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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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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"e" for a tree

Apr 22, 2020 |RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Switch from paper to electronic documents, and we’ll plant a tree in your honour in partnership with Tree Canada.

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Guide to financial support measures - COVID19

Apr 21, 2020 |Paula Austin

The Government of Canada and financial institutions have taken action to announce financial support programs for Canadians. RBC remains committed to keeping you informed about initiatives to support you during this time.

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Shock absorption

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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One World: Together at Home virtual concert poster

One World: Together at Home – a virtual concert in support of COVID-19 response efforts

Apr 16, 2020 |RBC Dominion Securities

Please join us online on Saturday, April 18th.

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Consumer spending tracker

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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Housing market off course

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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