When the Fed goes low, we go high

When the Fed goes low, we go high

May 29, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed is dusting off an obscure policy tool—yield curve control—as it ramps up efforts to keep Treasury yields low. So, we look to go where yields remain high—that is, high-yield corporates—and explore our shift to a positive outlook on the sector.

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Growth versus value investing in a COVID-19 world

Growth versus value investing in a COVID-19 world

May 21, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

While some tempting cases can be made for value, we think it’s too soon to go big into value stocks at the expense of growth stocks.

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Audio commentary: The outlook for U.S. equity markets

Audio commentary: The outlook for U.S. equity markets

May 19, 2020 |Lori Calvasina and Janet Engels

RBC Capital Markets’ Head of U.S. Equity Strategy offers her perspective on the rebound and beyond.

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U.S. stock market rally: Lopsided leadership

May 15, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

The rally’s narrowness doesn’t negate the move, and if the bottoming process is for real we should see more inclusive participation in months ahead.

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Two chess pieces

How rekindled trade tensions impact the investment outlook

May 07, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

As if economies and markets didn’t already have their hands full, fresh U.S.-China trade tensions have added a layer of uncertainty to consider.

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The outlook for oil in a period of demand destruction

The outlook for oil in a period of demand destruction

May 05, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

With oil prices in free fall as demand has evaporated into thin air, we look at what’s in store for the oil market.

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The roads to recovery for earnings and the economy

The roads to recovery for earnings and the economy

May 05, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

The shadow cast by COVID-19 on profits and GDP growth could be longer than expected. We examine the paths back to normal for earnings and the economy.

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Audio commentary: The transition from lockdown to reopening – An update with Jim Allworth

May 05, 2020 |Jim Allworth

Mark Bayko and Jim Allworth discuss the most recent developments and outlook going forward.

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Global Insight Weekly

Understanding the Federal Reserve’s policy response to COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed has pledged quantitative easing and liquidity facilities in response to COVID-19. Can its promises backstop the markets against volatility?

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How the emerging markets are coping with the health and economic crises

Audio commentary: How the emerging markets are coping with the health and economic crises

Apr 30, 2020 |Mark Bayko and Polina Kurdyavko

Mark Bayko and Polina Kurdyavko have a conversation examining the various approaches undertaken by regions and countries, the outlook for currencies, opportunities and risks, and why Asia may emerge from this in a stronger position relative to others

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