Investors

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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Mergers & Acquisitions: What’s in the Deal for Investors?

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in North America and Europe reached its second highest level on record in 2018. There were 19,501 deals worth $3.6 trillion — a 6.3% increase in deal volume over 2017. There was also a rise in mega deals exceeding $10 billion.1 Collectively, U.S. corporations had plenty of cash to spend …

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