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BMO Expert Perspectives: COVID-19 Economic & Social Impacts

BMO Financial Group CEO Darryl White is joined by a diverse group of experts for this compelling discussion on the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how businesses  and investors succeed and grow during challenging times.

Historical volatility

Recent volatility occurred quickly but is still within historical norms. Despite an average intra-year drawdown of 15% over the last 20 years, the S&P 500 finished positive in 15 of 20 years.

Market chart - Recent historic volatility still within calendar year norms - Chart image

Amounts shown are in USD. For illustrative purposes only.

Returns are not symmetrical

It becomes increasingly difficult to break-even on investments following a substantial drawdown, making downside protection an important consideration.

Amounts shown are in USD. For illustrative purposes only.

Patience can pay off

Even after the two worst drawdowns in the last 25 years (tech bubble and financial crisis), investors who avoided selling would have likely recovered their losses within 5 years or less.

Market charts - Patience can pay off

Amounts shown are in USD. For illustrative purposes only.

BMO may help smooth the ride

These BMO solutions have the ability to invest in asset classes that offer both defensive and offensive potential, positioning the portfolios for performance in any market.

Investment strategies to consider for market volatility

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