Emerging markets: A ripe climate

With safe and effective vaccines starting to emerge and the U.S. dollar notably weak, we look at the potential benefits of emerging market equities and bonds, particularly in Asia.  Read the full economic outlook in the latest edition of Global Insight.

Fixed income market brief: Do central banks have a vaccine?

Feb 28, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

When bouts of economic fear take root, markets typically look to central banks for a panacea. But amid the coronavirus uncertainty, do central banks even have the right medicine?

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Equity market brief: Under pressure

Feb 28, 2020 |Jim Allworth

Concerns about coronavirus and politics have sent shockwaves of volatility through markets. Clarity is unlikely in the near term, but if the U.S. economy can avoid a recession in 2020 we expect stock markets to advance by year's end.

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Here’s what investors need to know about the coronavirus correction

Feb 28, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

After a brutal week for stocks, markets expect a flurry of Fed rate cuts. But already low Treasury yields are only moving to new record lows.

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Coronavirus contagion: Implications for the economy and stock market

Feb 24, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

Volatility has spiked as the coronavirus outbreak expands outside of China. We look at the potential economic impact and the risks to U.S. equities.

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Are things good enough to deliver stock market gains in 2020?

Feb 21, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

The earnings season isn’t exactly setting the world on fire. But we sift through the clues that lead us to believe equities will see modest gains.

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Tips for snowbirds heading south for the winter

Feb 20, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

Being a snowbird can have a positive impact on your quality of life, but there are numerous social, medical and financial implications to consider.

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Why we’re all in on responsible investing for 2020

Feb 19, 2020 |Michael Armstrong

For many, responsible investing is about aligning investments with values.

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How to protect your aging parents from financial missteps

Feb 14, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

While the potential for fraud or age-related diseases can't be eliminated, start the conversation now with your parents to mitigate the impact.

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Projecting the real cost of health care in retirement

Feb 14, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

With seniors more active than ever – and with lifespans steadily increasing – maintaining good health as you age is a top priority. Yet, as the cost of care continues to rise, growing expenses may be a significant risk to other retirement goals.

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U.S. economy: A foundation for stock market gains in 2020

Feb 14, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

As growth elsewhere in the world underwhelms, the resiliency of the U.S. expansion should act as a support system for equity performance.

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New research

Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline have a devastating impact not only on those who have the disease. It’s also a physical, emotional, and financial burden on caregivers – a job that usually falls on family members. Download our latest Wealth Insights report. We surveyed 1,000 current and former caregivers, to better understand the impact of the disease on their loved ones – and to better understand the financial burden with caregiving.

Families and Wealth Transfer Report

Different types of families have different approaches to building, preserving and passing on their family legacy. In the fourth report in our in-depth wealth transfer series, we look at how various families share their financial knowledge, prepare their inheritance plans, and educate the next generation on preserving family wealth.  Download our Families and Wealth Transfer Report to learn more.

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