posts by Clint - Beacon Hill Investment Advisory, LLC

Pandemic + Massive Stimulus = Big Impact

Our Perspective for Individual Investors and Businesses Executive Summary: Stimulus at a breathtaking, alarming scale The suddenness in the mandated halt in the economy due to the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented.  Alarmed at the outlook of a crashing economy, the government has pulled out all the stops.  This is a firehose response that makes the …

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Covid-19’s Impact on Main Street and Wall Street

Impact on the Market Covid-19’s impact on the financial markets and the real economy has been severe and historically fast.  In our March newsletter, we mentioned the market had experienced its “fastest 10% drop from an all-time high” and that “you can quickly daisy-chain a set of scenarios that begins to impact corporate profits significantly.”  …

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Market Reaction to Coronavirus

Fears of contagion of the Coronavirus triggered the market to experience it’s fastest 10% drop from an all time high last week and prompted the Fed to slash the Fed funds rate by .5%.  This is an interesting market development; on it’s face such a small percentage of the population has been directly affected however …

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Opportunity Zone Update: New IRS Language Clarifies Lingering Issues

The IRS recently cleared significant hurdles for investors interested in Opportunity Zone Funds with the release of its second set of Treasury regulations regarding Opportunity Zone investments. Beacon Hill will focus on Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (“QOZF”) that invest primarily in real estate, and this summary will address that space. The potential tax advantages for …

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Opportunity Zone Fund Update

The landscape for Qualified Opportunity Zone funds continues to develop and show promise.  While favorable taxation should never trump underlying investment merits, this strikes us at Beacon Hill as one of the most promising arrows in our quiver for maximizing a selling business owner’s after tax returns. Rigid Requirements Create Potential Pitfalls The first set …

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