November 2011 Monthly Recap

Dow – sole gainer for the month Europe’s ongoing debt problems hurt domestic equities last month, causing them to reverse much of October’s strong gains. The Dow–the sole gainer for the month–bounced in and out of positive territory for the year, managing once again to regain the 12,000 threshold… (Read More) November Economic Perspective Eurozone …

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October 2011 Monthly Recap

Renewed Optimism? Domestic equities defied October’s reputation as a bad month for stocks, making up for at least some of the damage done since July. Only a 2%-plus loss on the month’s final trading session kept the Dow from having its best October in more than a century… Learn More The Market votes against the …

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Fall 2011 Newsletter

Download in PDF For Beacon Hill, this was a busy quarter.  The markets certainly gave us more excitement than we would prefer with domestic equities officially in “correction” zone (10% drop) and foreign investments in a “bear market” drop (20% drop).  We continue monitoring and, as always, will keep our clients abreast of changes and improvements as they …

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August 2011 Monthly Recap

Extreme Volatility Volatility turned extreme in equities markets during August. The decline that began in July turned into a roller-coaster as equities saw wild swings from day to day. In a single week, 2 of the Dow’s 11 worst daily point losses in history alternated with 2 of its 11 best days ever. A rally …

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Summer 2011 Newsletter

Download PDF A Review of the Markets After strong first-quarter gains in the stock markets, it was mostly downhill from there. Following April’s year-to-date highs, when the Russell 2000 hit its highest level on record, week after week of declines battered all four U.S. indices. However, a rally in June’s final week left the Dow …

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