How long will the economic recovery take?

Jul 31, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

As COVID-19 uncertainties continue, we examine revised GDP outlooks for the U.S., Canada, the EU, and China, and discuss portfolio positioning.

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Investor trends: Is telemedicine the way of the future?

Jul 29, 2020 |Gopa Nair, CFA

As more people access virtual health care while working from home, telehealth providers are a growing part of the health care sector.

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Government action – a sea-change for Europe, Canada doing its part, waiting on the U.S.

Jul 24, 2020 |Rhonda Hymers
Markets were relatively flat over the past week, ending on a sour note after renewed geopolitical tension fueled by a tit for tat closing of consulates in China and the U.S. This diverted investor attention away from two important developments. On the...
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Empowering Solutions to Age with Dignity and Choice

Jul 24, 2020 |Rhonda Hymers

A discussion on the health and financial challenges faced by older Canadians

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Make you Blush Summer Slush & Market Update week

Jul 17, 2020 |Rhonda Hymers
With summer now in full swing, we thought we would share a few favourites, along with a market update. As many of you are familiar with my Saskatchewan roots, I thought I would share my mom’s “Make you Blush Summer Slush”. It is a refreshing treat on...
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How much does the president influence financial markets?

How much does the president influence financial markets?

Jul 16, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

The president is but one of many factors that impact markets. Don’t let the media’s election coverage sway investment strategy. Focus on what matters.

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The 10-Minute Take Podcast: Canada’s fiscal snapshot – massive deficit, record federal debt

Jul 10, 2020 |Rhonda Hymers
The COVID crisis delivered a bigger shock to our economy than most expected. Ottawa is forecasting an enormous $343 billion deficit in 2020, which pushes the federal debt load past the $1 trillion mark for the first time. With the worst behind us, the...
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The Wealthy Barber on the markets, economy and the current business environment

Jul 06, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

“I'm still a long-term optimist, there are definitely challenges out there now, but I feel good about where we're headed.”

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The Wealthy Barber explains the benefits of a testamentary trust

Jul 03, 2020 |Rhonda Hymers
By David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber In this article we’re going to take a brief look at testamentary trusts. How exciting is that? Try to contain yourself! “Todd, turn off the hockey game! Yes, I know it’s 5 to 5 and in overtime, but you must read Chilton’s...
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Recent Housing Affordability Loss May Prove Temporary

Jul 03, 2020 |Rhonda Hymers
Canadian housing affordability could improve as home prices bring interest rates lower, finds RBC Economics in its latest Housing Trends and Affordability report. Click here to read report “Minimizing downside risk while maximizing the upside is a powerful...
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