Thoughts on recent market volatility February 14, 2018 Gabe Lembeck, CFA Director of Research, Balentine A common saying in finance is that “markets take the stairs up and the elevator down.” After more than 3,000 days of steady stair climbing and very little volatility, that changed violently and suddenly on Friday, February 2, and Monday, […]
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