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, […]
Balentine’s 2018 Capital Markets Forecast is our signature research piece for the new year, serving as the foundation of our investment process and featuring our best thinking on topics ranging from tax reform to cryptocurrencies.
Typically, New Year’s brings with it the traditions of setting resolutions and goals. In the investment and wealth management world, it is also a time of forecasting what the coming year will bring.
Congress has reached important milestones in the journey toward the Trump administration’s promise of comprehensive tax reform. Why, though, have markets appeared skeptical that anything will be achieved in the near term?
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Populism and Washington dysfunction are two key risks for markets in 2017, and last week was an important one for both.
This week, the Federal Reserve voted to increase interest rates by another 25 basis points, marking the second of three forecasted rate hikes in 2017.
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?”
May 2, 2017 — The United States’ economy passed a significant milestone in March, but some people are beginning to wonder how much longer it can continue at its current pace.
April 18, 2017 — Global economic growth may be trending upward, but don’t lose track of these seven heightened geopolitical risks that can generate both risks and opportunities for investors.