How Fed policy is creating opportunities in high-yield bonds

May 29, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed is dusting off an obscure tool in an effort to keep Treasury yields low. We explore our shift to a positive outlook on high-yield bonds.

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Taking stock, Part 3: Yields and sentiment

May 26, 2020 |Sean Naughton, CFA

We continue to look at unique indicators and analyze what happens to the stock market as these readings are digested by market participants.

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I’m not OK, and that’s OK: Encouraging open dialogue about mental health in the (remote) workplace

May 26, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

Shareen Luze, head of HR at RBC Wealth Management, shares three ways leaders can help support the well-being of their teams.

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Growth versus value investing in a COVID-19 world

May 22, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

While some tempting cases can be made for value, we think it’s too soon to go big into value stocks at the expense of growth stocks.

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Taking stock, Part 2: Earnings and recessionary averages

May 19, 2020 |Ben Graham, CFA

We look at prospects for corporate earnings as investors attempt to navigate the COVID‑19 recession.

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U.S. stock market rally: Lopsided leadership

May 15, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

The rally’s narrowness doesn’t negate the move, and if the bottoming process is for real we should see more inclusive participation in months ahead.

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What is responsible investing?

May 14, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

Demographic shifts and a growing desire to have a positive impact in the community will likely drive a surge in interest for responsible investing.

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Taking stock, Part 1: Volatility

May 12, 2020 |Ben Graham, CFA

In light of the COVID-19 volatility spike, we note that past episodes of extreme volatility have seen equities deliver above-average forward returns.

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Don’t abandon your 529 plan in turbulent markets

May 08, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

Market uncertainty makes it hard for some families to resist the reflex to pull investments. Here’s why you should keep your 529 in place.

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How rekindled trade tensions impact the investment outlook

May 08, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

As if economies and markets didn’t already have their hands full, fresh U.S.-China trade tensions have added a layer of uncertainty to consider.

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