Inside the S&P 500: Time to pass the baton?

July 19, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

While mega-cap tech stocks have dominated U.S. equity performance so far this year, recently the rest of the market has been trying to take the baton. We discuss the main factors needed to make a clean handoff.

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Weaving the threads of U.S. equity outperformance

Weaving the threads of U.S. equity outperformance

July 11, 2024 |Ben Graham, CFA

While AI and the Magnificent 7 have been exceedingly visible in their leadership, we spotlight two other trends with a clear impact on portfolio performance and how to approach U.S. equities as the economic environment inevitably evolves.

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Video: Three reasons Canadian investors should care about U.S. debt

Video: Three reasons Canadian investors should care about U.S. debt

July 03, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Find out three ways U.S. debt can affect Canada.

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U.S. debt dilemma No quick fixes and no catastrophes

U.S. debt dilemma: No quick fixes and no catastrophes

June 27, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

The federal government’s debt has doubled since 2015 – and shows no signs of turning around.

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The fine, frustrating U.S. equity rally

June 21, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

The U.S. stock market rally continues to outdo itself. But several factors make for a more nuanced narrative. We assess the backdrop framing the rally and how to position equity portfolios.

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Redder: Updating our recession scorecard

Redder: Updating our recession scorecard

June 17, 2024 |Jim Allworth

Midway through 2024, changes in our U.S. Recession Scorecard signal rising economic risks for equity investors in the second half of the year.

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Longevity: How science is extending healthspans

June 10, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Amid an innovation revolution in biotech that stands to not only transform our lives but also impact investment portfolios, what should investors be looking for?

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A return to yield curve normalcy?

A return to yield curve normalcy?

May 24, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

The ongoing yield curve inversion appears out of line with record equity markets and robust commodity pricing. We look at some reasons investors are accepting lower yields on longer-maturity bonds.

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The push and the pull of U.S. earnings

The push and the pull of U.S. earnings

May 10, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

Q1 results have brought a mix of highlights and lowlights. We examine these opposing forces, how the Magnificent 7 narrative may change in coming quarters, and how to calibrate equity exposure in this unique period.

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Interest rate mood swings

Interest rate mood swings

May 06, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

April brought the usual spring showers, but it also brought some adjusted central bank rate cut expectations. We examine the what and why of the revisions and explain how investors should proceed.

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