Market Review

May 2020 Market Recap

2020 continues to be a tumultuous year.  While we are still figuring out the impacts of Covid-19 we now are dealing with flaring tensions from policing tactics and racial tensions.  While we at Beacon Hill stand with both peaceful protests and peaceful, safe policing, we maintain focus on our task to analyze markets and our …

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April Fools! S&P continues bounceback for a 17% gain

March was the longest year, but April seemed like a quick week.  The S&P’s 17% gain for April made it the best April in several decades, continuing its 30% bounceback from the thrashing it bounced back from since late March.  The long March and short April brought a few points home. Emotions are not an …

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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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