Keep calm and carry on. This is the message investors are sending after stock markets posted strong gains for the first six months of the year.
May 25, 2017 — On May 17, the market unexpectedly dropped 1.8%. Despite its swift recovery, could this signal the beginning of a “Trump slump?”
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.
Balentine’s Chief Investment Officer Adrian Cronje spoke with the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the anticipated September 16-17 Federal Reserve Meeting.
At Monday’s weekly meeting, our Investment Strategy Team answered four questions which we believe should continue to reassure clients despite this jarring volatility.
The oil price has crashed. Make no mistake, this is most definitely a crash, as can be seen in Figure 1. The futures markets suggest that the oil price has overshot its fundamental fair market value and that oil prices will rebound but remain below the level of recent years. Despite this, it rarely pays […]
To borrow from Jim Rohn, “discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” This statement rings especially true in investing. As Balentine Chief Investment Officer Adrian Cronje told the Atlanta Business Chronicle, when markets experience volatility, such as during the third quarter of 2014, it brings both opportunity and risk. The opportunity lies in the […]
Earlier this summer, our Research & Papers entry “Interpreting The Sound of Silence” walked readers through different interpretations of the market calm that overtook markets for much of the summer. Since that writing, conditions have become more volatile, as previously highlighted concerns such as geopolitical risk and inflation have begun to play out. Right on […]
Markets have been eerily quiet during the second quarter of 2014 – especially given the circumstances – leaving many to interpret what this “sound of silence” actually means: a sign of a strengthening economy or the calm before the storm? As Neil Irwin points out in the article “Markets are Less Volatile. Should We worry?” […]
Balentine CIO Adrian Cronje recently shared his thoughts with The Wall Street Journal in its article “Some Clients Question Market as Volatility Returns.” “The time to have had a lot of risk was when you were paid to do so–in the first quarter of 2009, when it felt awful,” he said. His advice: “Don’t be greedy, […]