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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U.S.-China tensions: beyond tariffs

Aug 27, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

We look at the prospects for China’s rebound from COVID-19 and the possible implications of the U.S. elections for investors.

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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 24, 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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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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Video streaming: Cord-cutting in the time of COVID-19

Aug 20, 2020 |Tasneem Azim-Khan, CFA

The pandemic has magnified the value proposition of video streaming and could potentially accelerate the cord-cutting and cord-shaving trends.

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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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Nesting: Homebodies for now

Aug 18, 2020 |Portfolio Advisory Group

It seems likely that people all over the world have cabin fever and are eager to get out and about.

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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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The future of retail: How COVID-19 continues to transform e-commerce

Aug 14, 2020 |Tasneem Azim-Khan

The pandemic has fast-tracked the transition to online retail from store-based, and market share gains may become permanent for some online companies.

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