Weekly Update 08/28/2020

Aug 28, 2020 |Travis Stringer
It was an eventful week from a news flow perspective, particularly in the United States, though much of it had little to do with the economy or markets. Another violent incident involving law enforcement and a black man in the U.S. rekindled the strong...
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Speed bump in the secular growth of the sharing economy

Aug 24, 2020 |Alan Robinson – Portfolio Advisor, Seattle, United States

The sharing economy is an economic model defined as a peer-to-peer-based activity of acquiring, providing, or sharing access to goods and services that is often facilitated by a community-based online platform.

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Podcast: Key elements in financial planning: Staying on track with your goals and needs

Aug 24, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management Services

“During times of change or volatility, there are certain strategies that can help you manage your financial well-being.”

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Weekly Update - 08/21/2020

Aug 21, 2020 |Travis Stringer
Global equity markets were marginally lower over the recent week. The resignation of the Canadian Minster of Finance and the virtually-held U.S. Democratic National Convention received a lot of media attention, though investors appeared less interested...
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Video streaming: Cord-cutting in the time of COVID-19

Aug 20, 2020 |Tasneem Azim-Khan, CFA

The pandemic has magnified the value proposition of video streaming and could potentially accelerate the cord-cutting and cord-shaving trends.

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The Canadian dream postponed: Near-term recovery in immigration levels is unlikely

Aug 20, 2020 |Andrew Agopsowicz

Given widespread border closures, lockdowns and the economic upheaval caused by COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that the pandemic has slowed immigration to Canada.

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Nesting: Homebodies for now

Aug 18, 2020 |Portfolio Advisory Group

It seems likely that people all over the world have cabin fever and are eager to get out and about.

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The future of retail: How COVID-19 continues to transform e-commerce

Aug 14, 2020 |Tasneem Azim-Khan

The pandemic has fast-tracked the transition to online retail from store-based, and market share gains may become permanent for some online companies.

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The Wealthy Barber on how a cottage can complicate estate planning

Aug 13, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

“The last thing you want is for your cottage, a place of great memories, a true family treasure, to end up being a wedge that drives your family apart.”

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Investor trends: Digital payments are accelerating in the COVID-19 world

Aug 11, 2020 |Stephen Chang, CFA

We explore the impact of COVID-19 on digital payments as quarantine measures and sanitation concerns have accelerated the pre-existing secular shift.

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