Putting current events into perspective

Apr 03, 2020 |Connor Ryan

Puttin events that affect the markets into perspective is an important responsibility of ours – in good times and bad. As a result, we wanted to share our key thoughts on the current situation and how we intend to approach the days, weeks and months

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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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The U.S. economy is exposed and vulnerable … what’s next?

Apr 02, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

We explore the economic scenarios that could unfold depending on the path the virus takes and the different ways the recovery could play out in 2021.

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Bold and broad: federal government announces details for wage subsidy

Apr 01, 2020 |Colin Guldimann
Highlights: Ottawa pledges $71 billion to pay 75% of wages up to $847 per week for workers in hard-hit industries Government estimates amount to paying about a quarter of earnings in the economy for three months Support will be for firms with revenues...
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Assessing Fixed Income Markets after a Re-Pricing

Mar 31, 2020 |Connor Ryan

To help make sense of the challenging environment, Fixed Income Portfolio Advisors, Mikhial Pasic and Chris Girdler discussed how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the fixed income market.

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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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March 30th Economic Update

Mar 30, 2020 |Connor Ryan

Keeping you informed of what is happening in the market is a crucial part of our role. There have been some significant changes over the past week and we summarize our key thoughts below.

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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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