Investors

Should You Invest Internationally?

Investing in foreign stocks provides access to a world of opportunities outside the United States, which may help boost returns and manage risk in your portfolio. However, it’s important to understand the unique risk/return characteristics of foreign investments before sending a portion of your money overseas. Reasons to go abroad Here are some of the …

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Beacon Hill’s Shorthill talks about financial literacy with Ohio legislators

Beacon Hill’s Shorthill talks about financial literacy with Ohio legislators

The evidence of the need for greater financial literacy surrounds us from the student debt crisis to the alarming number of people who have trouble managing spending, let alone make intelligent investment decisions. Because of this, Beacon Hill is directly involved in efforts by the Financial Planning Association of Ohio to encourage state legislators to …

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Exchange-Traded Funds: ETF Strategies Can Be Trendy or Tried-and-True

As of January 2019, there were 2,007 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed in the United States, with about $3.6 trillion in total assets. Assets held in ETFs have more than tripled since 2010, while the number of ETFs has more than doubled.1 An ETF is a portfolio of securities assembled by an investment company, similar to …

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Time for a Mid-Year Investment Check

Many investors may be inclined to review their portfolios only when markets hit a rough patch, but careful planning is essential in all economic climates. So whether the markets are up or down, periodically reviewing your portfolio with your financial professional can be an excellent way to keep your investments on track, and midway through …

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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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