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State of economic play

May 30, 2024 |Joseph Wu, CFA

More-demanding valuations appear to signal investors have become more confident of a “soft landing” outcome. We provide an update on the macro environment and its implications for portfolios.

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Three steps business owners can take to protect their assets

May 30, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Owning a business can put not only your company's finances at risk, but your personal finances as well.

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Have you considered annuities for your retirement plan?

May 30, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Annuities can play an important role in helping you accomplish your financial goals and plan for a secure retirement.

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Think you're too late for a 529 plan? Think again

May 28, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Utilizing a 529 savings plan may be an effective tool to build a tuition nest egg, even if college is fast approaching for your child.

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A return to yield curve normalcy?

May 23, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

The ongoing yield curve inversion appears out of line with record equity markets and robust commodity pricing. We look at some reasons investors are accepting lower yields on longer-maturity bonds.

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Gold: More than meets the eye

May 16, 2024 |Richard Tan, CFA

In a conversation with RBC Capital Markets, LLC Commodity Strategist Christopher Louney, we look at aspects driving the gold rally and explain how world events and policy shifts could impact its prospects.

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The push and the pull of U.S. earnings

May 09, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

Q1 results have brought a mix of highlights and lowlights. We examine these opposing forces, how the Magnificent 7 narrative may change in coming quarters, and how to calibrate equity exposure in this unique period.

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Interest rate mood swings

May 08, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

April brought the usual spring showers, but it also brought some adjusted central bank rate cut expectations. We examine the what and why of the revisions and explain how investors should proceed.

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The Fed adjusts its focus, but the rate outlook remains blurry

May 03, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed keeps playing down upside risks to inflation, but did it just start playing up downside risks to labor markets? Ahead of key jobs data, how sensitive might the Fed be to any labor market weakness?

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Managing multiples: College financing strategies for more than one child

May 01, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

If you don't qualify for financial aid or needs-based grants, here are some strategies for navigating the multi-kid college crunch.

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