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BMO Smarter Investing

Nov 30, 2023

All is not well with the world’s second-largest economy. What do China’s recent economic struggles mean for the global economy and investors? BMO Senior Economist Sal Guatieri is joined by Art Woo, Director and senior economist at BMO, to assess whether China’s economy can remain an engine of global growth.


Oct 25, 2023

The highest borrowing costs since before the financial crisis of 2008 have upset investors’ assumptions of asset values, threatening to up-end housing prices. Long-term rates have climbed, alongside the highest policy rates in two decades, but no one expected those rates to scale 16-year peaks. So what does this mean...

Sep 22, 2023

Housing affordability impacts everyone, from home buyers, to renters, to investors. BMO Senior Economist Sal Guatieri delves into the issue for both Canada and the United States, discussing how we got here and where affordability may be going, as well as implications for the economy and investors.


Aug 11, 2023

After one of the most aggressive tightening cycles in decades, it looks like central banks are making decent progress in taming inflation, opening the door for a rare soft landing for the economy. BMO Chief Economist Douglas Porter and Senior Economist Sal Guatieri discuss prospects for inflation, interest rates and the...

Jun 15, 2023

Commercial real estate will no doubt face challenges in the year ahead, but the sector facing the toughest test will be office buildings. BMO Senior Economist Sal Guatieri takes a look at what the four main commercial real estate segments can expect, as they weather the storm of rising interest rates, tighter...