Global Insight Weekly

Understanding the Federal Reserve’s policy response to COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed has pledged quantitative easing and liquidity facilities in response to COVID-19. Can its promises backstop the markets against volatility?

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How COVID-19 is changing the earnings outlook

How COVID-19 is changing the earnings outlook

Apr 23, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

Economies and companies are operating in a state of business as unusual. When it comes to the earnings outlook, it’s time to throw out the playbook.

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Fixed income markets at a time of exceptional central bank support

Audio commentary: Fixed income markets at a time of exceptional central bank support

Apr 22, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier and David Riley
A discussion on how the economic downturn may affect default rates, plus an exploration of the repercussions of the Fed’s recent actions, the UK government’s pursuit of its Brexit strategy, and the European Union’s difficulties in crafting a joint fiscal...
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Pandemic throws housing market off course

Apr 20, 2020 |Mark Porretta
In addition to COVID-19 affecting the stock market and the routines of our daily lives, we are beginning to see the effects it is having on the housing market in Canada. No different than the economy, real estate is showing some effects caused by social...
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The hunt for COVID-19 treatments and vaccine

The hunt for COVID-19 treatments and vaccine

Apr 17, 2020 |Tasneem Azim-Khan, CFA

COVID-19 has brought companies and countries together for a common goal. We examine that search for treatments and vaccines.

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Shock absorption

Making sense of the stock market rally

Apr 17, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

While stock markets remain on a road littered with potholes, a confluence of catalysts has facilitated a forceful rebound.

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COVID-19 Update

Audio commentary: COVID-19 Update - A conversation with RBC Capital Markets analyst Kennen MacKay

Apr 14, 2020 |Kennen MacKay

The conversation will include Dr. MacKay's thoughts on where we are in the spread of the virus and whether signs of a peak in cases are evident.

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Audio commentary: Making asset allocation decisions in the current market

Apr 13, 2020 |Siân Canavan and Joseph Wu

The Canadian Investment Committee’s guidance on the importance of long term asset allocation, and current tactical guidance

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Market update: A very different kind of crisis

Apr 07, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova, Patrick McAllister, CFA and Christopher Girdler, CFA

The paths of financial markets and economies almost always involve uncertainties—it’s par for the course. But the abundance of uncertainties brought about by COVID-19 is making the science (and art) of economic forecasting unusually difficult.

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Breaking down the Fed’s response to COVID-19

Apr 02, 2020 |RBC Portfolio Advisor Group

The Fed is adding a new twist to its asset purchase program by buying corporate and municipal bonds. The question is, should investors do the same?

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