Publications

Responsible Investing

For many, 2020 was seen as a “critical year for addressing climate change.” Riding on a wave of environmental activism, the hope was that the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), scheduled in November of last year, would solidify plans to reduce global carbon emissions. Instead, COVID-19 and anti-racism movements refocused public attention, overshadowing many pressing environmental concerns and postponing COP26. But while this period of upheaval seems to have sidelined the momentum that environmental concerns were gaining, the social inequalities revealed have pushed many conscious investors to explore sustainable investments — specifically those focused on companies with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) principles.

Financial Planning

Don’t let common money myths stand in the way of pursuing your financial goals. Just because a belief is widespread doesn’t mean it’s true. Some of these money myths may be sidetracking your financial success.

Covid-19 Update

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.

Post-Pandemic Economy: Building a Bridge

April 17, 2020 - _Marketing HQ

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.

Other

BMO Nesbitt Burns Gateway®

September 13, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

This article provides an overview of the information and tools available through Gateway. A key feature of Gateway is the ability to access your BMO Nesbitt Burns account statements and trade confirmations electronically by signing up for eDocuments.

Tax Planning Strategies

2023_Personal Tax Calendar

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

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.

Tax Tips For Investors

September 12, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Knowing how tax rules affect your investments is essential to maximizing your after-tax return. In addition, keeping up to date on changes to the tax rules ensures that you take advantage of all the tax savings available to Canadian-resident individuals. This article provides an overview of select strategies to assist you in reducing your tax bill.

Tax Slips Overview

September 12, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

In an effort to help simplify your tax preparation efforts, we are providing you with a brief overview of the various tax slips and supporting documents you may receive from BMO, and their expected mailing dates.

The CRA’s Foreign Reporting Requirements

September 12, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

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.

Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Although Canadian snowbirds reside in the U.S. for only a part of the year, there is the potential of being considered a U.S. resident and, in turn, having to pay U.S. income tax on the same basis as a permanent U.S. resident. This article outlines how the U.S. government determines whether you are a resident for income tax purposes; namely, it covers the criteria for meeting the Substantial Presence Test, Closer Connection Exception and the Canada U.S. Income Tax Treaty Tie-Breaker Rules.

Managing Your Wealth

Wealth Themes

August 17, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.

2023 Wealth Planning Facts & Figures

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

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

BMO Wealth Institute Report

December 5, 2018 - _Marketing HQ

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.

Estate & Succession Planning

Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.

Preparing Your Last Will and Testament

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

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.

Estate Information Organizer

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

This is designed to help your family, executor (referred to as a “liquidator” in Quebec), or Power of Attorney for Property (referred to as a “mandatory” in Quebec) locate all of your important documents and other information needed to administer your estate or act as your Power of Attorney for Property

Estate planning for complex family dynamics

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Today, the modern family comes in many different shapes and sizes; this diversity is having an impact on family relationships and the way families interact when addressing estate planning.

Research

Rates Scenario

September 14, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Rates Scenario

Economic and Market Updates

Investment Strategy: 2023 Market Outlook

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

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

Global Equity Weekly

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Global Equity Weekly

FOCUS

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

FOCUS

Wealth Experience Podcast

September 2, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.

Current News / Affairs

2022 Federal Budget Review

September 1, 2022 - _Marketing HQ

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented her second Budget (and first from the re-elected minority Federal Liberal government) in the House of Commons on April 7, 2022.

Education and Knowledge

At BMO, we take your security seriously. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information you entrust to us. It is also important to know how to keep your information secure. This article provides a few simple ways you can protect yourself online, as well as some key reminders for detecting fraud. Please be reminded that these are suggestions and we recommend that you speak to a technology professional about your digital security.