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The Week Ahead: A risk to the loonie, but not THAT one

We’re getting a lot of questions about the risk of a plunge in the loonie if the Bank of Canada outguns the Fed on rate cuts this year. We see a couple of cents of weakening ahead, but not a sustained devaluation, because of a counterforce that could support the Canadian dollar against the greenback in 2025. But we’re watching another development, across the pond in Europe, that could leave the Canadian dollar more exposed.
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In Focus: The goods life - How boomers and work-from-home changed American spending patterns

Americans’ voracious appetite for goods is being driven by a wave of wealthy retirees and lifestyle changes associated with work-from-home. And while consumers aren’t immune to a slowdown, the permanent shift in spending preferences towards goods and away from services is complicating the Fed’s ability to achieve its inflation goal, as the chances of returning to the ultra-low goods inflation era that was seen over the post-financial crisis period have dwindled.
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