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!
With lower investment returns anticipated in the future combined with longer life expectancies, it is critical that your retirement portfolio provide the necessary spending for your entire lifetime.
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?
Markets greeted the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will appoint Jerome “Jay” Powell when Janet Yellen’s term as Fed Chair expires early next year with a gaping yawn.
Rather than making piecemeal changes to the tax code, the Trump Administration would like to enact comprehensive tax reform, addressing the complexities and inefficiencies of the entire tax system.
Populism and Washington dysfunction are two key risks for markets in 2017, and last week was an important one for both.
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.