Mark Carney Leaves Canada With 'Stealth QE' Rising At Fastest Pace Since 2009

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As Mark Carney steps aside from his role at the Bank of Canada to undertake all manner of easy money in the UK, we thought a reflection on the 'stealth' QE that he has been engaged with, very much under the radar, in the US' neighbor-to-the-north was worthwhile. It seems quietly and with little aplomb, Carney's BoC has grown its balance sheet by over 21% YoY - the most since 2009. If that was not enough to make someone nervous, the quantity of Canadian government bonds on the BoC's balance sheet has grown at a remarkable 46% YoY! All of this has taken place during a time when 'supposedly' the Canadian economy has been reasonably strong and foreign demand for debt high. With Canada's CAD267bn debt due in 2013, we suspect this 'stealth' QE will continue to rise.

The Bank of Canada's balance-sheet has grown at over 21% YoY...

 

and its ammassing of Canadian govvies has risen at over 46% YoY...

 

which looks set to continue as they enter 2013 with a massive CAD 267bn due...

(h/t Mark Hanson)