Audio Commentary: What we know: A look at events and factors impacting markets

February 25, 2022 |Janet Engels & Tylar Lunke

Janet and Tylar discuss recent market volatility, Russia’s role in commodity markets, and market reactions to past hostilities and acts of war.

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Risks become realities: Consequences of Russia’s strikes on Ukraine

February 25, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

The geopolitical threat has become reality, fueling market uncertainty. We look at potential impacts on equities and what investors should watch for.

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Why should bond investors look to the long term?

February 18, 2022 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

There is more than one path to investing; we explain why the long-term plan may be the best option regarding bonds.

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Spheres of influence: The bigger reason geopolitical risks are affecting markets

February 16, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

We discuss how the crux of the current tensions goes beyond Russia and Ukraine, and examine equity market vulnerabilities in past geopolitical hostilities.

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Audio commentary: A more challenging start to the year

February 15, 2022 |Jim Allworth & Mark Bayko

Mark Bayko and Jim Allworth from the Global Portfolio Advisory Committee discuss the transition that is taking place to start the year, the intentions of central banks, and RBC Wealth Management’s economic scorecard.

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What’s behind the turbulence in fixed income markets?

February 11, 2022 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

Rising inflationary pressures have central banks under the microscope, with the most volatile start to the year for fixed income markets in decades.

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ECB surprisingly turns hawkish—what’s next?

February 11, 2022 |Frédérique Carrier

The central bank’s strengthened institutions should help the euro area weather this tightening cycle. We look at the portfolio implications.

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Is the U.S. stock market finding some relief for its valuation problem?

February 04, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova

The rough January has taken some of the air out of the U.S. market’s most expensive stocks. This is a good sign and supports our constructive outlook.

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What’s causing volatility in the U.S. equity market?

February 02, 2022 |Kelly Bogdanova and Jim Allworth

As the U.S. equity market faces headwinds including inflation and expected rate hikes, we look at the implications for portfolios.

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