What is Bay Street?

Bay Street is the financial capital of Canada, like Wall Street in USA or Dalal Street in India. Most of Canada’s big banks and investment houses are housed here. Ironically, the Stock Exchange itself is housed in Exchange Tower, a side street.

I thought that possibly the name was inspired by Hudson Bay, the Arctic Ocean holding the Canadian land mass in a huge aquatic phallic embrace. Or maybe it was named after Hudson Bay & Co, Canada’s oldest joint stock company founded in 1670. read more…

Hudson Bay

What is Bay Street?

Bay Street is the financial capital of Canada, like Wall Street in USA or Dalal Street in India. Most of Canada’s big banks and investment houses are housed here. Ironically, the Stock Exchange itself is housed in Exchange Tower, a side street.

I thought that possibly the name was inspired by Hudson Bay, the Arctic Ocean holding the Canadian land mass in a huge aquatic phallic embrace. Or maybe it was named after Hudson Bay & Co, Canada’s oldest joint stock company founded in 1670. read more…

 

Hudson Bay
Hudson's Bay Co

Why makes me suitable for this (mis) adventure?

I came to Canada as an immigrant in 2004 after careers is banking in three institutions and two countries – India and Bahrain. I spent 18 months in glorious unemployment and made a futile effort to start a consultancy. I was hired in 2006 by a firm in Toronto that deals in proxy research and corporate governance. I retired earlier this year. This website is an attempt to record some of my thoughts about the Canadian economy and markets. read more…


Why makes me suitable for this (mis) adventure?

I came to Canada as an immigrant in 2004 after careers is banking in three institutions and two countries – India and Bahrain. I spent 18 months in glorious unemployment and made a futile effort to start a consultancy. I was hired in 2006 by a firm in Toronto that deals in proxy research and corporate governance. I retired earlier this year. This website is an attempt to record some of my thoughts about the Canadian economy and markets. read more…

Hudson 's Bay Co

What will this site be about?

The Canadian market has seen its share of excitement in recent years and we hope to cover it all. The pioneer of smartphones was brought down by a rival’s “cool” factor. The boom in commodities came in with a bang and went out with a whimper. The tarsands (sorry, oilsands) economy sputtered along, inhibited by our southern neighbour’s foolishness and/or sagacity not approving a certain pipeline. read more…

Stock Market

What will this site be about?

The Canadian market has seen its share of excitement in recent years and we hope to cover it all. The pioneer of smartphones was brought down by a rival’s “cool” factor. The boom in commodities came in with a bang and went out with a whimper. The tarsands (sorry, oilsands) economy sputtered along, inhibited by our southern neighbour’s foolishness and/or sagacity not approving a certain pipeline. read more…

Stock Market

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