Sal Guatieri is a Senior Economist and Director at BMO Capital Markets, with two decades experience as a macro economist. With BMO Financial Group since 1994, his main responsibilities include analyzing and forecasting the U.S. and Canadian economies, housing markets, interest rates and exchange rates. He is a regular commentator on economic and financial market trends to the media. Prior to joining BMO, Sal worked at the Bank of Canada, contributing to the staff’s quarterly economic projection and analyzing foreign exchange markets. Sal received his Masters degree in Economics from Queen’s University in 1990. He was Secretary for the Toronto Association for Business and Economics from 2000 to 2010.