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Is the Fed behind the recent rally in U.S. stocks and corporate bonds?

Jan 21, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The record run for stocks has coincided with the expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet. Are risk asset rallies being fueled by the Fed or fundamentals?

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Equities and the U.S.-Iran conflict

Jan 10, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

We look at why it’s not too surprising markets were not overly rattled by the U.S.-Iran saber-rattling, and why we’re still constructive on equities.

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Buying power: Will the U.S. consumer drive economic growth in 2020?

Jan 08, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

RBC Capital Markets’ chief U.S. economist Tom Porcelli sees the longest-ever economic expansion continuing, underpinned by a healthy U.S. consumer.

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Learning from the FIRE movement and retirement planning

Dec 23, 2019 |RBC Wealth Management

What is the FIRE movement, and how can it help prepare you for financial independence and a happy retirement?

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What should equity investors look for in 2020?

Dec 20, 2019 |Kelly Bogdanova

We like the set-up for U.S. equities, but there’s plenty for investors to think about, and it’s prudent to be tuned in to the challenges in 2020.

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Stop blocking your own path to leadership

Dec 16, 2019 |Kristen Kimmell

Studies has shown the majority of leadership positions are held by men in financial services. This challenge isn’t unique to just finance.

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The Fed’s “insurance” cuts look set to pay off

Dec 13, 2019 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed thinks its rate cuts will reduce economic uncertainty and a phase one trade deal appears at hand. Will either shift the investing landscape?

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Plan your children’s destination wedding without derailing your retirement plans

Dec 10, 2019 |RBC Wealth Management

Luxury destination weddings can create lasting memories, but they also present special challenges for planning, especially when it comes to finances.

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Five strategies for taking your required minimum distributions

Dec 10, 2019 |RBC Wealth Management

Here are five strategies to help high-net-worth individuals navigate required minimum distributions and protect their financial legacy.

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Low rates and easy central bank policy: A solution turning into a problem?

Nov 25, 2019 |Thomas Garretson, CFA, Mikhial Pasic, CFA

As central banks turn to the well-worn easy money policy playbook, we ponder the limits to these policies and whether they may cause future problems.

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