The Valuation Debate Rages On

As we have covered in depth throughout the year, the U.S. stock market has become increasingly overvalued when looking at long-term measures of valuation. The CAPE ratio[1], one such metric, is in the ninth decile of historical valuation meaning that US stocks have been cheaper 90% of the time than they are today using this […]

What’s in a Name? Suitability v. Fiduciary Standards of Care

More than four years ago, the partners of Balentine formed our firm with the goal of managing our clients’ investments the way we wanted our own money managed: free of conflict, proprietary products and undisclosed fees. In short, we wanted to serve as fiduciaries for clients and steward their assets in the most transparent manner […]