iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) - NYSEARCA
  • Apr. 20, 2012, 8:56 AM
    Canadian inflation slows to 1.9% Y/Y in March from 2.6% in February, and vs. expectations for 2%. The core rate was 1.9%, down from 2.3%, and inline with forecasts.
    | Apr. 20, 2012, 8:56 AM
  • Apr. 19, 2012, 3:31 PM

    A wave of ratings downgrades to hit developed countries in coming years will spare Canada, says Citi's Mike Saunders. The 2012 federal and provincial budgets - while maybe putting a drag on near-term growth - should strengthen the country's already sound fiscal position.

    | Apr. 19, 2012, 3:31 PM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 18, 2012, 11:28 AM
    Watch live the press conference with the Canadian who may end up leading the Bank of England next year - Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney takes questions following the release of the Monetary Policy Report, and yesterday's hawkish policy meeting statement.
    | Apr. 18, 2012, 11:28 AM
  • Apr. 18, 2012, 11:17 AM

    The BoC lifts its GDP growth forecast to 2.4% from 2% in its quarterly Monetary Policy Report, and repeats yesterday's notice of a "modest withdrawal" of stimulus being appropriate. The bank also notes an unfavorable fall in the country's oil export prices (WTI) in relation to oil import prices (Brent) as troublesome for the economy.

    | Apr. 18, 2012, 11:17 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 17, 2012, 10:52 AM

    "I would feel a lot better if I were counting half as many cranes," says TD Bank chief economist Craig Alexander of the condo-building craze in Toronto. Prices are up 10.5% Y/Y in the city even as mighty Vancouver sees a 3.1% decline. "Is there enough demand for all those condos? It's hard to imagine." (previous)

    | Apr. 17, 2012, 10:52 AM
  • Apr. 17, 2012, 9:08 AM

    The Bank of Canada leaves its benchmark rate unchanged at 1%, but has a hawkish message. "In light of the reduced slack in the economy and firmer underlying inflation, some modest withdrawal of the present considerable monetary policy stimulus may become appropriate." The loonie is flying, +0.8% to $1.0085.

    | Apr. 17, 2012, 9:08 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 16, 2012, 9:26 AM
    Canada's home sales rose 2.5% in March, and 1.6% Y/Y, the smallest increase in a year, reports the Canadian Real Estate Association. The sales to new listings ratio stands at 55.1%, a number - according to the CREA - showing the market remains "firmly balanced."
    | Apr. 16, 2012, 9:26 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2012, 7:39 AM

    Hot money from abroad (China, ME, LatAm) is behind a property bubble in Toronto, writes Diane Francis. There are 3 times more condo high-rises being built in Toronto than NYC, almost 7X more than in Chicago - and this in a "moribund" economy. Kicked out of numerous other countries, this money has hit "Toronto with a vengeance."

    | Apr. 16, 2012, 7:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 12, 2012, 1:16 PM
    Canadian consumers pushed their non-mortgage debt up 3.4% Y/Y in Q1, with a 9.7% increase in auto loans leading the way. Credit card debt fell for the 5th consecutive quarter, but its drop has been mirrored by an increase in borrowing on lines of credit.
    | Apr. 12, 2012, 1:16 PM
  • Apr. 11, 2012, 8:59 AM
    Canadian March housing starts rise 5% to 215.6K, beating estimates of 200K. The Toronto condo craze looks to be a key factor in the jump as "multiple starts" were the reason behind a 30.3% spike in overall starts in Ontario.
    | Apr. 11, 2012, 8:59 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 5, 2012, 8:41 AM
    Canada adds 82.3K jobs in February vs. a consensus forecast of just 10.5K. It's the biggest job gain since 2008. Unemployment fell to 7.2% from 7.4%. The loonie skies 50 pips to $1.0059.
    | Apr. 5, 2012, 8:41 AM | 5 Comments
  • Apr. 2, 2012, 9:38 AM
    Canada's RBC March PMI rises to 52.4 from 51.8 previously. It's the best print thus far in 2012. "Activity in the Canadian manufacturing sector has been bucking the general trend of softening conditions, particularly in Europe and Asia," says RBC's Craig Wright. The loonie is flat, just above parity with the greenback.
    | Apr. 2, 2012, 9:38 AM
  • Mar. 30, 2012, 10:21 AM
    Canadian GDP rose 0.1% in January, inline with expectations. Y/Y growth slowed to 1.7% from 1.9% in December. Manufacturing led the way, +0.7%, while oil & gas extraction slumped 0.9% amid less need for natural gas.
    | Mar. 30, 2012, 10:21 AM
  • Mar. 29, 2012, 12:23 PM
    Canada underperforms today, the resource-heavy TSX -1.5%, though the loonie (FXC) has barely budged, remaining just above parity with the dollar. Canadian National Railway (CNI) -1.7%, Talisman Energy (TLM) -3.6%,  Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) -1.9%, Teck Resources (TCK) -2%, HudBay Minerals (HBM) -1.7%.
    | Mar. 29, 2012, 12:23 PM
  • Mar. 28, 2012, 11:41 AM
    Canadian housing prices continue to gain, +6.5% Y/Y in January (6.8% previously) according to the Teranet-National Bank index. Toronto took over as top gainer, +9.9% against 7% in Vancouver. A National Bank economist thinks the government may respond to such gains with stricter mortgage rules.
    | Mar. 28, 2012, 11:41 AM
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 7:34 AM
    Canada's February inflation prints at 2.6%, up from 2.5% previously and inline with expectations. Core inflation moves to 2.3% against expectations for 2.2%. The loonie -0.3% at $0.9972.
    | Mar. 23, 2012, 7:34 AM
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The iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Canadian market, as measured by the MSCI Canada Index.
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