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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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

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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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: COVID-19 update - A conversation with RBC Capital Markets biotech analyst Kennen MacKay

Apr 17, 2020 |MPCD Wealth Management

Janet Engels, Head of the Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S., interviews Dr. Kennen MacKay, Managing Director and Co-Head of Biotechnology Research for RBC Capital Markets.

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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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COVID consumer spending tracker

Apr 16, 2020 |RBC Economics

It’s not often a Canadian prime minister abruptly upends consumption patterns.

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Pandemic throws housing market off course

Apr 15, 2020 |Robert Hogue

As feared, home resales plummeted across-the-board in March. Activity fell 14.3% from February nationwide as governments rolled out COVID-19 containment measures.

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Employment plunged in March – with much worse to come

Apr 10, 2020 |RBC Economics

The 1 million drop in jobs in March reported this morning makes every other month-over-month change in the labour force survey data before look like a rounding error.

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