Update on Canadian Housing

March 26, 2021 |Matt Barasch
This week, we thought we will focus on housing. We will mainly focus on a recent Q&A done with Robert Hogue, who is a Senior Economist with RBC Economics and an expert on the Canadian housing market. If you would like to read the full interview, you can...
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Vaccines Put Global Economy on Recovery Track

March 19, 2021 |Craig Wright, Dawn Desjardins and Nathan Janzen

The outlook for the global economy improved significantly as vaccine production and distribution ramped up with real GDP expected to increase by 5½% in 2021.

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COVID-19 Update for the week ending March 19th, 2021

March 19, 2021 |Matt Barasch
Chart of the Week Below, we highlight U.S. interest rates, which have shifted quite dramatically to start 2021. We comment in more detail in the Market and Economy Section: COVID-19 Update We appear to be in the feared 3rd wave of the virus with a persistent...
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And Now the Reset: 9 ways COVID has changed consumers, and business, for the decade ahead

March 16, 2021 |John Stackhouse

As the pandemic crosses the one-year mark, its early lessons are proving to have remarkable staying power.

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COVID-19 Update for the week ending March 12th, 2021

March 12, 2021 |Matt Barasch
Chart of the Week While we have been running this chart for several weeks and will continue to do so, we thought we would highlight it this week because Israel has become the first country to cross more than one dose administered per person in its population:...
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Decade of in-Decadence

March 11, 2021 |Matt Barasch
Coming out of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), most markets performed in a similar fashion for a period of time. There were lots of factors for this – everything was crushed in 2008/09, governments throughout the world had performed both fiscal and...
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How COVID-19 has impacted the outlook for Canadian women in work

March 08, 2021 |Dawn Desjardins and Carrie Freestone

We all have responsibility for getting more Canadians back to work and managing the forces of automation and digitalization. The greater the number of people who participate in Canada’s recovery, the stronger our economy will be.

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COVID-19 Update for the week ending March 5th, 2021

March 08, 2021 |Matt Barasch
Chart of the Week Perhaps no stock captures the impact of rising rates and a shift in sentiment better than Tesla (TSLA), which is up nearly 300% since March 5th of last year and yet also down ~35% over the past month. We are not buyers of Tesla basically...
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COVID Further Clouded the Outlook for Canadian Women at Risk of Disruption

March 04, 2021 |Dawn Desjardins & Carrie Freestone

Almost half a million Canadian women who lost their jobs during the pandemic hadn’t returned to work as of January.

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Celebrating Pearleen Oliver: The story of what one voice can accomplish

March 01, 2021 |RBC Wealth Management

We don't have the ability to undo or change the past, but we can elevate the people that stood up for others and said every voice counts. Dr. Pearleen Oliver is one of those people—and someone every Canadian should know.

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