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Shaking up corporate Japan

Feb 22, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

The Nikkei 225 recently climbed past its all-time closing high. We explore the factors behind investors’ enthusiasm and explain why a disappointing macroeconomic backdrop is not seen as obstacle.

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Positioning for inflation shocks

Feb 15, 2024 |Sean Killin

Geopolitical tensions and policy uncertainty are driving inflation risks. We look at the potential role of fixed income in portfolio positioning.

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Audio commentary | Investing in 2024: Your questions, our answers

Feb 15, 2024 |Tylar Lunke, Janet Engels, and Alan Robinson

Janet, Tylar, and Alan share the key questions on investors’ minds along with RBC Wealth Management’s perspectives on the forces shaping markets.

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Four strategies to prepare your portfolio for market volatility

Feb 15, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Formulating a plan with the guidance of a financial advisor can help keep investors on track through the ups and downs of the markets.

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Are banks facing a real estate reckoning?

Feb 08, 2024 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

Despite the hard realities of mounting losses on real estate loans, we think a fair dose of hyperbole is going around. We dissect the problem before arguing the overall U.S. banking system is healthy and able to weather any volatility ahead.

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The death of (traditional) value

Feb 07, 2024 |Kyle Bergacker, CFA

We think investors willing to expand their traditional investment toolset to incorporate extra-financial factors stand to reap superior returns over time.

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When a Fed push results in a market shove

Feb 02, 2024 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

Fed Chair Jerome Powell tried to push back on near-term rate cut expectations, but markets shoved right back.

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Shipping risks underestimated?

Jan 25, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

With the Suez and Panama Canals operating below capacity, global shipping costs are climbing. We explore the corporate highs and lows from the situation and those that may benefit and those that may lose out.

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Runners

Can small-cap equities go the distance?

Jan 18, 2024 |Kelly Bogdanova

After a strong rally to end 2023, U.S. small caps gave back much of their gains. We explore whether the asset class warrants patience from investors.

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Incorporating transition and carbon investing into your portfolio

Jan 16, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

The sector of transition investing is rapidly growing. Businesses working to transition to net zero are preparing and adapting for future policy, legal and regulatory regimes, evolving consumer preferences, new technologies, etc.

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