Looking Ahead

Dec 11, 2015 | Dian Chaaban


Although it may not feel like it (yea, I’m talking about the awesome temperature outside), we’re 14 days away from Christmas and only 20 days away from 2016.


2015 has been an eventful year, to say the least, and as we close the books on a volatile and uncertain year, we look ahead to a new year with many opportunities.


Hot off the press, it’s my pleasure to share with you my brilliant team’s annual publication: Global Insight – 2016 Outlook. The report outlines RBC Wealth Management's outlook for the economy, equity market, and fixed income market, and our views on currencies and commodities. The report includes articles that delve into timely issues that could impact your investment portfolios in 2016, such as:


  • A Wealth Building Foundation – High-quality stocks tend to stand the test of time, especially when portfolios are confronted with challenges or volatility. Look to dividend growers as the cornerstone for equity portfolios.
  • Extended Cycle – Equity markets could face challenges early in 2016, but the bulls should be back in control in the second half. The U.S. will continue to lead a pickup in global economic growth.
  • Slow and Low – Yes, a U.S. rate hike is (finally) on the way. No, you don’t have to fear it. The Fed has clearly signaled this cycle will follow a shallow and deliberate course. The modus operandi is “handle with care.”
  • Emerging (Not So Much) Markets – Many major emerging markets have been sinking into the morass for some time. Challenges remain, but we can envision a re-emergence over the long term if they find the will to make the tough decisions.
  • 2016 U.S. Election: Expect the Unexpected – The road to the White House has already taken surprising twists and turns. Both parties look to buck historical trends, and the market may end up doing so too.
  • RBC’s 2016 Investment Stance – We provide a brief summary of RBC Wealth Management’s recommendations for equity and fixed income markets across regions, and our views on currencies and commodities.

Click here to download the full report and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding how your current investment portfolio is positioned, or if would just like to chat further on the topic