*New* 10-Minute Take Podcasts
There are two new 10-Minute Take Podcasts now available on our website:
Quiet resilience in Canada’s housing markets
Last Wednesday saw the release of startling economic numbers, particularly Canada’s GDP down 9% for March. That’s not the only figure in decline – national home sales are also down 14%. Prices, however, have remained relatively stable as supply dropped in proportion to demand. RBC Senior Economist Robert Hogue joins our podcast to discuss the outlook on housing.
How COVID-19 is affecting investment strategies
The global pandemic has roiled financial markets and has changed the landscape for investors. For the past several weeks, investors have been tested on multiple fronts: lower risk premiums thanks to unprecedented central bank stimulus, disrupted business models, and their own emotions. Stu Kedwell, RBC Global Asset Management’s Co-Head of North American Equities, joins us on the podcast to share his perspective on how investment strategies are changing amid the crisis.
Audio commentary: The outlook for oil in a period of demand destruction
Oil market expert Michael Tran, Managing Director and Global Energy Strategist with RBC Capital Markets, joins Janet Engels, Head of the Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S. to discuss the energy shock waves impacting oil prices. Their conversation examines whether the headwinds of demand destruction will outweigh the recent agreement to curtail supply, and the outlook with oil prices down 70%. They also highlight unique insights gained from RBC Elements that could help to identify a turn.
If you are interested, you can listen here (approximately 20-minute duration).
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