Monthly Market Wrap: April 2021

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we break down the most important market trends for advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Market Wrap sent straight to your inbox? Subscribe below: … Continued

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: April 2021

Welcome back to the Canadian Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts! Here, we break down the most important market trends for Canada-based advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Canada Market Wrap sent straight to your … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q1 2021

A big green flag was waved for the bull market in the first quarter of 2021, as investors continued to load up their plates with risky assets. With a presidential election behind us and ever-growing coronavirus vaccination rates ahead, US markets got back off to the races. The NASDAQ gained 3% in Q1, but a … Continued

Your Complete Guide to Sector Rotation

As the economy expands and contracts, so do the financial performances of companies across the 11 stock sectors. When the outlook is positive, economically sensitive companies perform better, prompting investors to buy their shares. If the outlook turns sour, investors may sell out of those companies and swap into ones that can better weather economic … Continued

New on YCharts: SPAC Units Data

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Units are the latest addition to YCharts’ already expansive data universe. In addition to SPAC shares, which are already available on the platform, units and their related metrics can be leveraged to evaluate SPAC investment opportunities and communicate insights to your clients. So… what is a SPAC unit? A SPAC … Continued

Strong Start Boosts Confidence: Q1 2021 Fund Flows

With another year come and gone (in the case of 2020: hoorah!) and a new president inaugurated, 2021 leapt off the starting blocks with both a rising stock market and interest rates shooting higher. In response, assets flowed to equity and bond funds alike. The chart below shows that through the end of Q1 2021, … Continued

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: March 2021

Welcome back to the Canadian Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts! Here, we break down the most important market trends for Canada-based advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Canada Market Wrap sent straight to your … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: March 2021

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we break down the most important market trends for advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Market Wrap sent straight to your inbox? Subscribe below: … Continued

One Year Since the COVID Crash: How Far We’ve Come

It’s been one full year since the stock market crash on March 23rd, 2020, and a few months more since the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was first identified. Little did we know how much the world, our daily habits, and our portfolios, would be changed. Here, we reflect on the past year through data and visuals … Continued

3 Ways Advisors Are Using Social Marketing to Increase AUM

As advisors rack their brains for ways to differentiate themselves and relate to a new generation of clients, one old-fashioned technique may be the answer: be a better communicator. More than 650 individuals, all of whom currently employ the services of a financial advisor or wealth manager, were asked questions regarding their advisors’ communication styles … Continued