Balentine Chief Investment Officer Adrian Cronje spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on some of the headwinds the economy is facing and how that played into the extreme volatility in the first month of 2016.
“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable,” John Kenneth Galbraith, an irreverent economist, once said. Yet each January strategists fill the airwaves, prognosticating what the coming year may bring. In this vein, Bob Reiser, Senior Advisor to the Investment Strategy Team, once again publishes his annual forecast.
We expected and prepared for a period of market turbulence at the end of the third quarter of last year and took decisive steps to lower our exposure to global stock markets accordingly. We do not yet see reason to change course further.
After a long period of economic growth and easy lending conditions coming out of the Great Financial Crisis, the environment over the past several years has been kind to entrepreneurs. One potential consequence, however, is that many business owners have built strategic plans using assumptions which may be too optimistic in coming years.
Robert Balentine discusses Q4 opportunities in a Forbes article titled, “How To Invest Your Money In Q4: Best Fund Picks From 10 Barron’s-Ranked Financial Advisors.”
Chairman and CEO Robert Balentine spoke with The Atlanta Business Chronicle about the trend of robo-advisors.
“What do Atlanta financial experts think about Fed interest rate decision?” Balentine CIO Adrian Cronje weighs in in this Atlanta Business Chronicle article.
Balentine’s Chief Investment Officer Adrian Cronje spoke with the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the anticipated September 16-17 Federal Reserve Meeting.
Brittain Prigge spoke with InvestmentNews on retaining female advisers in wealth management: “Adviser’s Consultant: What it takes to retain women advisers.”
Robert Balentine was once again named one of the country’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors by Barron’s in its August 22, 2015 issue.