How Batnick Strips Emotion Out of Decision Making

FEATURING MICHAEL BATNICK The above chart is courtesy of Michael Batnick, CFA from Ritholtz Wealth Management, and the co-host of the enormously popular “Animal Spirits” podcast. Read our Q&A with him below and if you don’t already, follow him on Twitter @michaelbatnick. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about Ritholtz and what you do … Continued

In One Chart: The FAANG Shuffle

Earnings are a funny thing. Apple (AAPL) announced earnings yesterday and relayed that quarterly revenue dropped to $58 billion from $61 billion a year ago, then shares popped 4.5% after hours. Just earlier this week, Google’s parent company Alphabet (GOOG) reported quarterly revenue of $36 billion, compared to last year’s $31 billion, and then promptly … Continued

Can Active Management Still Add Alpha?

A unique approach to the age-old active versus passive management debate. Executive Summary Selecting the correct asset class tilt is ~10X as important as deciding whether to invest in Active vs. Passive Funds. (TABLE 1) Actively managed funds outperform passively managed funds by ~2 percentage points per annum, on average. (TABLE 2) Over the last … Continued

We Are Here To Help

 (L to R: Josh Brown, Sean Brown, and Michael Batnick) Sean Brown, YCharts President and CEO, visited our friends at Ritholtz Wealth Management in New York to catch up and talk about how YCharts helps financial advisors. Sean sat down with Ritholtz’s CEO, Josh Brown, and Director of Research, Michael Batnick. Never short on … Continued

“Some Losses Hurt Worse Than Others”

FEATURING JEFF MACKE Click to view $LYFT in YCharts “Some losses hurt worse than others” A private investor, director, author, social media personality, and former hedge fund manager — Jeff Macke is a lot of things. While he admits the “social media personality” moniker was somewhat of an accident, Jeff has taken his stature as … Continued

In One Chart: Cryptomania Part Two?

Remember Bitcoin? You know, the cryptocurrency that led the decentralized currency revolution and was going to change the world? (Then… didn’t.) It’s hard to believe it was only 15 months ago, in December 2017, that Bitcoin’s price crested $20,000. At that time, retail investors heralded the future of payments, regulators asked, “Bit- what?”, and some guy accidentally … Continued

Expert Tips: Stock Screener

Expert Tips are designed to help you get the most out of your YCharts subscription. Hone your skills, practice new ones, or email hello@ycharts.com if you have any questions. Click to jump to each Expert Tip: Screen for Innovative Companies Screen on Strategy-Focused Indices Set Alerts on Screens Fundamental Score Overlapping Fund Holdings Fundamental Score … Continued

Top 3 Reasons CFAs Choose YCharts

In order to put your vast and detailed knowledge set to work, you need a platform that can keep up with your fine-tuned research process yet help you simplify and relay insights to clients, prospects, and colleagues. (Remember, they haven’t studied this stuff for hundreds and hundreds of hours). CFAs need the horsepower of a … Continued

Product Update: New & Improved Timeseries Analysis

YCharts’ Timeseries Analysis tool enables you to access, format, and export historical stock, mutual fund, and ETF metrics, as well as economic indicators. Because Timeseries Analysis is a vital resource for data-driven investment decisions, YCharts has updated the tool’s interface to better serve our users. In-depth investment research often requires large data sets with multiple … Continued

YCharts Defends “Top Tool” Title

While every new technology can claim to create efficiencies and move the wealth management industry forward, few tools receive consistent endorsements of industry voices and satisfied users. The T3/Inside Information 2019 Software Survey, conducted in tandem by Joel Bruckenstein and Bob Veres, is one of the industry’s largest and most comprehensive surveys. T3 is a one-stop … Continued