CANOE ON MISTYLAKE

Change in the air

Jun 30, 2020 |Jay Zhang

The past several years had seen the grand European experiment put to the test. And then when COVID-19 swept in, it faced a fresh threat.

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How Europe is rising to the COVID-19 economic challenges

Jun 25, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

We are upgrading our stance on European equities to Market Weight from Underweight as several key developments appear to be afoot on the continent.

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RBC DS- BLUE MOUNTAIN

U.S. equities: Is the glass half full?

Jun 23, 2020 |Jay Zhang

The U.S. equity market’s mood has swung between enthusiasm and caution over the past month. Though central banks’ intervention has been remarkably impactful, the shape of an economic recovery from COVID-19 is uncertain.

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What’s driving volatility in the U.S. equity market?

Jun 19, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

We examine recent volatility impacting equity markets, and look to manage investment risk against this backdrop.

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Where to find opportunities in a zero interest rate world

Jun 12, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

With the Fed’s punch bowl here to stay, and another multiyear period of low rates ahead, we look at how to position fixed income portfolios.

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RBC DS-ISLAND

When Wall Street bypasses Main Street

Jun 08, 2020 |Jay Zhang

The U.S. equity market continues to race ahead, even as businesses struggle with the economic gridlock created by COVID-19 shutdowns and society grapples with the effects of racial injustice.

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swimming pool

When the Fed goes low, we go high

Jun 05, 2020 |Jay Zhang

The Fed is dusting off an obscure policy tool—yield curve control—as it ramps up efforts to keep Treasury yieldslow. So, we look to go where yields remain high—that is, high-yield corporates—and explore our shift to a positive outlook on the sector.

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Why are U.S. equities rallying while Main Street struggles?

Jun 05, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

Equity markets are dominated by big corporations, so it’s not surprising that major indexes may not show the challenges facing mom-and-pop companies.

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Audio commentary: The road to recovery for the U.S. economy

Audio commentary: The road to recovery for the U.S. economy

Jun 03, 2020 |Tom Porcelli and Janet Engels

Tom Porcelli joins Janet Engels to discuss the post-COVID-19 U.S. economic recovery.

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