Canadian housing bubble thread

Discussion in 'Economics' started by m22au, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Gotcha


    Oh yes, but the links to the actual technical fillings are soooo boring to read. I honestly didn't bother. It catches my eye much more if its posted on Bloomberg or Financial Post with a catchy title. :)
    #71     Apr 21, 2017
  2. ironchef


    The average Canadians are a lot richer than the average Americans and they saved more?
    #72     Apr 21, 2017
  3. m22au


  4. _eug_


    #74     Apr 26, 2017
  5. Nine_Ender


    I thought I'd seen it all from linked articles from Zerohedge and this joke shows up. Home Capital is a bit player in Canada's housing market. Of course the record profits of Canada's banks aren't supportive of their narrative, but the vast majority of home owners in Canada got their mortgage through their bank.
    #75     Apr 26, 2017
  6. m22au


    I'm confused as to why you have characterized those articles as a 'joke', and why you think there is an underlying 'narrative'.

    I could have just as easily provided links to similar stories from a range of other publications:

    In any case, it doesn't take too much financial knowledge to work out that a financial institution cannot survive for very long by borrowing at 15% (10% interest rate + $100 million fee) and then lending to customers at about 5%.

    #76     Apr 26, 2017
  7. Nine_Ender


    What I heard was that Home Capital engaged in fraud and has since fired two people blamed for that fraud. Home Capital can entirely disappear and have no impact on our housing market. All that would do is mean the riskiest buyers cannot buy a home. There is no shortage of buyers in Canada's top markets. There is a shortage of homes to buy and it's going to take many years to alleviate that shortage in Metro Toronto if it ever gets alleviated.

    Here's a fun fact for you. TD Bank, just one of our 6 big banks, could buy out Home Capital in entirety with less then 2 months worth of profits. Before the stock crash, less then 6 months. But what they have been buying up instead is US banks at distressed prices.
    #77     Apr 26, 2017
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  8. Yep, another load of bollocks from ZH...
    #78     Apr 27, 2017
  9. m22au


    I'm confused - I'm fairly sure I wasn't dreaming when
    (1) Home Capital announced a non-binding agreement to borrow
    (2) The CMHC released a report titled "Strong evidence of overall problematic conditions despite some housing markets showing signs of improvement"

    Do you agree that these things happened?

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
    #79     Apr 27, 2017
  10. I agree... I disagree with the usual breathless ZH headlines, is all. They've never let facts stand in the way of a good piece of drama and this story is no exception.
    #80     Apr 27, 2017