Accepting an Imperfect Portfolio with Nick Maggiulli

  FEATURING: NICK MAGGIULLI Q: Tell us about your role at Ritholtz Wealth Management and your “Of Dollars And Data” blog. How do you hope to educate investors about the importance of data when making investment decisions? A: I maintain my blog at “Of Dollars And Data” to help people make better financial decisions using … 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

Resources for Client Communications in a Bear Market

On February 19th, the S&P 500 set a new all-time-high. The Nasdaq Composite also set a new high that day, while the Dow Jones topped out a week earlier on February 12th. Since then, we’ve witnessed some of the worst sessions in stock market history. It’s worth saying that first and foremost, there are more … Continued

Resources for Client Communications on Coronavirus

The S&P 500 is nearly 20% off the all-time-high it set less than a month ago on February 19th, at times moving into the -20% bear market territory. Thursday, March 12th was the S&P 500’s worst day since Black Monday in 1987. The shock of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be felt not only in investors’ portfolios, but also … Continued

Charts of the Decade: Looking Back on the 2010s

The end of the year, and now the end of the decade, provide an opportunity to look inward and reflect on our successes and failures, think critically about where we went wrong, and make resolutions to be better versions of ourselves going forward. But that sounds like a lot of work. Instead, we at YCharts … Continued

A Recession-Free Decade with Michael Antonelli

FEATURING MICHAEL ANTONELLI, AKA @BullandBaird Q: Can you tell us about Baird and what you do there? A: Baird is a financial services company that serves institutional and private wealth clients, and manages $150 billion in assets. As a Market Strategist, I communicate with our clients about our firm’s perspectives on the markets. On my … Continued

5 Things To Know Before Buying an IPO

IPOs? More like IP-woes, am I right? Unless you got in on Beyond Meat (BYND) early — good for you if you did — you’re probably eating losses from that IPO you bought into this year. While Beyond Meat, PagerDuty (PD), and Zoom Video Communications (ZM) have debuted with well-deserved hype, other big names like … 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

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