Earnings Season Playbook: Q3 Reports To Watch

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The beats and misses, excitement and uncertainty all combine for a dizzying few weeks. As such, earnings season requires extra market monitoring, due diligence, and attention to detail than other times of the year. It’s also just pretty fun. … Continued

How to End The Year with More AUM and Less Distributions for Your Clients

At the end of every calendar year, many fund managers distribute capital gains to shareholders, delivering tax implications that are equally painful for advisors and their clients. As a wholesaler, you want to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with your advisor-partners. So how can wholesalers help limit distributions and their associated side effects?  With … Continued

Value vs Growth: Current Trends, Top Stocks & ETFs

The value versus growth stocks debate is never-ending. Value stocks mounted a comeback in early 2021 as the world “reopened” and interest rates were rising, but the sea change appears to have been short-lived. After just about 4 months of underperformance, growth stocks regained the lead.  Zooming out, from the COVID-induced market downturn through the … Continued

10 Best Performing Dividend ETFs and How to Find Them

Dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are structured to invest in a basket of stocks with above-average dividend yields. Aside from company dividends, funds can also generate income for shareholders via bond yields or other distributions; however, with relatively lower yields coming from bonds and other fixed-income products, dividend stocks and ETFs have become even more attractive. … Continued

How to Discuss $HOOD and New IPO Stocks with Clients

Is your client excited about new IPO stocks hitting the market like Robinhood (HOOD), but you’re unsure how to approach the conversation? Considering the fanfare around major IPOs, they can be hard to ignore — but it isn’t always easy to decide whether to invest in one or not. While the potential to win big … Continued

White Paper: What’s the Optimal Rebalancing Strategy?

Portfolio rebalancing is the practice of realigning a portfolio’s actual allocations with the allocation percentages that were originally intended by the advisor and their client. The problem: rebalancing can negatively impact performance in pursuit of risk controls, and it’s unclear which is the optimal rebalancing frequency. Which strategy is best for managing risk and maximizing … Continued

New on YCharts: Client-Friendly Data Table PDFs

YCharts users have a new way to share their investment insights with clients! Data views built in Comp Tables—a tool that creates clean, formatted data tables using securities, metrics, and custom scores of your choosing—are now exportable as client and printer-friendly PDFs. Whether comparing securities, evaluating your firm’s model portfolios, or auditing a holdings list, … Continued

How Wholesalers Can Increase AUM Before, During & After Advisor Meetings

The role of a wholesaler has evolved with advisors no longer expecting a round of golf and a steak dinner. Instead, they want data-driven consultants who will bring value to their clients. To set yourself apart from the competition, you need to build a relationship with your prospects by first demonstrating that you are up-to-date … Continued

5 Things Advisors Should Know About Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC)

Bitcoin’s latest surge in price and popularity has once again made the world’s largest cryptocurrency a hot conversation topic among advisors and their clients. Just like in 2017, when the USD value of one Bitcoin briefly neared $20,000, it’s astronomical performance that is driving the conversation. With Bitcoin having nearly reached $65,000 per coin in … Continued

3 Ways Distribution Teams Collaborate & Win Assets with YCharts

Distribution teams have known for a long time, and well before covid-19, that more facetime with advisor-clients is key to success. While wholesalers are used to clearing hurdles to earn that facetime, work-from-home and virtual meetings are new and formidable challenges in their way. As advisors become increasingly hard to reach, distribution teams must become … Continued