Audio Commentary: Inflation, the growth outlook, and some thoughts on fixed income

May 17, 2022 |Mark Bayko & Jim Allworth

A discussion of the outlook for inflation and its impact on the broader economy and markets, as well as an update on our recession scorecard.

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Can this volatile stock market regain momentum?

May 13, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

Today’s peculiar challenges are well outside the scope of a normal business cycle. We size up the situation and the prospects for equities from here.

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Volatility and Silver Linings

May 10, 2022 |Mike Allington

Volatility has picked up noticeably in recent weeks, with rather large swings higher and lower. We offer some perspective on the recent market turbulence, address the issue of inflation expectations, and discuss a silver lining.

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Is there more to Fed policy than taming high inflation?

May 06, 2022 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

Fed Chair Jerome Powell struck some surprisingly dovish notes this week. We look at the implications against a backdrop of economic uncertainty.

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When will inflation start to recede?

May 05, 2022 |Jim Allworth

RBC Global Asset Management chief economist Eric Lascelles discusses the factors behind surging inflation, and the economy’s prospects from here.

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The good, that bad, and the earnings...

April 29, 2022 |Mike Allington

It has been a challenging few weeks for global equity markets, with most having been relatively weak of late. There’s no one factor to blame. We share some thoughts on the first quarter earnings results which are now about halfway complete.

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What’s behind the stock market slump?

April 28, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

With stock markets in another funk, we discuss the overt challenges, some other risks in the background, and what this spells for the equity outlook.

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Ongoing omicron: What’s next for China?

April 22, 2022 |Frédérique Carrier & Jasmine Duan

China’s economy has taken a hit from omicron’s spread. We look at the zero-COVID policy’s impact, and highlight implications for equity investors.

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Is the U.S. dollar losing its global appeal?

April 14, 2022 |Alan Robinson

We look at the concerns regarding the dollar’s status and determine if a change in the currency hierarchy is imminent.

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Is the market overreacting to the inverted yield curve?

April 08, 2022 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

We believe the market’s concerns have gotten ahead of the data and the economics. Not all curves are created equal and the real picture looks different.

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