Paradigm Shift: Key Themes from Balentine’s 2018 Capital Markets Forecast

Last year we finally saw signs of abatement in the “wall of worry” upon which this bull market was built. However, a shift from skepticism to optimism typically marks the transition from the end of the beginning of a bull market to the beginning of the end. What does that mean for our current bull market?

Despite the Angst, 2017 was a Banner Year for Stock Markets

Despite heightened political dysfunction and geopolitical tensions, 2017 was an incredible year for global stock markets. Balentine Chief Investment Officer Adrian Cronje, Ph.D., CFA, reviews some of the highlights of 2017 and explains what we should expect to see during the remainder of 2018. Spoiler alert: It’s likely to be a bumpy ride!

3,000 Days In, Bull Market Aging Gracefully

Global stock markets posted strong gains during the third quarter, which is often a seasonally weak period for risk assets. During a steady onslaught of new record highs for this bull market, the emotional temptation to sell and take profits has become ever more pronounced.

Keep Calm and Carry On

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.