Market Commentary - October 2019

Oct 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
September was a lot calmer than last year with both markets climbing a little higher. It is amazing to me we are at these levels with all the negative tones in the media. However the negative is concentrated on political issues and not economic issues...
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The Future of Farming in Canada

Sep 13, 2019 |Samuel White
Farmer 4.0 is the result of a four-month study by RBC researchers and economists on the changing skills demands in Canadian agriculture. Click here for the full report
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Market Commentary - September 2019

Sep 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
August was a volatile month with 2,000 points of movement in the Dow Jones but we ended almost flat for the month. On the TSE side we had 500 points of movement but here again ended near flat for the month. It has been a very choppy market and it is easy...
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Market Commentary - August 2019

Aug 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
July was similar to the last few years; slow and uneventful. The same storyline continues with trade issues dragging on. We have issues with Iran holding up oil in the Strait of Hormuz and the President basking the Federal Reserve. Canada has basically...
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The Wealthy Barber: Get an up-to-date will!

Aug 05, 2019 |RBC Wealth Management

I continue to be amazed by, and distressed over, the number of otherwise-responsible people I deal with who don’t have an up-to-date will.

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Market Commentary - July 2019

Jul 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
Everything we lost in May we managed to recoup in June yet it sure doesn’t feel like we are in the midst of good times. The European Union has kept up its loose monetary position and this has caused around 12 trillion dollars of European debt to sit in...
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Market Commentary - June 2019

Jun 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
May started off with a tweet that took the steam out of the market by revamping trade worries. We have a market distracted by news and not actual facts. We have lots of headline worries, be it China, Brexit or an inverted yield curve which has historically...
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Market Commentary - May 2019

May 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
April has seen both North American markets climb back to all-time highs. It was just a few months ago that a lot of noise was surrounding the market and this created an unnecessary selloff based on fear rather than fact. Throughout my career, I have witnessed...
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Market Commentary - April 2019

Apr 10, 2019 |Paul Belous, CIM Vice-President & Portfolio Manager
Like every year, we hear lots of “noise” about the markets and economy but, as the year progresses, a lot of the worries that were highlighted fade into silence without any real ill effects. At the end of last year, the market had a pretty healthy selloff...
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RBC Future Launch for Youth

Apr 04, 2019 |Jason Mychajluk, CIM
“RBC’s Future Launch” is their largest ever commitment to a social issue with $500 Million committed and the use of online forums and tools available to help youth have active employment opportunities and strong mental health. Click on the link below...
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