Identifying Competitive Advantages with Matthew Cochrane

  FEATURING: THE MOTLEY FOOL’S MATTHEW COCHRANE   2/ IMHO best way to value banks is P/B ratio. Don’t like using metric for asset-light businesses, but for banks w/ assets on balance sheets, it’s perfect (Assets-liabilities) or Book value / Shares outstanding = Book value per share Share price/book value per share = P/B ratio … 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

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

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

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

Advisors: Do Clients Perceive Your Value?

As a registered investment advisor (RIA) there are two common methods for growing your firm: Method 1: Grow AUM in current accounts. Method 2: Grow AUM by adding new accounts. Top advisors recognize that sustainable growth requires them to simultaneously focus on both methods. In order to grow the quantity and size of accounts managed, advisors must … Continued

Tax-Loss Harvesting Made Simple with YCharts

Tax-loss harvesting is a process, usually conducted annually, whereby investors seek to limit their portfolios’ capital gains taxes. Assuming you sold investments for a capital gain at some point in the year and will owe taxes on those gains, you may choose to sell other investments at a loss and offset the taxable income made … Continued

New Product Announcement: Model Portfolios

We’re excited to announce our most recent, and most requested, product development of this year — Model Portfolios. YCharts Model Portfolios combine the power of Excel with the ease and accessibility of a web-based platform. Select securities, percentage weights, and a benchmark — then analyze your portfolio’s performance, risk, and allocation metrics. Do all of this … Continued