Many Canadian banks are scheduled to begin reporting their 3rd quarter results, starting on Nov. 25 with Bank of Montreal.
Some analysts are expecting Canada's six big banks to report an average profit decline of 15 percent for Q3, the biggest drop in 6 years.
The Bank of Canada, the country's central bank, stated on Oct.23 that the Canadian economy, the world's 8th-largest economy, will slow to 0.6 percent this year, the lowest since 1991.
With the country suffering from weak demand in the US and lower prices for commodities, we will soon have the Q3 results from the Big Six Banks... and it will be interesting to see if they provide any indication of how they project their results will be like in the months to come. One thing can be expected however... if banks continue to report poor results, they may consider holding onto a portion of any future rate cuts in the near term from the Bank of Canada by not adjusting their prime lending rates by the same amount.
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