COVID-19 hit to housing market is just the beginning of a tough period

Apr 03, 2020 |Robert Hogue
Canada's housing market passed a major inflection point mid-March Early results from local real estate boards show a sharp drop-off in home resales in the second half of the month after what was a strong first half. We expect activity to slow to a crawl...
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Government policies to offset COVID-19 shock on low-wage workforce

Apr 03, 2020 |Andrew Agopsowicz

The COVID-19 shock has hit the services sector staggeringly hard—a sector that has traditionally served as an economic buffer in past downturns.

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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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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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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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