How Ben and Michael use YCharts against Noobwhales

When it comes to finance and investing podcasts, Animal Spirits stands out as one of the most insightful and entertaining shows we listen to.  Part of what makes the podcast so appealing is how Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson, the show’s co-hosts, poke holes in the claims of investing talking heads and Twitter trolls. Noobwhales, … 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

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

In One Chart: FB Drags New Comm Services Sector

The new S&P 500 Sector, dubbed “Communication Services”, officially launched on September 28th. But the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® ETF (XLC), which tracks the S&P 500 sector, has been live since June 18th. Communication Services is the new GICS Sector Classification that is replacing S&P’s old Telecommunication Services. It is considerably larger than its predecessor and … Continued

In One Chart: Facebook & Apple – A Tale of Two Earnings

Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) could not have had more different earnings announcements. While the social media giant posted the largest single-day market cap loss ($119 billion, or 19%) in stock market history, the consumer tech stalwart today touched a market cap of $1 trillion, the first company ever to do so. In combination, Facebook’s … Continued

In One Chart: Why Buffett Doubled Down on Apple

Ahead of today’s shareholder conference, CEO Warren Buffett disclosed that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) purchased 75 million shares of Apple (AAPL), adding to the over 165 million shares the company already owned. Buffett defended his increased position, noting that Apple is the most profitable company in the US by a healthy margin. He stated Apple “earns … Continued