Economic Update — Reviewing Q3 2020

The bull market raged on in the third quarter of 2020, continuing the second quarter rally. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic keeping a tight grip on the global economy, the S&P 500 and Dow gained 8.9% and 8.2% respectively, while big tech drove the Nasdaq Composite up 11.2% in Q3 on a total return basis. Even … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q2 2020

The first quarter of 2020 was one of the worst on record for the US stock market, but the second quarter proved to be one of the best. In Q2, the S&P 500 was up 20.5%, the Dow climbed 18.5%, and Nasdaq Composite gained a staggering 30.9% on a total return basis. After the market’s … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q1 2020

The first quarter of 2020 was one for the record books. Major indices set all-time-highs in mid-February and extended an already historic bull market into 2020 before the spread of COVID-19 sent equity markets into a nosedive. Since then, investors have seen some of the best and worst single days in market history as investors … Continued

Charting Through the Coronavirus Crisis with Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson, Director of Institutional Asset Management at Ritholtz Wealth Management and co-host of the extremely popular Animal Spirits podcast joined YCharts to break down charts and other visuals that explain how coronavirus is impacting global economies, the stock and bond markets and investors around the world. With Caleb Eplett, VP of Product Management at … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q4 2019

Ebbs and flows in the macroeconomy can often lead to tides of change for different sectors, industries, and public companies. Investors, especially those with longer time horizons, look for insights in economic data released by research companies and government agencies to make strategic adjustments to their portfolios. For that reason, YCharts collects and makes available … Continued

How Research Creates Opportunity in Volatile Markets

2018 is the year of the VIX — everyone’s talking about it and most are afraid of it. For the first time in a while, investors are needing to tap into their fight or flight instincts. And while you may be tempted to choose the latter, there’s a case to be made for fighting. First, a quick … Continued