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November 2019

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.

November 2019

Are we closer to a U.S. recession?

Fears of a U.S. recession are widespread. These worries have been fed by the inverted Treasury bond yield curve – a reliable predictor of recessions in the past. Trade tensions increase the risks.

November 2019

Auto breakdown in Germany?

Selling massive volumes of high-value cars across the world has been one of the foundations of Germany’s economic strength in recent decades. But as the structural switch to electric gets under way, this highly successful model faces severe challenges.

November 2019

Has monetary policy reached its limits?

With interest rates at rock bottom and the impact of financial asset purchasing programs apparently waning, central banks are running out of monetary policy options for tackling the next global economic slowdown.

November 2019

Life after Brexit

The UK’s departure from the European Union will undoubtedly be a seismic event for the country. While the hit to growth of a no-deal outcome is potentially very serious, we at least see a dynamic UK service sector continuing to reach out successfully around the world.

November 2019

The challenge of decarbonization

If the target of zero net carbon emissions is to be met and dangerous global temperature rises avoided, we will need to make fundamental changes to the way we live.

November 2019

The end of globalization?

Globalization has fueled the strong growth in the world economy over the last quarter-century. But the pendulum now appears to be swinging against it.

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