Canada: Households’ Savings Rate and Indebtedness Ratio

The Canadian Household Savings Ratio stood at 8.1% in Q4, 2015 according to a new report by the OECD. Currently the US personal savings rate stands at 5.4%. The savings rate in Canada tend to be traditionally higher than in the U.S. Click to enlarge However Canadian household’s debt is also growing at an alarming rate. …

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The Leverage Ratio of Canadian Banks Has Declined

The leverage ratio measures the ability of a bank to absorb losses. This ratio is important because soundness of a bank is put to test during a financial crisis and strong banks usually tend to weather storms than weak banks. During the 2008-09 crisis, many small banks in the US failed due to this factor. From …

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Comparing the Performance of Australian and Canadian Stocks

The economies of Australia and Canada are similar in many ways. For instance,both are resource-based economies. While Australia is dependent on China for the export of minerals such as iron ore Canada is the largest trading partner of the US and exports natural resources like Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Timber, etc, to the US. I wrote …

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Global Investors Wrongly Consider Canada As Another Saudi Arabia

The S&P is down 0.97% year-to-date (YTD).Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on the other hand has declined by 10.6% YTD making it one of the worst performers in the developed world. The rout in commodity prices and crude oil prices has spooked global investors. These investors have taken a negative view of Canadian equity market. The …

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Canada Non-Resident Withholding Tax Rates for Treaty Countries

Countries have tax treaties with one another for offering preferential tax rates for investors and companies. Canada also has such tax treaties with many countries. For example, US investors get plenty of benefits for investing in Canada. For example, withholding taxes are NOT charged for interest paid out to US residents by Canadian banks and also …

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Credit Suisse: Consider Buying Canadian Bank Stocks

Canadian stocks are nor performing well this year. As the global commodities market crashed in the past year or so the Canadian economy has suffered. As natural resources such as crude oil account for a significant portion of the economy, declines in the price of oil has had a substantial effect on Canada. The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite …

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