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Research

Education and Knowledge
Investing Handbook
Understanding the Three Major Asset Classes:Cash, Bonds and Stocks
Contribution Reminder for Your BMO Nesbitt Burns RRSP / TFSA / RESP
These plans represent highly effective ways for you to save for retirement, your children’s (or grandchildren’s) education and other long-term goals, while providing significant tax-saving opportunities. Here are some important details about each.
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.
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.
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.
Investment Advice
This article offers a look at how the BMO Capital Markets team is comprised and the notable credentials they’ve achieved.
Registered Retirement Income Funds
Selecting the right retirement income option for your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is one of the most important financial and estate planning decisions you’ll make. Click to read on about how you can benefit from an RRSP.
Economic and Market Updates
Portfolio Strategy
Strategic commentary and an overview of financial markets.
Equity Strategy
Strategic commentary on equities and an overview of financial markets.
Focus
FOCUS: A Weekly Financial Digest
Fixed Income Strategy
Strategic commentary on fixed income and an overview of fixed income markets.
Investment Strategy: 2018 Market Outlook
BMO’s outlook on the equity markets featuring Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, to help you prepare for the coming year.
Evaluating Portfolio Performance
The attached article, Evaluating Portfolio Performance, discusses the different benchmarks and indices that you can use, but also discusses the concept of goals-based investing.
Eligible Dividend Income
This report provides an overview on the taxation of eligible dividends, in light of recent changes.
Managing Your Wealth
2018 Wealth Planning Facts & Figures
This 2-page summary includes relevant and important tax, retirement, and estate planning information.
Meeting With Your Financial Advisor As A Couple
According to a BMO Financial Group study,1 87 per cent of married persons or those in a serious relationship reported having a discussion with their partner about retirement; however, just 25 per cent of these engaged in a detailed discussion about retirement, and fewer than half covered key topics about what their ideal retirement will look like and how they’ll achieve their retirement goals.
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.
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.
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.
Registered Retirement Income Funds
Tax Planning
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.
Personal Tax Calendar 2018
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 2018 and summarizes important tax deadlines and provides some planning tips for you to consider throughout the coming year.
Year-End Tax Planning Tips
While tax planning should be a year-round activity, this publication outlines some tax planning opportunities that may help you reduce your tax bill for the current year.
New Tax Rules May Affect Your Estate Plan
New tax legislation which originated from the 2014 Federal Budget will take effect on January 1, 2016. These changes will have significant implications for existing and future testamentary, spousal, alter-ego and joint-partner trusts, as well as affecting testamentary charitable gifts. This article provides a brief summary of the upcoming changes.
Canadian Snowbirds and U.S. Income Tax
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.