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September 2020

Turning up the heat on a boiling pot

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created a vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court with only weeks until the November election.

September 2020

Interest rates: Lower for longer…or forever?

On September 16, 2020, we received further confirmation that the Fed is prepared to provide whatever support the economy needs including further action should the recovery tail off.

August 2020

U.S. presidential election outlook

As the 2020 election season heats up, it is important to understand the investment implications of a potential change in government versus the status quo.

July 2020

COVID-19 isn’t going away

We think the most detrimental economic effects of the virus are unlikely to return, though the human cost may become more painful yet in the U.S.

March 2020

BMO Expert Perspectives: COVID-19 Economic and Social Impacts

BMO Financial Group CEO Darryl White was joined by a diverse group of experts for a discussion on the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

Fear the Bear?

With the sharp downward price action on the S&P 500 on March 9, we are now very close to a bear market, 11 years to the day of the Financial Crisis low.

March 2020

Super Tuesday: Biden breaks out

Former Vice President Joe Biden racked up a large delegate count on Super Tuesday making him the favorite to win the Democratic nomination for President.

March 2020

A rate cut – but is it enough?

On the morning of March 3, the Federal Reserve announced an emergency rate cut of 0.5% (target range of 1% to 1.25%) in response to concerns around the spread of the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19.

February 2020

U.S. consumers: Confident amid the crosswinds

Signals from labor markets, household balance sheets and consumer sentiment suggest that room for optimism remains and the consumer can persist as a driver of the economic cycle.

December 2019

2020 outlook: Less yin (dark), more yang (light)

Our outlook for 2020 is relatively positive for risk assets. Uncertainties remain, but some of the clouds have lifted and the economic landscape looks reasonably good.

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