The TFSA Cap will Stay at $5,500 for 2017

The TFSA Cap will Stay at $5,500 for 2017The annual TFSA dollar limit will remain frozen at $5,500 for 2017 and, in fact, may be stuck at that level until at least 2019, as a result of years of low inflation and the unusual rounding mechanism built into the TFSA limit. This week, the Canada Revenue Agency announced the inflation rate — 1.4 per cent — that will be used to index various personal income tax and benefit…

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These Stocks Will Suffer Under a Trump Presidency

These Stocks Will Suffer Under a Trump PresidencyAccording to a new report from Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)(NYSE:RY), Canadian utility, telecom, and real estate stocks will face mounting headwinds under a Trump presidency. Their report, titled “The Corner of Bay and Trump,” highlights how higher U.S. fiscal spending combined with tax cuts is likely to lead to higher U.S. inflation rates. Why would higher U.S. inflation rates be a threat to the Canadian economy? The loonie is set…

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Plunging Gas Prices Lower Inflation

Plunging Gas Prices Lower InflationA combination of Christmas sales and falling gasoline and food prices contributed to one of the biggest one-month drop in consumer prices in years in December, Statistics Canada said Friday. The 0.6 per cent overall decline in prices from November slashed the annual inflation rate by a similar amount to 2.3 per cent. The one-month decline was the steepest since the summer of 2009, when the country was in recession….

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Inflation Inches Higher

Inflation Inches HigherCanada’s inflation rate rose to 3.2 per cent in the 12 months ended in September, pushed higher by price hikes for gasoline and food. Statistics Canada reported Friday that prices for food rose 4.3 per cent in the past year, while energy prices advanced 12.5 per cent. Those factors were the major contributors to the overall inflation increase. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had been expecting the rate to come…

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