Gravitas - A Loonie For Your Thoughts

Nov 24, 2020 |The Newton Group
The Canadian dollar has been surprisingly strong versus the U.S. dollar over the past six months rising almost 7%. This has proved useful when we take initial positions in U.S. denominated investment, but is impeding performance when we measure the performance...
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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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The vaccine is a game changer for economies, markets, and investors

Nov 16, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

We can look through the COVID-19 valley and focus more confidently on the recovery and post-pandemic world. Do investors need to rethink positioning?

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Gravitas - Some Refreshing Good News

Nov 13, 2020 |The Newton Group
The entire world got encouraging news this week with the promising results of a vaccine for the coronavirus. The stock market was elated by the news as the Dow and S&P 500 rallied to new all-time intra-day highs. However, this week’s market action was...
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Gravitas - And The Winner Is...

Nov 12, 2020 |The Newton Group
The stock market's enthusiastic reaction to the election likely surprised many investors. Was this rally justified? Yes. Stocks had already fallen close to 10% in the past month and had already priced in a contested election. In addition, investors were...
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Canada’s Housing Markets Strong in October Despite Surge in Downtown Condo Supply

Nov 06, 2020 |Robert Hogue

Call it a carbon copy of September: Canada’s largest housing markets remained piping hot last month—at, or near record highs—with suburbs getting much of the action and downtown areas seeing a lot of condos put up for sale.

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Will the U.S. elections create new investment opportunities?

Nov 06, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

We look beyond the outcome of the U.S. elections to understand how the changing political landscape could affect stock market investments.

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