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Providing my clients with valuable information on market trends, investment topics and other interesting considerations is an important part of my practice. I invite you to explore the articles below and contact me to discuss any of these topics in more detail.

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Energy stocks: A hedge to rising geopolitical risk

Apr 25, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

Oil’s rally is fueling an intriguing opportunity. We contend the global oil sector is benefiting from improved fundamentals and exposure in equity portfolios can act as an offset to geopolitical risk.

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Don’t fight (or fear) the Fed

Apr 18, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

The U.S. central bank is an incredibly powerful institution that can exert influence on essentially any U.S. dollar-denominated asset. However, we believe the Fed is also widely misunderstood.

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Retirement income planning should include tax-diversification strategies

Apr 18, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Diversifying your income sources prior to retirement can impact your overall lifetime tax bill.

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Age-based guidelines for retirement income planning

Apr 15, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Wisdom compares life to a journey – it’s also apt for retirement. Retirement is more like a decades-long odyssey around the world than a summer spent learning to sail. Careful planning tantamount to living comfortably and not running out of money.

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Share your wealth wisely with gift-giving strategies

Apr 15, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Charitable giving and other monetary gifting approaches can be powerful and effective ways to leave your financial legacy. Each strategy has its own advantages and benefits.

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Turbulent times call for calm, focused money management

Apr 15, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Turbulent markets often lead people to worry about their financial security, so it’s important to gut-check your emotions and remain calm and disciplined in your approach to investing.

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Biodiversity: Invest in the world's most valuable asset

Apr 15, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

At first glance, biodiversity may seem like an out-of-place topic when it comes to investing. In recent years, however, it has become clear that biodiversity and nature loss pose potential systemic risks to society, business and the economy.

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Rally realities

Apr 12, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

It’s been a nearly unprecedented winning streak for U.S. stocks. But in this heady atmosphere there are vulnerabilities to keep top of mind. We dig into these, and how to position portfolios to balance the risks and opportunities.

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

Apr 04, 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

Apr 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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