The Bank of Canada twice cut its benchmark interest rate in 2015 to stimulate the economy, and while the consensus economist view is that the bank has no plans to raise rates any time soon, that won’t be the case forever.
Most borrowers could withstand a rate increase of 0.25 points, because it would just mean paying an added $10 or less every month toward their debt — not a severe sum. But for almost one out of every six borrowers, it would mean an extra $50 or more every month.
It’s the direct result of central banks tickling investors into a yield frenzy, with little to no regard for credit quality or any other risk factor. This has resulted in an increasing amount of capital crowding into already extended assets.
And the correlations are further exacerbated by the prominence of quant driven funds whose algos are all positioning (making buying and selling decisions) off the same metrics.
The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis (Thomas C.)
Increasing the Federal Reserve’s ability to purchase private assets will negatively impact economic growth and consumers’ well-being. This is because the Fed will use this power to keep failing companies alive, thus preventing the companies’ assets from being used to produce a good or service more highly valued by consumers.
“We’ve obviously ramped up our inspection and are continuing to do so as we also alert these associations and have them get the word out to stations to be vigilant and check their dispensers and make sure that if there’s any unusual activity out there to maybe investigate and find out what’s going on,” said Frassetto.
According to a New York Times/CBS News survey, Mrs. Clinton holds an edge among likely voters but ties with Mr. Trump when Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are figured in.
Among other things, Noel points out that if Hillary actually was suffering from such a severe case of pneumonia that it forced her to literally collapse on a sidewalk, it’s extremely unlikely that she could make a seemingly full recovery after only 90 minutes at Chelsea’s apartment and feel well enough to great onlookers and snap a selfie with a child. Per Noel, Hillary’s recovery timing is more consistent with how long it would take her to ingest a dosage of Levodopa and wait for her Parkinson’s symptoms to subside. Noel also points out that sunglasses with dark blue lenses, like the ones Hillary wore this weekend despite the cloud cover, have been noted by doctors to help treat patients with major motion disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Jack Dolance, an attorney for the Williams’ family, explained to the Post that Mr. Mader’s termination “is pretty clear evidence of their policy and that the way they feel [the shooting of Mr. Williams] should have been handled. Not only do they think he should have been shot and killed, but shot and killed more quickly.”
The police are unable to understand that had Mader been in the danger they claim he and his fellow officers were in — he would have been killed long before backup arrive. However, that simply wasn’t the case.
“I think the use of something like carbon sequestration, and the ongoing operational improvements that we’re constantly committed to, are a part of us navigating across that bridge.”
As for building carbon capture projects without government support, she says that would be largely reliant on higher carbon prices and more options to sell the carbon captured.
The mighty Bakken oil field located in North Dakota reached peak production in December 2014 at 1.26 million barrels per day (mbd) and is now down to 942,000 bd. This decline is no surprise to me or to my readers who have been following my work for the past several years.
He knows that means some will be forced out of business. The latest Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI), which surveys rural bankers from across the Midwest, supports that, showing one in five crop farmers, or nearly 20%, will suffer negative cash flows in 2016. Hoskins says those are sobering numbers and precisely why inputs will have to drop.
“The wilderness decline around the world is most in the tropical biomes, the tropical rain forests have lost a lot of wilderness,” study co-author Oscar Venter, of the University of Northern British Columbia, told CBS News. “A lot of the Amazon has been lost, the mangrove ecosystems, which are really important wilderness areas have been hit. They are a nursery ground for a lot of the world’s wildlife – young fish are reared in these mangrove ecosystems, they are a base for a lot of the fisheries. Now, there is almost no wilderness left in the mangroves.”
Having seen this increase in dangerous storms, the authors examined changes in sea surface temperature, which can feed energy into storms. They hypothesized that a relationship exists between the increase in storm intensity and human-driven oceanic warming. When looking at the four clusters of storm data separately, they saw that the two clusters of storms that form in regions with more pronounced oceanic warming saw steeper increases in both frequency and intensity.
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