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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

Update on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Summary of Federal Fiscal and Tax Measures to Support Canadians and Businesses

COVID-19 Podcast

February 02: In this episode, Sylvain Brisebois, National Sales Manager, BMO Private Wealth is joined by Larry Zelvin, Head, BMO Financial Crimes Unit, for an insightful discussion on the rise in cybersecurity threats and steps we can take to better protect ourselves in the digital world.

Succession Planning for the Family Farm

This article addresses common questions asked by our agricultural clients regarding succession planning of the family farm.

Netflix at Home or Theme Park Thrills?

July 9, 2020: The monthly Global Markets Commentary – Netflix at Home or Theme Park Thrills?, prepared by Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Private Wealth, provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.

America’s Post-Pandemic Economic Prospects

June 29, 2020: After dealing with the steepest, deepest, and fastest recession in history, there are clear indications that the U.S. economy has begun the first stages of recovery. In this report, we delve deeper into the prospects for economic recovery in the months and years ahead, including what sectors will lead, and which will be constrained. While there are serious challenges ahead for the economy, there are also important reasons to remain positive on the medium-term outlook.

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.

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 2020 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 2021

While most Canadians are aware of the April 30 personal income tax filing deadline, there are other important tax deadlines that must be observed over the course of the year – especially if you want to take advantage of certain tax deductions and credits. This calendar summarizes several important dates on the tax calendar and offers some tips to help you with your overall wealth planning. Where a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), the deadline is generally extended to the next business day.

Managing Your Wealth

Wealth Planning Facts & Figures

This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.

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.

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 Markets Commentary

The monthly Global Markets Commentary provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.

Global Equity Weekly

A look at what happened in the equity markets over the past week and an update on the earnings reports.

Investment Strategy: 2021 Market Outlook

BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.

Current News / Affairs

2021 Federal Budget Review

On April 19, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented her first Federal Budget from the minority Liberal government in the House of Commons. Since the government did not introduce a budget in 2020 because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first Federal Budget in more than two years.

Education and Knowledge

Contribution Reminder for Your RRSP / TFSA / RESP

Maximizing the value of your registered plans by making annual contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (“RRSP”), Tax-Free Savings Account (“TFSA”), and Registered Education Savings Plan (“RESP”) is an important wealth planning strategy. By making your annual contribution(s) early in the year, you’ll benefit from the tax-sheltered growth all year long.

Teaching your children about money

When a child starts to receive or earn their own money through an allowance, family gifts or a part-time job, their natural instinct is to spend it all. However, it’s never too early to start teaching children the importance of savings, and to respect the fact that money can also serve other goals, like sharing it to help others.