US Fed Raises Interest Rates By .25%

US Fed Raises Interest Rates By .25%

The US Federal Reserve has increased interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since 2006. In it’s statement, the committee said: “The committee judges that there has been considerable improvements in labor market conditions this year, and it is...
Bond Yields Break Record!

Bond Yields Break Record!

Last Thursday, those of us keeping an eye on the 5 year Canadian bond yield watched it break the all-time low, falling all the way down to 1.01%. This is a big fall in a rather short period of time given back in September of 2014 the 5 year bond yield in Canada was...
Bond Yields → Mortgage Rates

Bond Yields → Mortgage Rates

How Bond Yields Affect Fixed Mortgage Rates There are several factors that impact fixed mortgage rates in Canada. The single biggest factor is bond yields. Bond yields have an inverse relationship to Bond prices. In the recent years with the economic conditions the...