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Publications

COVID-19 Update
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.
COVID-19 Podcast
May 8, 2020: 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 why we should beware of drawing parallels between today and the Great Depression.
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.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
April 14, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, on March 18, 2020, the federal government announced an initial economic proposal that included many significant fiscal and tax measures. Since this date, several measures have been enacted into law and additional measures proposed to boost the amount of support to Canadians and businesses.Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan provides a summary of select measures that impact individuals and businesses. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
Tax Tips For Investors
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.
Consider Tax-Loss Selling in Your Year-End Planning
This article explains how tax-loss selling works, and what to consider before implementing the strategy.
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.
Tax Slips Overview
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.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Themes
Wealth Themes is a monthly compilation of timely articles and tools from our experts and other BMO Financial Group partners.
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.
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.
Take the Guesswork Out of Interest Rates With a Laddered Bond Strategy
The attached article, Take the Guesswork Out of Interest Rates With a Laddered Bond Strategy, explains the benefits of bond ladders and provides strategies for implementing a laddered bond strategy within your portfolio.
Insurance Considerations
Insurance Considerations for Business Owners and Incorporated Professionals
Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This is a helpful resource summarizing important tax, retirement and estate planning information.
Estate & Succession Planning
Planning for the Family Vacation Property
If you own a vacation property, this provides information on the tax consequences of selling a second home and highlights important estate planning considerations, if your plan is to keep your vacation property in the family for the next generation.
Estate planning for complex family dynamics
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.
Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan
This article discusses common digital asset considerations and important information for making sure they are properly addressed in your estate plan.
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
Research
Rates Scenario
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Outlines the firm’s short and medium-term interest rate and foreign exchange rate forecasts.
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.
The Goods
A Monthly Commodity Watch-Tracks BMO Capital Market's Commodity Price Index and provides commentary and forecasts.
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Equity Strategy
Strategic commentary on equities and an overview of financial markets.
Focus
Focus is a weekly financial digest.
Monthly Market Commentary
The Monthly Market Commentary, written by the BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team, provides investors with an overview of recent events and their impact on the equity and fixed income markets.
Wealth Experience Podcast
Tune into The Wealth Experience podcast channel for an exclusive BMO Wealth Management Podcast.
Education and Knowledge
NetWorth, Winter 2020
Our current newsletter is available at the above link.
Periodic Table of Asset Class Returns
As the Periodic Table of Returns demonstrates, your portfolio should be well diversified amongst global asset classes to enhance return and reduce risk. Click to read more.
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.
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.
Impact of Sequence of Returns on Your Retirement Portfolio
This examines the detrimental effects of negative returns at the beginning of retirement, as retirees withdraw from their capital; in turn, causing erosion of retirement savings.