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 the emerging markets are coping with the health and economic crises

Audio commentary: How the emerging markets are coping with the health and economic crises

Apr 30, 2020 |Mark Bayko and Polina Kurdyavko

Mark Bayko and Polina Kurdyavko have a conversation examining the various approaches undertaken by regions and countries, the outlook for currencies, opportunities and risks, and why Asia may emerge from this in a stronger position relative to others

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Student Aid: A relief program that can drive innovation, too

Apr 23, 2020 |Andrew Agopsowicz

The latest COVID-19 relief program will help more than a million students get through summer; engaging them in a struggling economy will remain a longer-term challenge

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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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Apr 22, 2020 |RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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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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Market update: Mixed signals

Market update: Mixed signals

Apr 21, 2020 |Global Portfolio Advisory Committee

Equity markets have made up much of their lost ground since their March lows as COVID-19 infection and mortality rates have improved in North America and Europe, and as rays of light have started shining into the quarantine tunnel.

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Audio commentary: The outlook for oil in a period of demand destruction

Apr 17, 2020 |Michael Tran and Janet Engels

Oil market expert Michael Tran, Managing Director and Global Energy Strategist with RBC Capital Markets, joins Janet Engels, Head of the Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S. to discuss the energy shock waves impacting oil prices.

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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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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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