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

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

The Earnings Season Playbook

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The beats and misses, EPS and revenue, excitement and uncertainty all combine for a dizzying few weeks. Don’t get us wrong, it’s important information. Whether it’s a huge swing or a minor movement, earnings announcements make more information available … 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

Can Active Management Still Add Alpha?

A unique approach to the age-old active versus passive management debate. Executive Summary Selecting the correct asset class tilt is ~10X as important as deciding whether to invest in Active vs. Passive Funds. (TABLE 1) Actively managed funds outperform passively managed funds by ~2 percentage points per annum, on average. (TABLE 2) Over the last … 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

“Some Losses Hurt Worse Than Others”

FEATURING JEFF MACKE Click to view $LYFT in YCharts “Some losses hurt worse than others” A private investor, director, author, social media personality, and former hedge fund manager — Jeff Macke is a lot of things. While he admits the “social media personality” moniker was somewhat of an accident, Jeff has taken his stature as … 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