Puru Saxena’s State of the Markets: How Will 2022 End?

Inflation, a bear market, the Fed, rising rates… For many, 2022 has been a year of getting back out into the world, but these topics have remained front of mind. The question everyone is asking: when will things turn back around? Puru Saxena joined YCharts to dissect the current economic climate and what’s in store … Continued

What 5 Measures of Market Valuation Are Saying Right Now

With the notable exceptions of Q4 2018 and March 2020, US equities have enjoyed a largely uninterrupted bull market since the Financial Crisis bottom in early 2009. However, equities have descended deep into a valley since peaking in January of 2022. June 2022 marked just the 11th time since 1950 that the S&P 500 drew … Continued

How Well Does the “Buffett Indicator” Predict Market Crashes?

The “Buffett Indicator” is the ratio of total US stock market capitalization to US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Named after Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha” once called this ratio “the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment.” According to Buffett and the indicator, values above 100% signal overvaluation for US … Continued

Trending Stocks, Funds, and Econ Data: August 2022

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most search traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from August 2022 showed that trending market topics include Mega Cap stocks dragging indexes lower, … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: August 2022

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we review and 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? … Continued

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: August 2022

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

Do Inverted Yield Spreads Really Predict Market Crashes?

Inverted yield spreads are among the most widely-followed indicators for predicting economic recessions. In fact, an inverted yield curve has preceded every US recession since 1955. But how effectively can inverted yield spreads be used to predict stock market declines?  In our latest white paper, Which Leading Indicators Best Predict Market Declines?, we analyzed the … Continued

7 Best Asset Classes to Hedge Against Inflation

As investors continue to lament recession worries and market volatility, the US Inflation Rate cooled to 8.52% in July 2022 after reaching 9.06% last month. Perhaps the Fed’s four rate hikes this year are serving their intended purpose of easing inflation from levels not seen since the 1980s?  Download Visual | Modify in YCharts Inflation … Continued

$SHOP Price Cut, Record Low Oil Reserves, Short-Duration Funds | What’s Trending on YCharts?

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from July 2022 showed that trending market topics include Shopify’s (SHOP) selloff amid a slowing e-commerce … Continued

Are We In A Recession? It Depends…

“Are we in a recession?” It’s a question many financial advisors are fielding from clients as the US economy contracted for a second straight quarter. The answer, however, depends on who you ask. The short and technical definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth—which is exactly what’s happened as US … Continued