Economic Update — Reviewing Q4 2021

After a flat Q3 for equities, the bull market ended 2021 with a bang. (Spoiler alert: 2022 is off to a rough start.) In the fourth quarter of 2021, the S&P 500 charged 11% higher. The NASDAQ rose 8.5%, while the Dow finished Q4 up 7.9%. Download Visual | Modify in YCharts For the year, … Continued

Can You Hedge Inflation with an ETF? Or Bitcoin?

In the second week of 2022, the US inflation rate set a 40-year high of 7%.  Not only are you seeing higher prices at the checkout counter and the car dealership, but inflation can take a toll on your investment portfolios as well. Rising costs eat away at corporate profits, income dries up, and the … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: December 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: December 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

The 14 Charts that Defined 2021 with Josh Brown and Friends

YCharts hosted Josh Brown, founder of The Compound YouTube Channel and CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, to discuss The Charts that Defined 2021. Armed with perspectives and charts from top advisors, commentators, and #FinTwit leaders, we broke down 14 major investing themes that shaped 2021 and what they mean for the year to come. And … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: November 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: November 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

Is The Stock Market The Economy? Charting with Charlie Bilello

Charlie Bilello, Founder and CEO of Compound Capital Advisors, joined YCharts to discuss the most important, current market trends for advisors and their clients. Illustrated through visuals that Charlie creates using YCharts, these trends and topics provide fascinating insights and also make for excellent talking points in your own client communication. YCharts users can access … Continued

5 Weak Links of the Broken Global Supply Chain

Empty shelves, higher prices, longer shipping times, and even weeks-early Black Friday deals have thrown the relationship between consumers and producers into limbo. The often-cited reason? A global supply chain in crisis. The definition of supply chain is “the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity.” Each party involved in … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: October 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