BMO Capital Markets to Donate C$1.6 Million Following 16th Annual Equity Through Education Trading Day

  • Annual program donates a day’s worth of trading commissions generated by BMO Capital Markets globally
  • Has raised over C$26 million and supported more than 5000 students since 2005

TORONTO, NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – BMO Capital Markets today announced that its 2020 Equity Through Education trading day raised C$1.6 million toward educational assistance for students in North America and the UK.

Every year, BMO Capital Markets donates a day of institutional equity trading commissions from the U.S., Canada and the UK to charities helping under-privileged students through scholarships, bursaries and other academic programs. Since the program’s introduction in 2005, over C$26 million has been raised and more than 5000 students have been provided with greater access to education.

“I’m proud of our Equity Through Education trading day, an annual event that helps us to boldly grow the good, even during these extraordinary times,” said

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Lakers oust Rockets: James Harden has flaws, but trading for Russell Westbrook is what closed Houston’s window

The Houston Rockets were eliminated from the 2020 NBA playoffs on Saturday, as the Los Angeles Lakers completed a gentleman’s sweep with a 119-96 victory in Game 5. On its face, it’s not a surprising result. The Rockets were a No. 4 seed. They needed seven games to squeak past the Thunder in the first round. The Lakers are a No. 1 seed. They have, irrefutably, two of the top three players still alive in the playoffs. They’re a bigger and better team than Houston. 

But somewhere along the line we attached inflated expectations to the Rockets, in part because they have James Harden, in part because it’s been burned into our heads that their mathematic approach to basketball somehow makes them less beholden to the actual talent on their roster, and also because we all still remember them coming this close to knocking off the Kevin Durant-Steph Curry Warriors

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