posts by Mark Fissel - Beacon Hill Investment Advisory, LLC

September 2020

Monthly Market Recap from Clint Edgington, CFA In our last market update, we felt the market is constantly trying to handicap “how the COVID-19 Pandemic will be solved, when…, and how much permanent damage…”.  In short, the market liked the news on that front throughout August as case counts began to once again moderate and news of vaccine developments and timelines generally became …

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Back-to-College Insurance Needs

The COVID-19 crisis has created uncertainty about the college experience this fall, and insurance might not be at the top of your to-do list. But if you have a college student returning to campus, it’s important to consider these three types of coverage. Health Insurance Health-care policies vary among schools, so be sure you understand …

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Accumulating Funds for Short-Term Goals

Stock market volatility in 2020 has clearly reinforced at least one important investing principle: Short-term goals typically require a conservative investment approach. If your portfolio loses 20% of its value due to a temporary event, it would require a 25% gain just to regain that loss. This could take months or even years to achieve. …

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Surge in COVID-19 Scams

Fraudsters and scam artists have always looked for new ways to prey on consumers. Many are now using their tactics to take advantage of consumers’ heightened financial and health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Federal, state, and local law enforcement have issued warnings on the surge in coronavirus scams and offer advice on how consumers …

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Printing Money: The Fed’s Bond-Buying Program

The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented efforts to support the U.S economy during the COVID-19 pandemic include a commitment by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to purchase Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities “in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy.”1 The Fed buys and sells Treasury securities as …

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