How to Find the Best Bond ETFs for Client Portfolios

Many of us first encountered fixed income not through bond ETFs, but through the physical savings bonds that were gifted to us as kids (thank you, Aunt Judy). Albeit bond ETFs and savings bonds are a bit different, advisors know fixed income’s consistent payments and low correlation to stocks are a vital part of any … Continued

How to Discuss New IPO Stocks with Clients

Is your client excited about new IPO stocks hitting the market, but you’re unsure about adding them to their portfolio? Considering the fanfare around major IPOs, they can be hard to ignore — but it isn’t always easy to decide whether to invest in one or not. While the potential to win big on a … Continued

Dividend Stock Investing with The Dividend Guy

FEATURING: THE DIVIDEND GUY In 2017, I bought $MSFT @ $75. Yesterday, $MSFT announced a 10% dividend increase. 💪 I trust my dividend triangle to find great companies: 🔼5 year Rev growth 🔼5 year EPS growth 🔼5 year Div growth This is the start for all my stock researches.@ycharts makes it easy 😎 pic.twitter.com/1XG6oO46Ev — … Continued

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