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Are markets playing catch-up to the Fed?

Jan 13, 2022 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

Not only has it been a rather volatile start to the year for markets, but it has been a somewhat confounding one as well. Despite fears of a more aggressive Fed in the face of persistent inflation, it could actually mean better economic outcomes...

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U.S. vs. international equities: Time for a portfolio tune-up?

Jan 07, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

Investors shouldn’t fall prey to a “U.S. bias” as we think international stocks have favorable characteristics arguing for their inclusion in portfolios.

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Investing in the post-COVID world: Where to from here

Dec 17, 2021 |Jim Allworth, Kelly Bogdanova & Frédérique Carrier

Investors will have to adjust to different dynamics that are setting the tone for the coming year and beyond. We explore these and other key themes.

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The Fed’s got another bond market conundrum on its hands

Dec 10, 2021 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

Why are longer-term Treasury yields remaining below both current and expected future inflation?

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The omicron variant: A heavy dose of uncertainty

Dec 03, 2021 |Joseph Wu, CFA

Many questions surround the newest COVID-19 variant, but if history is any indication, its market effect may not be one of them.

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Investment outlook for your 2022 portfolio

Dec 01, 2021 |RBC Wealth Management

Our thoughts about portfolio positioning for 2022 by asset class and region, and our forecasts for currencies and commodities.

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How China’s new economic policies could impact global investment

Dec 01, 2021 |Frédérique Carrier, Jasmine Duan

Tech-sector regulation is just one of the policy shifts being driven by President Xi Jinping, as China faces demographic and productivity challenges.

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What will policy normalisation look like for global central banks?

Nov 19, 2021 |Frédérique Carrier

The synchronised, extraordinarily accommodative response of global central banks since the pandemic struck is giving way to different policy paths.

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Why is the market largely unfazed by high inflation?

Nov 12, 2021 |Kelly Bogdanova

Inflation continues to rise and the U.S. equity market is mostly indifferent. We lay out factors that could make inflation a problem for the market.

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How will Fed tapering affect market dynamics?

Nov 05, 2021 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The long-anticipated taper announcement came. But there are a lot of moving parts to the Fed’s outlook and we address three burning questions.

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