What is happening with Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a potentially transformative technology whose impacts may extend beyond its use as an investment. For its most ardent advocates, a belief that Bitcoin will change society is close to an article of faith. Conversely, there are many decided nonbelievers who view the current enthusiasm for Bitcoin as a speculative phenomenon. The financial world is starkly divided on this issue.

Please note that RBC Wealth Management does not currently provide any recommendations or solutions related to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency assets. The following is our effort to summarize and clarify the many questions about what Bitcoin is and how it may be relevant to investors today, and is for information purposes only. In our view, any investment in Bitcoin should be considered speculative, meaning that investors should be prepared to lose all of their investment.

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Global Insight 2021 Outlook

RBC Wealth Management has launched the Global Insight 2021 Outlook, which showcases unique perspectives on issues and opportunities that could define the year ahead.

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  • The shape of things to come: As economies regain their pre-pandemic peaks and corporate earnings recover further, we expect equities could provide attractive all-in returns in 2021, and probably for 2022 as well.
  • The debt dilemma: Governments are awash in debt, and there are no signs borrowing will let up anytime soon. Is more debt sustainable, and what are the risks for economies and taxpayers?
  • Inflation: To be, or not to be?: With the U.S. economy still in the process of reopening, where is inflation going from here and what can investors watch to gauge how price pressures may be building?
  • Fixed income: Not dead, just different: What worked in the past may not work in the future. We suggest splitting the roles of capital preservation and income generation in fixed income portfolios.
  • 2021 investment stance: Ultralow interest rates should make equities the asset class of choice in 2021 while making fixed income more challenging. We provide our thoughts about portfolio positioning for 2021 by asset class and region, and our forecasts for currencies and commodities.

Contact us with questions and to discuss pertinent investment ideas.

I appreciate the opportunity to serve you and look forward to continuing to help you accomplish your long-term financial goals.

Wealth Management Quarterly

Spring 2020

Views on the global financial markets and insights on managing your wealth.

Uncertainty everywhere

How the pandemic is affecting global equity markets – and how things can improve in 2021.

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A very different kind of crisis

Why there may be more market volatility in store for investors – both to the downside and to the upside.

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Global Insight

Insights into the equity, fixed-income, currency and commodity markets from RBC Wealth Management.

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RBC CEO: Now’s the time to shape the economy of tomorrow

How to make Canada a more self-reliant country in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wealth planning strategies during a downturn

Tax, estate and financial planning opportunities to explore and set you up for long-term success.

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Tax filing extensions due to COVID-19

New deadlines for filing taxes and making payments.

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Breaking down the government’s COVID-19 response

Analysis of the unprecedented measures intended to stabilize the economy and provide support for Canadian workers and businesses.

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Managing your finances during COVID-19

While we’re working remotely, we can still help you manage your finances.

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Six ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams

Situations like COVID-19 can make people more vulnerable to scams – and more attractive to scammers.

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How a Canadian company used AI to detect the coronavirus

Early warning system sent an alert days before the World Health Organization.

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Global Insight Monthly

Download The Global Insight Monthly for an in-depth review on:

  • Major market moves this month
  • RBC's investment stance
  • Global equity and fixed income analysis
  • Leading market index performance
  • Economic indicators
  • Currency and commodity markets
  • Key forecasts
  • Upcoming events to watch

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Perspectives magazine

Insights into issues affecting wealthy Canadians.

Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring 2020