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Redder: Updating our U.S. Recession Scorecard

Jun 13, 2024 |Jim Allworth

Midway through 2024, changes in our U.S. Recession Scorecard signal rising economic risks for equity investors in the second half of the year.

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Longevity: How science is extending healthspans

Jun 10, 2024 |RBC Wealth Management

Amid an innovation revolution in biotech that stands to not only transform our lives but also impact investment portfolios, what should investors be looking for?

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BoC-Fed divergence: In it for the long haul?

Jun 06, 2024 |Josh Nye

The BoC lowered its policy rate, and we think it will continue to cut rates sooner and faster than the Fed. We discuss why fixed income investors outside the U.S. should consider U.S. exposure where rates are likely to remain higher for longer.

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Longevity: Cracking the ageing code

Jun 04, 2024 |Frédérique Carrier

Science is developing ways to slow, stall, and possibly even reverse ageing. We explore the most promising advances and the link between scientific breakthroughs and intriguing investments.

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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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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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