In One Chart: Setting New Highs Despite Volatility

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor,” as the adage goes. While varying forces have thrashed investors every which way over the last couple years, stocks have stayed their course as the market has continued to set new highs. With trade wars, tariffs, and now conflicts with Iran, one might assume that equities markets … Continued

Dr. J’s Flight to Bitcoin

FEATURING: JON NAJARIAN Click here to view in YCharts   Jon Najarian is a professional investor, market analyst on CNBC, and co-founder of Investitute.com, a financial education and newsletter services website on which he publishes his market observations and trade ideas. Jon has a rich history in investments and trading, having worked as a floor trader … Continued

In One Chart: US Auto Sales Are Running on Empty

US auto sales are a real beater, and tariffs on Mexican imports are like the “check engine” light incessantly blinking. President Trump walked back tariff threats against Mexico after an immigration agreement with the United States was met, but Trump warned that tariffs can still be enacted if Mexico’s legislative body doesn’t approve the deal. While this … Continued

Harness Volatility & Create Opportunity

While the VIX has long served as a volatility yardstick for investors, the index stepped into the limelight at the beginning of 2018 when it spiked to its highest level since mid-2015. The VIX cooled off for a time, but as we rolled into 2019, volatility returned. Just as was the case last year, investors are needing … Continued

Trump, Jinping Play Poker

The US-China Trade War has been like a drawn out game of poker, with cards played and chips wagered. Questionable rhetoric from each player, exchanged between hands dealt, has only exacerbated the intensity of the situation. For investors wondering how the Trade War will affect the US economy and stock market, several key questions come … Continued

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

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

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