The year of the S

Aug 30, 2020 |Kent McClanahan & Jodi Anderson

As the world faces unprecedented challenges and grapples with persistent problems, we believe 2020 is the year that the third ESG element—Social impacts—comes to the fore.

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Investor trends: Cloud computing basics and benefits

Aug 28, 2020 |Portfolio Advisory Group

As work-from-home continues to be the new norm for many people, we examine why cloud computing has become more important for companies.

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Implications of increased testing and clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines

Aug 26, 2020 |Gopa Nair, CFA

As diagnostic testing ramps up, and clinical trials of vaccines and treatments get underway, we look at implications for Health Care investors.

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Speed bump in the secular growth of the sharing economy

Aug 25, 2020 |Alan Robinson – Portfolio Advisor, Seattle, United States

The sharing economy is an economic model defined as a peer-to-peer-based activity of acquiring, providing, or sharing access to goods and services that is often facilitated by a community-based online platform.

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Podcast: Key elements in financial planning: Staying on track with your goals and needs

Aug 24, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management Services

“During times of change or volatility, there are certain strategies that can help you manage your financial well-being.”

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The Fed and monetary policy are on call to support the recovery

Aug 21, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed appears to be shying away from further policy action as conditions remain favorable. But it stands ready to move should action be required.

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The Canadian dream postponed: Near-term recovery in immigration levels is unlikely

Aug 20, 2020 |Andrew Agopsowicz

Given widespread border closures, lockdowns and the economic upheaval caused by COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that the pandemic has slowed immigration to Canada.

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“Just Do It": Eight tips for making it as a young entrepreneur

Aug 18, 2020 |John Stackhouse

On the first International Youth Day in 2000, the youth unemployment rate in Canada was about 12%.

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U.S. earnings are moving in the right direction

Aug 14, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

With Q2 earnings better than feared, what does this mean for the 2020–21 earnings outlook? And is the market’s current valuation a sticking point?

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Investor trends: Digital payments are accelerating in the COVID-19 world

Aug 12, 2020 |Stephen Chang, CFA

We explore the impact of COVID-19 on digital payments as quarantine measures and sanitation concerns have accelerated the pre-existing secular shift.

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