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I'm in my 20s—do I need a Will?

November 15, 2022 |Tony Maiorino, Vice President and Director – Head, RBC Family Office Services

As a young adult, having a valid Will and power of attorney may seem like something you only need to pay attention to later in life. Find out why these plans are important, whether you're 25 or 85.

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Inflation is showing signs of easing but risks remain elevated

September 07, 2022 |Tim Corney
Where are we at with recessionary risks? We currently find ourselves in unprecedented times, economically speaking. The pandemic saw governments physically inject cash into millions of Canadian’s and American’s bank accounts in an effort to prevent a...
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Addressing the Recent Market Volatility

June 22, 2022 |Tim Corney
Equity market volatility has picked up noticeably in recent weeks, with rather large swings higher and lower. To make matters more painful for portfolios, bond prices have moved lower, suggesting they have not offered the kind of diversification benefits...
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Thoughts on the Russian Conflict and the poor start to the year for equities

March 14, 2022 |Tim Corney
Geopolitical tensions between the Ukraine and Russia have been bubbling to the surface for some time, but they took a meaningful turn over the past few days with Russia embarking on an invasion of its neighbor that is broader in scope than expected. First...
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Markets bracing for pending interest rate hikes

January 17, 2022 |Tim Corney
Some thoughts on market’s behavior to start the year 2022 has been challenging out of the gate and that is the very topic I wanted to focus this update on. First we need to start with the acknowledgement that 2022 is a transition year for both the bond...
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Revisiting the Premise of Market Timing

November 22, 2021 |Tim Corney
Imagine we have three investors. Each start with a $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 index on Dec 31st, 1989, and from there each investor contributes $1,200 annually to their investment but in very different ways: Investor 1: is a perfect market timer...
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Looking at the GameStop short-squeeze

January 30, 2021 |Tim Corney
An online-driven short squeeze Several obscure and smaller stocks (GameStop Corp is the poster child) worldwide witnessed extreme price moves over the past few weeks. One common characteristic has been that each of these stocks had been heavily “shorted”...
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Cash on the sidelines making its way back into equities?

November 28, 2020 |Tim Corney
Turning to the markets, global indices marched higher over the past week, in a shortened week for the U.S. markets. Many stock markets are approaching the peaks reached at the beginning of the year. Investors have grown more comfortable with the possibility...
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Some thoughts on a covid vaccine & is the technology trade done?

November 14, 2020 |Tim Corney
Science on the verge of a medical breakthrough U.S. drug maker Pfizer and its partner, German biotechnology company BioNTech, announced a positive development on the vaccine front this past week. More specifically, preliminary data from a Phase 3 clinical...
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Reflecting on the markets in the face of the election

November 05, 2020 |Tim Corney
There is a lot of ink being spilled right now from every media outlet regarding the current electoral situation, the various paths to victory for both Biden and Trump, and discussion on the fact that the entire situation still remains undecided as we...
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