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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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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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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Are Canadian bank dividends sustainable?

Mar 26, 2020 |Dan Rudisuela

We’ve seen the value of bank stocks drop significantly which has many wondering whether or not dividends are at risk.

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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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Reflection of reality

Mar 24, 2020 |Global Portfolio Advisory Committee
The serious human toll and adverse economic and financial market consequences of COVID-19 continue to mount as the virus spreads further throughout North America and penetrates deeper in Europe. As a result, the global equity selloff has persisted with...
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Canada’s economy enters uncharted waters

Mar 24, 2020 |RBC Economics
Canada's economy faces hit from COVID-19 and oil price plunge In early March we released a forecast that looked for Canada’s economy to suffer a short, sharp decline in activity. The spread of COVID-19, the imposition of social-distancing measures and...
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Central bank policies are in a race with the coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed and global central banks are moving fast to keep the financial system running as economic activity risks slowing to a walk.

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