Cracking the Fed’s Code

With 2024 underway, our attention returns to central banks’ messaging. What we’re looking for is a clear indication of the timing of interest rate cuts—monetary policy, in our view, is the key to certainty about the upcoming year.

10 Big Investment Trends for 2024

This is a special issue of BMO GAM’s Monthly House View. Our usual format will return in January. From higher interest rates to near-record inflation, 2023 tested investors’ mettle.

Stocking Up for a Holiday Rally

The technical recession we’ve been waiting on for months finally seems to have arrived in Canada.

Time to redeploy cash for fixed income?

Fixed income investors are enduring a historical drawdawn that began in August 2020, but we think they should refresh their perspective on the asset class as we head into 2024.

An Economy at a Crossroads

As we emerge from a period of seasonality in which markets pulled back and investor nervousness shone through as expected, the focus now shifts to the gradual deterioration of the economy.

Sidestepping Cracks in Uncertain Markets

For the past several months, we’ve emphasized that the near-term
economic outlook is relatively healthy, and that it’s not yet time to shift to
a more defensive stance.

Prices Cool in a Scorching Summer: What Happens Next?

As the end of the summer approaches, the biggest story in markets is economic resilience.

Staying the Course Through Choppy Waters

As we enter the second half of 2023, choppier markets appear to lay ahead—though the timing of that turbulence remains an open question.

Know When to Hold ’Em

Royal flush cards

Poker players know that before you go all-in, it’s crucial to have as much information as possible. It’s no different for investors.

Are the Bears Ready to Hibernate?

Bright sunlight outside the entrance to a room carved from stone centuries ago at Keşlik Monastery, in Turkey's Cappadocia region.

We’ve advocated for a balanced position as we waited for the bulls and bears to fight it out.
Now, we can start seeing a slight advantage for the bears.