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The road ahead for investors

Dec 04, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova, Frédérique Carrier, and Jim Allworth

As we come to the end of a year unlike any other in memory, 2021 should bring a change in the narrative. Challenges certainly remain, but with the start of a new economic and investment era before us, we look at what investors can expect in 2021.

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What are the consequences of the growing government debt dilemma?

Dec 02, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova, and Frédérique Carrier

Governments are awash in debt, with no signs borrowing will let up anytime soon. Is this sustainable? What are the risks for economies and taxpayers?

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Adapting fixed income investment strategies in an ultralow rate world

Dec 02, 2020 |Christopher Girdler, CFA and Mikhial Pasic, CFA

What worked in the past may not work in the future. So it’s sensible to split the roles of safety and income generation in fixed income portfolios.

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What does inflation look like in a post-pandemic world?

Dec 02, 2020 |Tom Porcelli & Jim Allworth

With the U.S. economy still reopening, where is inflation going from here and what can investors watch to gauge how price pressures may be building?

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Will global equities deliver for investors in 2021?

Dec 02, 2020 |Jim Allworth, Kelly Bogdanova, and Frédérique Carrier

As economies regain pre-pandemic peaks and corporate earnings recover further, we look at why stocks could provide attractive all-in returns in 2021.

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Investment outlook for your 2021 portfolio

Dec 02, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

As the economic fallout from COVID-19 is absorbed, ultralow rates should make equities the asset class of choice and fixed income more challenging.

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A Spotlight on the Labour Market: An Uneven Recovery

Nov 23, 2020 |Dawn Desjardins
RBC’s New Canadian Monthly Macroeconomic Series In the second edition of The Economic Pulse, Dawn Desjardins, RBC’s Deputy Chief Economist takes a closer look at the fragmented recovery of the Canadian labour market and provides her outlook as Canada...
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The challenging path forward for yields

Nov 20, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

As the potential catalysts to a higher yield environment disappear, we explain why we think the fixed income landscape ahead will be challenging.

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Automation advancements lead to new products and higher productivity

Nov 18, 2020 |Dan Smith, CFA

Advancements in computing power and mechanical technology can lower manufacturers’ costs, and bring added quality and customization to their products.

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How the U.S. election affects the economic and investment outlook

Nov 16, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova and Jim Allworth

While Joe Biden is projected to win the election, it appears he’ll have to work with a status quo, i.e., divided, Congress. What’s next?

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