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Mutual Funds: Wading into the Passive vs. Active Debate

It’s fairly difficult — even for professional investors — to consistently “beat the market.” This realization led to the creation of index mutual funds, which are passively managed investment vehicles designed to match the performance of a particular market index by owning the same securities included in the index. Today there are hundreds of indexes …

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Real Estate Investing 101

Historically low mortgage interest rates and rising home values are just a couple of reasons why investors may be drawn to real estate investing. Not only does real estate have the potential to provide a steady income stream, but it can help diversify an investment portfolio and act as a hedge against inflation. If you …

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Market Strategies: Three Ways to Play Defense in Your Stock Portfolio

Defensive investment strategies share a common goal — to help a portfolio better weather an economic downturn and/or bouts of market volatility. But there are some key differences, including the specific criteria by which particular stocks are selected. If you are nearing retirement or just have a more conservative risk tolerance, one of these defensive …

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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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