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COVID-19 Update

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.

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.

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.

Tax Planning Strategies

The CRA’s Foreign Reporting Requirements

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.

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.

Estate & Succession Planning

Estate Information Organizer

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

Economic and Market Updates

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.

Education and Knowledge

BMO Experts Share Their Most Important Investment Lessons

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, many investors agree that they’ve made a few mistakes along the way. In the attached article we asked four BMO Financial Group experts to share the most important lessons they’ve learned during their careers as investment professionals. The lessons learned, some which may be familiar to you, provide insight and best practices to consider when investing and managing your portfolio.