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!

Can you afford your retirement?

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.

Tax Reform: Why Have Markets Remained So Skeptical?

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?

Trump Tax Reform Kickoff

Has Tax Reform Finally Arrived?

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.

Still Waiting for Godot

Populism and Washington dysfunction are two key risks for markets in 2017, and last week was an important one for both.