Bank of Canada set to make the first interest rate cut of easing cycle

June 04, 2024 |Nathan Janzen and Claire Fan
Evidence has continued to build that the current high level of interest rates is no longer needed. All ducks appear to be in a row for the Bank of Canada (BoC) to kick-start the policy easing cycle and lower the overnight rate by 25 basis points to 4...
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Longevity: Cracking the ageing code

Longevity: Cracking the ageing code

June 03, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

Science is developing ways to slow, stall, and possibly even reverse ageing. We explore the most promising advances and the link between scientific breakthroughs and intriguing investments.

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State of economic play

State of economic play

May 31, 2024 |Joseph Wu, CFA

More-demanding valuations appear to signal investors have become more confident of a “soft landing” outcome. We provide an update on the macro environment and its implications for portfolios.

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A return to yield curve normalcy?

A return to yield curve normalcy?

May 24, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

The ongoing yield curve inversion appears out of line with record equity markets and robust commodity pricing. We look at some reasons investors are accepting lower yields on longer-maturity bonds.

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Gold: More than meets the eye

Gold: More than meets the eye

May 17, 2024 |Richard Tan, CFA

In a conversation with RBC Capital Markets, LLC Commodity Strategist Christopher Louney, we look at aspects driving the gold rally and explain how world events and policy shifts could impact its prospects.

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The push and the pull of U.S. earnings

The push and the pull of U.S. earnings

May 10, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

Q1 results have brought a mix of highlights and lowlights. We examine these opposing forces, how the Magnificent 7 narrative may change in coming quarters, and how to calibrate equity exposure in this unique period.

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Three key ESG themes for 2024

Three key ESG themes for 2024

May 10, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

RBC Capital Markets' Sustainable Finance Group provides an overview of three key environmental, social and governance themes that it believes will shape the sustainable finance market in 2024.

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Nuclear energy sector getting the push it needs

Nuclear energy sector getting the push it needs

May 08, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

The nuclear industry is experiencing a rebirth amid the global energy transition, a time of economic and energy security uncertainty and a generational shift of preferences.

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Biodiversity: Investing in the world’s most important asset

Biodiversity: Investing in the world’s most important asset

May 07, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Investments in solutions that fight nature and biodiversity loss are a vital step in curtailing climate change and nature-related risks.

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Interest rate mood swings

Interest rate mood swings

May 06, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

April brought the usual spring showers, but it also brought some adjusted central bank rate cut expectations. We examine the what and why of the revisions and explain how investors should proceed.

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