Notes From The Desk | FOMC Announcement Dec 10 2021

Back to the Future: US Inflation from hot to red hot · US headline inflation came in at 6.8% and core at 4.9%. · While these numbers are multi-decade highs, they are in line with the consensus expectation. · This does increase the odds of the Fed speeding up their tapering and concluding QE in […]

Notes From The Desk | FOMC Announcement Dec 08 2021

Rogers Launching First Telco Hybrid Deal Rogers Communications is ‘making more possible’ by launching their first hybrid bond, a halfway house between debt and equity. This should help them maintain an investment-grade rating if the Shaw merger is completed. The Deal Structure · 60-year bond (callable in 5y) with a coupon of 5%. · Counts […]

Notes From The Desk | Employment Data Dec 03 2021

There is no stopping the Canadian job machine. With several pandemic unemployment support programs ending in October, it appears people decided to take up many of the jobs on offer: · 153.7k jobs created. · Currently, 186K more people are employed than in Feb 2020. · YoY wage growth accelerates from 2% to 2.7%. · […]

Notes From The Desk | FOMC Announcement Nov 22 2021

Four More Years. Biden nominates Jay Powell for a second term. · Jay Powell to serve a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve. · Lael Brainard, considered the competitor to the throne, assumes the role of vice-chair and is expected to be named vice-chair of supervision (oversees the US banking system). · This […]

Notes From The Desk | FOMC Announcement Nov 17 2021

Canadian Inflation · Headline CPI came in as expected at 4.7%, while core inflation was 1.8% (a touch below the expectation of 1.9%) · With the Bank of Canada forecast of 4.8% for Q4, today’s numbers should do little to ease concerns over inflation nor should it stoke these fears further · The market is […]