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Have you made these two estate planning mistakes?

November 30, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

The Wealthy Barber on what you may have overlooked in your estate plan.

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Why your digital assets should be part of your estate plan

November 26, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

The Wealthy Barber on planning for your digital assets after you’re gone.

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the economic pulse

A Spotlight on the Labour Market: An Uneven Recovery

November 24, 2020 |Dawn Desjardins
RBC’s New Canadian Monthly Macroeconomic Series In the second edition of The Economic Pulse, Dawn Desjardins, RBC’s Deputy Chief Economist takes a closer look at the fragmented recovery of the Canadian labour market and provides her outlook as Canada...
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The challenging path forward for yields

November 20, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

As the potential catalysts to a higher yield environment disappear, we explain why we think the fixed income landscape ahead will be challenging.

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Automation advancements lead to new products and higher productivity

November 19, 2020 |Dan Smith, CFA

Advancements in computing power and mechanical technology can lower manufacturers’ costs, and bring added quality and customization to their products.

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Estate planning to avoid a family feud

November 17, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

The Wealthy Barber's strategy for family heirlooms and personal belongings.

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How the U.S. election affects the economic and investment outlook

November 16, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova and Jim Allworth

While Joe Biden is projected to win the election, it appears he’ll have to work with a status quo, i.e., divided, Congress. What’s next?

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The vaccine is a game changer for economies, markets, and investors

November 16, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

We can look through the COVID-19 valley and focus more confidently on the recovery and post-pandemic world. Do investors need to rethink positioning?

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Canada’s Housing Markets Strong in October Despite Surge in Downtown Condo Supply

November 07, 2020 |Robert Hogue

Call it a carbon copy of September: Canada’s largest housing markets remained piping hot last month—at, or near record highs—with suburbs getting much of the action and downtown areas seeing a lot of condos put up for sale.

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5G communications networks: Enabling next-generation technology

November 05, 2020 |Dan Smith, CFA

The 5G rollout should lead to a meaningful increase in communications equipment sales growth and more wide spread adoption of cutting-edge technology.

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