Begin your next chapter with confidence. Starting over can be difficult. You’ve spent most of your adult life building relationships, a career, a place to call home and maybe a family. If you are widowed or divorced and suddenly find yourself starting over again, it can be intimidating looking at your uncertain future. You’re probably wondering ‘what’s next in life and how do I even get started?’
Canadian investors, along with most investors around the world, tend to have a “home bias,” meaning they invest a large portion of their assets in domestic markets. By only considering sector diversification in Canada an investor could be potentially holding a riskier portfolio than if diversified globally. As the Periodic Table of Returns demonstrates, your portfolio should be well diversified amongst global asset classes to enhance return and reduce risk.
Caring for an ailing family member or friend is a reality for almost 5 million Canadians between the ages of 45 and 64, with almost 50% of that group caring for an aging parent.
Since Canada represents only a small portion of the world’s capitalization, it may make sense to include some foreign investments in your portfolio. However, it is important to understand Canadian and other foreign tax implications of owning investments outside of Canada.
Knowing how the tax rules affect your investments is essential. Tax strategies that you should consider such as income splitting, charitable giving and estate planning.
Make better investment choices by understanding and reducing bias. BMO Wealth Management provides insights and strategies around wealth planning and financial decisions to better prepare you for a confident financial future.
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
Strategic commentary on equity and fixed income as well as an overview of fixed income markets.
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
A quarterly publication written by BMO Subject Matter Experts on a variety of timely and relevant wealth management topics.