{{r.fundCode}} {{r.fundName}} {{r.series}} {{r.assetClass}}

Welcome to the new RBC iShares digital experience.

Find all things ETFs here: investment strategies, products, insights and more.

We anticipate that with the economic recovery from the pandemic progressing into next year, earnings growth will be driven by the Industrials, Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors. Loan growth and consumer spending are gaining momentum as the economy reopens, which has helped offset the impact of low interest rates in Canada and the U.S.

The Fed is focused on achieving maximum employment and seems convinced that the recent jump in inflation should ease as supply-chain congestion is relieved and demand shifts from goods to services. We expect financial markets to be volatile over the next few months and intend to use any market decline to increase our exposure.

The backdrop for European equities is somewhat mixed. Certain leading indicators in Europe have peaked, but earnings estimates are still being raised and there is good policy support, both fiscal and monetary. We believe that ‘tail risk’ events – occurrences that are unlikely but are an important consideration in assessing portfolio risks – will become more frequent.

The regulatory threat confronting Chinese growth stocks is unlikely to dissipate in the near term, leading to a rotation into India. We expect Asian economies to expand gradually in the months ahead, with growth gaining momentum amid rising demand for exports and increased domestic consumption.

In our view, the more limited emerging-market policy response means that emerging-market central banks may have an easier time navigating their way out of the pandemic. We believe that financial companies are well positioned to benefit as the number of businesses and individuals making use of loans, insurance and other financial services continues to expand.

Executive summary

The economic rebound from last year’s deep recession is now behind us and some of the extreme dislocations that resulted from the pandemic are moderating. While the economy is slowing, growth remains robust and consumers are well positioned to support the expansion. Bond yields remain unsustainably low and we continue to prefer equities as surging corporate profits have pushed the bull market to new highs.

Stack of papers

Economy

The need to continue the unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus is less obvious and a reversal would be a headwind for growth in 2022.

Fixed income

Real, or after-inflation, rates of interest are deeply negative, suggesting that savers are subsidizing spenders, a situation that we don’t think can persist.

Equities

Although valuations are elevated, we think stocks can still deliver modest returns given low interest rates, transitory inflation and sustained corporate-profit growth.

Resources

Subscribed, thank you!

You will get notifications straight to your inbox when new publications are released.

Join our mailing list!

Sign up to receive the latest insights from RBC GAM thought leaders. Market commentary, economic insights, and current investment trends delivered straight to your inbox.

This weekly update brings you the latest thinking from RBC Global Asset Management's Chief Economist Eric Lascelles.

Your source for the latest market updates and thought leadership from RBC GAM. Including the monthly economic webcast from Chief Economist Eric Lascelles.

Every quarter, the RBC GAM Investment Strategy Committee (RISC) develops a detailed global investment forecast. Read their latest thinking in this in-depth quarterly report and watch videos that highlight their views.


{{ subErrorText }} By signing up, I agree to receive the indicated publication by email from RBC Global Asset Management Inc. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to the Privacy Policy or contact us for more details.
{{ subButtonText}}