COVID-19 In Canada: A Conversation with Dr. Gigi Osler

No one has been untouched by the global pandemic and there remains much uncertainty on the way forward for us. Dr. Gigi Osler joins my colleagues and I, to share the facts and dispel the myths that surround COVID-19 in Canada, while providing insight into what to expect going forward.

Along with being a busy ENT (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck) surgeon in Winnipeg, Dr. Osler is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba and has helped train numerous medical students and residents.

Some of her current, local, provincial, and national medical leadership positions include:

2018-19 President of the Canadian Medical Association

Past Chair of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee and past Chair of the Section of Otolaryngology for Doctors Manitoba

Recipient of the 2017 Health or Safety Promotion Award from Doctors Manitoba

How lowering the number of non-permanent residents will impact Canada’s economy

How lowering the number of non-permanent residents will impact Canada’s economy

April 05, 2024 |Nathan Janzen
Federal government efforts to limit non-permanent resident arrivals will likely slow the pace of gross domestic product growth in 2025 and beyond. However, per-capita GDP, the unemployment rate, broader inflation pressures, and interest rate expectations...
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2024 earnings: The likely convergence of the “haves and have nots”

2024 earnings: The likely convergence of the “haves and have nots”

April 05, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

As all eyes focus on Q1 earnings results, we think the full-year earnings growth trajectory is more important. Growth rates for the Magnificent 7 and non-Mag 7 stocks are expected to converge, but some earnings risks remain.

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High expectations for U.S. equity markets

High expectations for U.S. equity markets

April 03, 2024 |Jim Allworth

Most major equity markets have moved to new high ground, propelled by expectations for interest rate cuts. But we are not out of the woods yet.

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The metamorphosis of European equities

The metamorphosis of European equities

March 28, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier & Thomas McGarrity, CFA – London

No longer wan and listless, we think European equities are emerging from their chrysalis with newfound potential. We look at how the investment story is transforming and why investors should take a fresh look at the asset class.

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End of Quebec public sector strike boosts Canadian GDP in January

End of Quebec public sector strike boosts Canadian GDP in January

March 28, 2024 |Claire Fan, Economist | Royal Bank of Canada

We continue to look for the Bank of Canada to start cutting interest rates in June.

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Central banks are off to the races

Central banks are off to the races

March 21, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

While the Fed’s meeting didn’t deliver much that was new, it at least eased concerns that rate cuts could be delayed. Other central banks grabbed the spotlight, with potentially significant ramifications.

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U.S. Fed still expecting rate cuts but risks tilted to slower pace

U.S. Fed still expecting rate cuts but risks tilted to slower pace

March 20, 2024 |Nathan Janzen

All but two FOMC participants continue to expect interest rate cuts this year.

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Bumpy recovery for Canada’s housing market

Bumpy recovery for Canada’s housing market

March 18, 2024 |Robert Hogue
February offered valuable clues on the direction Canada’s housing market is taking. Improving sentiment among buyers and sellers—no doubt stoked by growing expectations the Bank of Canada’s next move will be a rate cut—halted the series of monthly price...
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2024 presidential election update: Key things to know about U.S. elections & the market

Audio commentary: 2024 presidential election update: Key things to know about U.S. elections & the market

March 15, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova & Tylar Lunke
What can we learn about returns from past elections? What campaign issues are the markets watching? What current factors are bigger drivers of stock prices than the election? Kelly Bogdanova, Co-chair of RBC’s Global Portfolio Advisory Committee, and...
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The importance of focusing on time horizon

The importance of focusing on time horizon

March 14, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

Too often, we find investors focusing on what the press puts before them instead of concentrating on issues relevant to their goals. We explain why investment time horizon should be a key focus of portfolio thinking.

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