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Carrick on Money Carrick best reads: Canada’s housing market is like Wile E. Coyote

Wile E. Coyote in Chariots Of Fur, 1994.

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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Canada's housing market is like Wile E. Coyote
Yale University lecturer Vikram Mansharamani writes here about Canada's "schizophrenic oscillation between housing exuberance and oil-price despair." He likens housing to Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff with his feet still moving. "He's suspended in air, and it's only a matter of time until gravity exerts its force."

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