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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Federal fiscal support: phase one done but a long way to go

Mar 24, 2020 |RBC Economics

Canada's phase one of the COVID-19 fiscal stimulus was launched only a week ago and already it appears that it isn't enough.

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COVID-19’s threat to Canada’s vulnerable workers

Mar 23, 2020 |Andrew Agopsowicz

Measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, while essential to protect the population, have temporarily wiped out demand for services, taking an immediate heavy toll on Canadian labour markets.

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Bank of Canada Commits to Do What’s Necessary to Keep System Running

Bank of Canada commits to do what’s necessary to keep system running

Mar 18, 2020 |Dawn Desjardins

The Bank of Canada Governor did not make any new policy announcements today but ran through the long list of policies put in place to support the financial system and ensure that credit is available to households and businesses.

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Phase One COVID-19 Stimulus Mostly Helps Households

Phase one COVID-19 stimulus mostly helps households

Mar 18, 2020 |Colin Guldimann

Canada's federal government announced a stimulus package of $27 billion (1.2% of GDP) in direct spending, and $55 billion (2.4%) in tax deferrals for individuals and businesses.

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How the Wealthy Barber manages emotions when it comes to investing

Mar 12, 2020 |David Chilton

Author and investor David Chilton offers tips for dealing with market turbulence.

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The Wealthy Barber explains the benefits of a testamentary trust

Feb 27, 2020 |David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber

They are a tool—a quite flexible tool—that can help you to help the people you love.

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Davos 2020: The race for global scale

Jan 30, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

RBC CEO Dave McKay shares 10 lessons learned from Davos 2020.

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