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Business Advisory & Succession Planning
Five Best Practices for Business Owners During Uncertain Times
The BMO Business Advisory and Transition Planning team has outlined five best practices to help business owners focus and manage their business effectively.
COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Podcast
Back to School and COVID: On August 11, BMO hosted a discussion with Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD, and Mike Stritch, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Wealth Management. Dr. Whyte provided his unique perspective on school reopening considerations in light of COVID.
Update on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
July 29, 2020: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government recently expanded and extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to December 2020 and the Canada Revenue Agency recently deferred the payment due date for current year individual, corporate, and trust income tax returns to September 30, 2020. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Beware of the Parallels Between Today and the Great Depression
May 4, 2020: There is an interesting paradox occurring today where the current economic and market environment is described as ‘unprecedented,’ yet there are consistent parallels drawn between the present circumstances and the Great Depression of the early twentieth century.
Philanthropy Emergency Response Guide
April 30, 2020: As we all adapt to these extraordinary times, many are also considering how to best support those who are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BMO Philanthropic Advisory Services team has developed this Philanthropy Emergency Response Guide containing timely and relevant information on making an impact during the COVID-19 crisis through philanthropy.
Post-Pandemic Economy: Building a Bridge
April 17th: While policymakers, markets, and businesses are all still dealing with the effect and extent of the deep economic downturn, attention is turning to what the economy will look like after the storm. Special report prepared by BMO Capital Markets Economic Research.
Oil Hits Another Slick Patch
April 21, 2020: Once again history was made as U.S. crude oil futures plunged below zero for the first time in known history on Monday. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) for May delivery fell from Friday’s price of $18 to negative $37.63 during Monday trading. This implies that instead of sellers receiving payment for their barrels of oil, they would be expected to pay the buyers to take delivery of their oil.
Portfolio construction during these challenging times
On April 14, Sylvain Brisebois, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth, spoke with Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investment Management, BMO Private Wealth to discuss portfolio construction during these challenging times.
Next chapter of this market volatility
On April 14, Sylvain Brisebois, Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth, spoke with Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, BMO Capital Markets to discuss what the next chapter of this market volatility could look like.
In the Eye of the Coronavirus and Oil Storm
March 12, 2020: The BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team prepared a report that provides perspective on the Coronavirus, the oil market-share war, and their impact on the markets. As a reminder, it is always important to maintain a long-term perspective on your investment strategy. Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your investment portfolio.
Unprecedented
March 19, 2020: The BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team prepared a report that provides perspective on the on the unprecedented shock COVID-19 has had on equity and fixed income markets. As a reminder, it is always important to maintain a long-term perspective on your investment strategy. Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your investment portfolio.
Perspectives on Investing & the Covid-19 Impact
April 6, 2020: The impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to change each week. Here are some current perspectives for investors during these uncertain times.
Extra-ordinary Measures for Extra-ordinary Times
March 24, 2020: Lesley Marks, CFA, Chief Investment Strategist BMO Private Wealth, reviews the most recent measures taken by policy-makers to prevent a financial crisis from the global pandemic.
Tax Planning Strategies
Completing Your 2019 Income Tax Return – Checklist
As the tax filing deadline approaches, here are some reminders to help ensure you’re prepared to file your personal income tax return, and that you maximize your tax savings.
Personal Tax Calendar 2020
Tax planning should be a year round activity, in order to maximize the savings opportunities available to you. The Personal Tax Calendar has been updated for 2020 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Managing Your Wealth
Having a TFSA works
Having a TFSA works. Get one working for you. Whether you’re saving for a new car, a home purchase, your child’s education or retirement, a TFSA can help you reach your financial goals sooner.
Wealth Planning for Uncertain Times
April 30, 2020: In times of uncertainty and market volatility, creating or updating your wealth plan will help to keep you focused on the long-term and can provide reassurance that your goals remain achievable.
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
Understanding Risk
The attached article, Understanding Risk: Not All Risk is Created Equally provides an overview on the subject. It identifies some common types of risk and also discusses some measurements of risk and some techniques that can be used to help mitigate against it.
Are All Fees Created Equally?
With upfront knowledge of the cost of investing, you’re able to focus on developing a long-term plan that respects your tolerance for risk and will help you reach your wealth management objectives.
Estate & Succession Planning
Preparing Your Last Will and Testament
The attached article – Preparing Your Last Will and Testament – explains various aspects of Will preparation including, the importance of appointing an appropriate executor, life events that warrant a Will review and the use of testamentary trusts.
Economic and Market Updates
Global Equity Weekly
A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.
Monthly Market Commentary - Lesley Marks
Investment Strategy: 2020 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
Education and Knowledge
The Benefits of Going Paperless with BMO Nesbitt Burns Gateway
This article outlines the advantages of converting to eStatements as well as Gateway’s valuable features, such as detailed real-time account information and leading market research.