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The metamorphosis of European equities

The metamorphosis of European equities

March 28, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier & Thomas McGarrity, CFA – London

No longer wan and listless, we think European equities are emerging from their chrysalis with newfound potential. We look at how the investment story is transforming and why investors should take a fresh look at the asset class.

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End of Quebec public sector strike boosts Canadian GDP in January

End of Quebec public sector strike boosts Canadian GDP in January

March 28, 2024 |Claire Fan, Economist | Royal Bank of Canada

We continue to look for the Bank of Canada to start cutting interest rates in June.

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Central banks are off to the races

Central banks are off to the races

March 21, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

While the Fed’s meeting didn’t deliver much that was new, it at least eased concerns that rate cuts could be delayed. Other central banks grabbed the spotlight, with potentially significant ramifications.

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How to safeguard yourself against cybercrime and electronic fraud

March 21, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

With cybercrime on the rise in Canada, it's important to know how to protect yourself and your family.

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U.S. Fed still expecting rate cuts but risks tilted to slower pace

U.S. Fed still expecting rate cuts but risks tilted to slower pace

March 20, 2024 |Nathan Janzen

All but two FOMC participants continue to expect interest rate cuts this year.

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Bumpy recovery for Canada’s housing market

Bumpy recovery for Canada’s housing market

March 18, 2024 |Robert Hogue
February offered valuable clues on the direction Canada’s housing market is taking. Improving sentiment among buyers and sellers—no doubt stoked by growing expectations the Bank of Canada’s next move will be a rate cut—halted the series of monthly price...
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2024 presidential election update: Key things to know about U.S. elections & the market

Audio commentary: 2024 presidential election update: Key things to know about U.S. elections & the market

March 15, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova & Tylar Lunke
What can we learn about returns from past elections? What campaign issues are the markets watching? What current factors are bigger drivers of stock prices than the election? Kelly Bogdanova, Co-chair of RBC’s Global Portfolio Advisory Committee, and...
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The importance of focusing on time horizon

The importance of focusing on time horizon

March 14, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

Too often, we find investors focusing on what the press puts before them instead of concentrating on issues relevant to their goals. We explain why investment time horizon should be a key focus of portfolio thinking.

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A Growing Problem: How to align Canada’s immigration with the future economy

March 13, 2024 |Benjamin Richardson & Cynthia Leach

The mismatch in immigrants' skills and the labour market’s long-term needs, along with pressure on the country’s infrastructure capacity is leading to negative economic outcomes.

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Is the U.S. equity market getting bubbly again?

March 08, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

A growing chorus on Wall Street is warning an AI-led bubble may be forming. While a near-term pullback can’t be ruled out, we argue this is not Tech Bubble 2.0.

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