Breaking down the Fed’s response to COVID-19

Apr 02, 2020 |RBC Portfolio Advisor Group

The Fed is adding a new twist to its asset purchase program by buying corporate and municipal bonds. The question is, should investors do the same?

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Global equities: Uncertainty everywhere

Apr 02, 2020 |Jim Allworth and Kelly Bogdanova

Growing uncertainty about the future course of the pandemic and economy has persuaded us to move our recommended equity positioning to Underweight

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Audio commentary: Assessing Fixed Income Markets after a Re-Pricing

Mar 30, 2020 |Patrick McAllister, CFA, Mark Bayko, CFA

Fixed Income Portfolio Advisors discuss challenges posed by the coronavirus, policymaker response and opportunities that have emerged.

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A tough but temporary blow to Canada’s housing market

Mar 30, 2020 |Robert Hogue
Housing trends and affordability - COVID-19 edition Highlights: Pandemic has soured the outlook almost overnight: Social distancing and the economic shock will cut home sale activity to a trickle near term. The timing and speed of the eventual rebound...
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Canadian dollar weakened but not headed for historical lows

Mar 27, 2020 |Josh Nye

Canadian dollar traded below 70 cents this week, but don't dust off “Northern Peso" references

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BoC cuts rates and joins the QE club

Mar 27, 2020 |Josh Nye

The Bank of Canada lowered its overnight rate to 0.25% this morning and launched a new program of weekly government bond purchases that represents the bank’s first foray into quantitative easing.

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How the U.S. stimulus package blunts the coronavirus shock

Mar 26, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

Washington is doing whatever it takes and then some. We look at who gets what from the massive relief, and consider the impact for the economy.

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US jobless claims off the charts

Mar 26, 2020 |Robert Hogue

Today's initial claims figure was at the upper end of the wide range of market expectations.

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Ontario takes out big guns to fight COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020 |Robert Hogue

The Ontario government yesterday was the latest to unveil a hefty $17 billion action plan (1.9% of GDP) to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Audio commentary: Coronavirus, the oil shock, and market impact

Mar 25, 2020 |Mark Bayko, CFA and Patrick McAllister, CFA

These are unprecedented times, full of uncertainty for all of us.

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