Over the past few months, the world has been emerging from a pandemic-induced hibernation, experiencing the environment in a way that has been impossible for over a year.
The stock market has awakened too. After a drop at the onset of the pandemic, it has risen to such heights during the economic recovery that inflation is becoming a concern for many investors.
Despite inflation’s negative connotation, it is not always a bad thing. As Director of Research Gabe Lembeck explains in his blog post, increasing yields could signal the bond market’s belief that the economic recovery is real and sustainable.
Like hikers ascending a mountain, we believe it is best for investors to have the proper equipment. This summer, we invite you to bring the following gear* as you navigate this economic environment.
Are you prepared for this inflationary market? If you would like a guide, we would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss your unique financial situation.
*If you are a Balentine client, your portfolio has already been adjusted to match the stances in the checklist. If not, this visual provides some points you may discuss with your wealth manager.