What is the First Home Savings Account (FHSA) and is it right for you?

January 30, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Did you know you don't have to be a first-time homebuyer to open an FHSA? Here are eight tips to learn about the registered savings account.

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Shipping risks underestimated?

January 25, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

With the Suez and Panama Canals operating below capacity, global shipping costs are climbing. We explore the corporate highs and lows from the situation and those that may benefit and those that may lose out.

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Davos 2024: A year of creative destruction, or just destruction?

January 23, 2024 |John Stackhouse

The World Economic Forum is always a contradiction of hope and anxiety. This year’s version felt like peak paradox.

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Can small-cap equities go the distance?

January 19, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

After a strong rally to end 2023, U.S. small caps gave back much of their gains. We explore whether the asset class warrants patience from investors.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things

January 16, 2024 |Jay Slade, Vice-President, Analytics and Business Intelligence, RBC Dominion Securities
In my last blog, “AI: Three reasons why there’s so much hype”, I explained how AI is, at its core, just math. As such, AI is truly a tool for many different use cases – and humans (not machines) put their own values and ethical judgements into those use...
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December inflation readings edged up on mixed details

January 16, 2024 |Claire Fan and Abbey Xu
Energy component pushed headline inflation reading higher with food price growth holding steady after slowing for 5 straight months. The BoC’s preferred core CPI measures bounced higher, although the breadth of inflationary pressures over the last three...
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U.S. labour market ended the year with strength

U.S. labour market ended the year with strength

January 05, 2024 |Claire Fan, Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
US labour market data ended 2023 with strength. Payroll employment was up 216k in December while the unemployment rate held at 3.7% after declining to that level the prior month. As was the case for much of the year, the employment gain in December was...
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Canadian labour markets ended 2023 with a whimper

January 05, 2024 |Nathan Janzen, Assistant Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
The December labour market data was mixed, but on balance adds to evidence that economic activity remained soft through Q4. Employment was essentially unchanged in December, the softest reading since a 6k decline last July. And the unemployment rate held...
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