Global Investment Forum 2019

An outlook for the economy and markets in 2020 and beyond.

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Themes from the 2019 Global Investment Forum

Episode 94: Every fall, BMO brings together investment strategists, economists, and leaders from across the industry to develop a medium-term outlook on the global markets.  With topics ranging from decarbonization and climate change to globalization and the risk of a U.S. recession, the Global Investment Forum helps paint a comprehensive picture of what may drive your clients’ portfolios in the years ahead.
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The Low Volatility Anomaly

Equities with lower than average volatility have delivered superior returns over a period spanning many decades. This is surprising because it is commonly believed that return is supposed to be related to risk (ex: higher-risk stocks should deliver higher returns).
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The only certainty is uncertainty: Looking for answers in 2019

The global growth slowdown, rising trade tensions, plummeting oil prices, monetary policy anxiety and restive European politics cannot help but leave investors with a raft of questions heading into 2019.

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