Finding a Competitive Edge in Tech Stocks with Beth Kindig

FEATURING: BETH KINDIG $TTD $SNAP & $PINS have each seen multiple expansion of 15%+ over the last year & trade at a premium to $ROKU. Their growth rates have declined significantly over the same time frame. ROKU’s multiple has contracted from 12.8x to 10.9x despite posting consistent 40-55% growth. pic.twitter.com/WtSfhwGmXu — Beth Kindig (@Beth_Kindig) August … Continued

Value vs Growth Stocks: Which Is Right for You?

While there’s plenty of debate about value vs. growth stocks, or value funds vs. growth funds, it’s difficult to argue that one is superior to the other, though many have tried. Growth investors look for companies that are yet to reach scale or their full growth potential, and value investors try to identify companies they … Continued

YCharts 101: Account Set Up and Customization

Just like different investing strategies, investment research tools come in a range of shapes and sizes. When searching for a solution that meets your needs, you’ll likely consider ease of use, research capabilities, customization features and affordability, among other factors. YCharts combines all of the above—a modern and intuitive interface, high horsepower tools, customizable sales … Continued

Investment Scorekeeping with Investopedia’s Caleb Silver

  FEATURING: INVESTOPEDIA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CALEB SILVER Q: Describe your day-to-day at Investopedia. With all of the great content on the site, what are the key areas in which you’re trying to educate investors? A: As the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia, I’m responsible for ensuring content quality across the site, which includes our 30,000 articles and financial … Continued

Quickflows: A portfolio, stock and mutual fund comparison tool

Quickflows leverage YCharts’ already powerful tools and data to conduct higher quality research, and in less time. The portfolio, stock, and mutual fund comparison tool draws on best practices of experienced YCharts users, condensing highly impactful workflows into single-click efforts via an easy-to-use and always-handy menu. We know that for investors and advisors, time is … Continued

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

Feeling unproductive? YCharts aligns advisor teams for better collaboration

In light of fee compression and increased competition, many wealth management firms have a renewed emphasis on operational productivity metrics. Adding in factors such as evolving investor demands and impending retirements can leave advisors feeling like they’re constantly playing defense; however, you might consider an offensively-minded approach to improving firm-wide metrics such as advisor productivity, … Continued

Diversification & US Dominance with Charlie Bilello

FEATURING: CHARLIE BILELLO Q: You’re very active on Twitter but unlike most, you tend to share only facts and data, not opinions. How do you view your own place in the community of investors on Twitter, and the value your content provides investors? A: Like everyone else, I have some strong opinions, but I try … 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

Expert Tips: Stock Screener

Expert Tips are designed to help you get the most out of your YCharts subscription. Hone your skills, practice new ones, or email hello@ycharts.com if you have any questions. Click to jump to each Expert Tip: Quickflows Screen for Innovative Companies Screen on Strategy-Focused Indices Set Alerts on Screens Overlapping Fund Holdings Fundamental Score Upside/Downside … Continued