Inverted Yield Curve: What It Means and How to Navigate it

The 1-Year Treasury Bill’s rate of 4.62% is currently the highest among US treasuries as of November 2022. A little over a year ago, it was at 0%. Now, the 1-year rate is higher than the 3-year, 5-year, 10-year, 20-year, and even the interest paid by a 30-Year Treasury Bond, which yields 77 basis points less … Continued

Earnings Season Playbook: Q3 2022 Reports To Watch

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The first six months of 2022 resulted in one of the worst first-half performances for stocks in history. Persistent inflation, “jumbo” Fed rate hikes, and a mighty-strong US Dollar have impacted not only market returns but underlying corporate earnings … Continued

Trending Stocks, Funds, and Econ Data: August 2022

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most search traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from August 2022 showed that trending market topics include Mega Cap stocks dragging indexes lower, … Continued

$SHOP Price Cut, Record Low Oil Reserves, Short-Duration Funds | What’s Trending on YCharts?

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from July 2022 showed that trending market topics include Shopify’s (SHOP) selloff amid a slowing e-commerce … Continued

Record Gas Prices, $BRK Valuation, Income Fund Yields | What’s Trending on YCharts?

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from June 2022 showed that trending market topics include the price-to-book ratio for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, … Continued

What’s the S&P 500 Without Its FAANGs?

Given the sheer size of “mega cap stocks”—being Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG & GOOGL), Meta Platforms (FB), Tesla (TSLA), NVIDIA (NVDA), and formerly Netflix (NFLX)—most portfolios carry noteworthy exposure to these companies.  And so it’s worth asking: how would the S&P 500, and most of our portfolios, have performed without these … Continued

The Risks & Rewards of Leaning into Mega Caps

There are over 29,000 individual stocks listed in the YCharts stock universe. But what if we told you that a typical investor portfolio has as much as one-eighth of its entire value riding on just eight companies? Given the sheer size of the Mega Cap Stocks—those companies being Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix … Continued

YCharts Wrapped 2021: Our Most Searched For Pages

What a year 2021 was. From Reddit-fueled retail trading frenzies and crypto crazes to record-setting inflation and commodity rebounds (looking at you, oil), it was one of the best-performing years for US stocks on record, but also came with no shortage of headlines. With the constant flurry of news and noise that came investors’ way … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: December 2021

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we break down the most important market trends for advisors and their clients every month. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media. Want the Monthly Market Wrap sent straight to your inbox? Subscribe below: … Continued

The 14 Charts that Defined 2021 with Josh Brown and Friends

YCharts hosted Josh Brown, founder of The Compound YouTube Channel and CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, to discuss The Charts that Defined 2021. Armed with perspectives and charts from top advisors, commentators, and #FinTwit leaders, we broke down 14 major investing themes that shaped 2021 and what they mean for the year to come. And … Continued