Video streaming

Aug 25, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management
Over the last several years, continued price hikes in pay TV, a proliferation of video streaming services offering high-quality content, and households’ desire for more customized viewing options have underscored the cordcutting1 phenomenon. We believe...
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Cloud computing

Aug 25, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management
The pandemic has provided a unique glimpse into a world where society has become hyper-reliant on digital infrastructure to communicate, transfer value, and conduct commerce. Though trends in both individual and corporate digital transformations were...
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E-Commerce

Aug 25, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management
The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked the transition of market share in retail from traditional bricks-and-mortar to e-Commerce. We believe, by and large, market share gains for those online players with the most sophisticated and wide-reaching networks...
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Telemedicine

Aug 25, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management
Prior to COVID-19, telemedicine was gradually coming into its own as patients, health insurance payors, and health care providers gained comfort with the technology to realize the convenience and cost savings of using virtual channels for receiving and...
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Client guide to 2019 tax reporting

Jan 29, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management
This guide summarizes the important dates and required tax information to prepare your annual tax return. It also includes a handy list of potential tax slips you may receive from RBC Dominion Securities (depending on your investment holdings and account...
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Early 2020 tax tips

Jan 21, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management
When the end of the year approaches, many individuals place a greater focus on tax planning to minimize their income tax liability. Beyond the end of the year, however, there are some areas of tax planning that often get overlooked. For example, there...
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RRIF payments and withdrawals

Dec 13, 2019 |RBC Wealth Management
You can think of a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) as an extension of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Your RRSP is used to save for your retirement while your RRIF is used to provide you with retirement income. The main benefit...
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Beware this TFSA pitfall for young clients

Nov 27, 2019 |Rudy Mezzetta
Calculating contribution room can be tricky for people born in the 1990s. Canadians born in 1992 and later should know that their TFSA contribution room begins to accumulate in the year in which they turn 18, and not the year in which the TFSA program...
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CRA sets CPP Maximum pensionable earnings for 2020

Nov 14, 2019 |Advisor's Edge
The Canada Revenue Agency announced on Friday that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan for 2020 will be $58,700, up from $57,400 in 2019. The new ceiling was calculated according to a CPP legislated formula that takes into account...
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The U.S. National Debt

Sep 12, 2019 |Emily Fung
According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. government spent much of the 20th century not only in debt, but with the idea that most of the government's spending should be balanced by collecting taxes instead of borrowing. Some of the peak debt levels...
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