour slowly becomes an hour early on each side) I heard on CBC that the IMF … (0 comments)

best place to invest in canada: Forbes ranks Canada #1 Best Country for Business - 11/02/11 04:32 PM
As an affluent, high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class, Canada resembles the US in its market-oriented economic system, pattern of production, and affluent living standards. Since World War II, the impressive growth of the manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has transformed the nation from a largely rural economy into one primarily industrial and urban. The 1989 US-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (which includes Mexico) touched off a dramatic increase in trade and economic integration with the US, its principal trading partner.Canada enjoys a substantial trade surplus with the US, which absorbs … (2 comments)

best place to invest in canada: Canadians get the pink goo out of your eyes! - 06/04/10 11:36 AM
While other countries and continents are on the brink of financial ruin Canada, yes Canada, is becoming an economic superpower fueled by natural resources. Read this:"Canada is at the beginning of an economic transformation that could see it replace the Middle East as the primary source of oil and gas, first (as it already has) to its largest consumer, the U.S., and then, more importantly, to the rest of the world. Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets, wonders if Canada really wants to be an energy superpower, and Neil Reynolds, columnist and former Editor-in-Chief of the Vancouver Sun … (3 comments)

best place to invest in canada: Alberta still best place to invest in Canada - 12/10/09 03:29 PM
In the Olympics of investing Alberta is still the gold medalist. The province got a score of 8.5 out of 10 in The Provincial Investment Climate Index.This index has seven main components: corporate income tax, fiscal prudence, personal income tax, transportation infrastructure, corporate capital tax, labour market regulation, and burden of regulation."Alberta came in first place on most indicators including corporate income taxes, corporate capital taxes, personal income taxes, fiscal prudence, and labour-market regulation. However, Alberta ranked seventh on transportation infrastructure, which assesses highways, urban transit, air, rail, and marine service."The article states that Alberta is losing ground to other provinces. … (1 comments)

 
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