New Podcasts: How COVID-19 is Affecting Investment Strategies

Apr 22, 2020 | Elinesky Schuett Private Wealth Management


Listen to the latest 10-Minute Take podcasts: Quiet resilience in Canada’s housing markets & How COVID-19 is affecting investment strategies. You can also hear the latest commentary focused on the outlook for oil in a period of demand destruction.

*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.

Here is the direct link to The 10-Minute Take page on if you would like to listen to either of these podcasts.

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).

DS Online will soon be RBC Wealth Management Online!

We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of RBC Wealth Management Online, a new client website that will replace DS Online.

Key features include:

  • Simplified navigation structure to help you find what you are looking for more easily, including a consolidated overview of your entire portfolio

  • Homepage dashboard that provides important information at a glance, while allowing you to drill down to a more detailed view when you want

  • Enhanced account information (e.g., performance, product type)

  • Flexible data columns that let you choose what you wish to see

  • Easier access to your e-documents, including account statements and tax slips

Want a sneak peek? You can get an advance preview as a client tester! Contact us to let us know that you're interested, 519-822-2024 or

Find out more in this RBC Wealth Management Online Feedback Request Letter.

 As always, we remain vigilant and are available to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 519-822-2024 or