Thoughts on the Market

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Obvious Facts and the Stock Market

August 31, 2023 - Christopher E. O'Connor

In great mystery novels, the author lays out the clues, both real and false, and the reader is left to follow along as best they can. The plot often turns on facts that are deemed obvious but mean something different when viewed in a different light.

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Perception vs. Reality in Investing

June 15, 2023 - Cooper W. Frank

May was a tough month for stock markets as fear of a U.S. debt ceiling crisis and a small increase in the U.S. Consumer Price Index kept buyers on the sidelines...

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It Takes Two

June 15, 2023 - Cooper W. Frank

It’s a popular start to many quotes and a catchy hook in some popular songs but at this moment in market history...

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RBC Insights

Don’t fight (or fear) the Fed

Don’t fight (or fear) the Fed

April 19, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

The U.S. central bank is an incredibly powerful institution that can exert influence on essentially any U.S. dollar-denominated asset. However, we believe the Fed is also widely misunderstood.

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Federal budget 2024: Key measures that may have a direct impact on you

Federal budget 2024: Key measures that may have a direct impact on you

April 17, 2024 |RBC Family Office Services

We analyze the proposed federal budget measures, and the effect they may have on Canadians and their families.

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Rally realities

Rally realities

April 15, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova – San Francisco

It’s been a nearly unprecedented winning streak for U.S. stocks. But in this heady atmosphere there are vulnerabilities to keep top of mind. We dig into these, and how to position portfolios to balance the risks and opportunities.

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Women and wealth: The future is female

April 05, 2024 |Tasneem Azim-Khan, Vice president and Chief Investment Strategist, RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel Inc.

Although inroads have been made, women still experience a significant gender wage gap across the world.

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How lowering the number of non-permanent residents will impact Canada’s economy

How lowering the number of non-permanent residents will impact Canada’s economy

April 05, 2024 |Nathan Janzen
Federal government efforts to limit non-permanent resident arrivals will likely slow the pace of gross domestic product growth in 2025 and beyond. However, per-capita GDP, the unemployment rate, broader inflation pressures, and interest rate expectations...
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2024 earnings: The likely convergence of the “haves and have nots”

2024 earnings: The likely convergence of the “haves and have nots”

April 05, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

As all eyes focus on Q1 earnings results, we think the full-year earnings growth trajectory is more important. Growth rates for the Magnificent 7 and non-Mag 7 stocks are expected to converge, but some earnings risks remain.

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High expectations for U.S. equity markets

High expectations for U.S. equity markets

April 03, 2024 |Jim Allworth

Most major equity markets have moved to new high ground, propelled by expectations for interest rate cuts. But we are not out of the woods yet.

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The metamorphosis of European equities

The metamorphosis of European equities

March 28, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier & Thomas McGarrity, CFA – London

No longer wan and listless, we think European equities are emerging from their chrysalis with newfound potential. We look at how the investment story is transforming and why investors should take a fresh look at the asset class.

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End of Quebec public sector strike boosts Canadian GDP in January

End of Quebec public sector strike boosts Canadian GDP in January

March 28, 2024 |Claire Fan, Economist | Royal Bank of Canada

We continue to look for the Bank of Canada to start cutting interest rates in June.

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Central banks are off to the races

Central banks are off to the races

March 21, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

While the Fed’s meeting didn’t deliver much that was new, it at least eased concerns that rate cuts could be delayed. Other central banks grabbed the spotlight, with potentially significant ramifications.

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