Tag Archives: TNS

Wisdom of crowds, not economists

September 29, 2010

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Why do economic forecasts require so much adjustment if they are based on reliable economic models? Last week, for example, the release of Statistics Canada figures for July showed a decline in consumer spending that fuelled speculation that the recovery in Canada may be stalling. Predictions for the rest of the year have been adjusted […]

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Confidence is an Elusive… but important… Concept

April 28, 2010

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Yesterday, the Conference Board of Canada issued a news release indicating that confidence in Canada “took a dive in April”. This counters somewhat the findings from the most recent TNS poll which shows confidence at its highest level since April 2008. Survey timing, question items, and index construction, no doubt explain the difference but what […]

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