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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Reduction of RRIF Minimum Withdrawals for 2020

Apr 28, 2020 |Randall-Roberts Wealth Management
In an attempt to alleviate financial hardship, the Canadian government has reduced the required RRIF minimum withdrawals by 25% for 2020. If you do not need your entire unreduced RRIF minimum payment for your living expenses, consider taking advantage...
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Prescribed rate loan planning

Prescribed rate loan planning

Apr 28, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management Services

“For some families, there may be opportunities to reduce taxes by setting up a prescribed rate loan.”

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Estate freeze planning

Estate freeze planning

Apr 27, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management Services

“If you own all the shares of your business, an estate freeze can minimize taxes and provide you with more flexibility.”

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Individual Pension Plans (IPPs)

Individual Pension Plans (IPPs)

Apr 24, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management Services

“For incorporated business owners or professionals, or key employees, an IPP may be beneficial for enhancing retirement income.”

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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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When should you review your will and estate plan?

Apr 22, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management Services

“As a start, many legal professionals generally recommend reviewing your plan every 3 to 5 years.”

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row of potted trees

"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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Market update: Mixed signals

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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