10 Stock Market Trends for the End of 2021

Even though the S&P 500’s year-to-date max drawdown is just 5.2%, there’s never a shortage of questions on the minds of investors. And with concern over a further market pullback growing, many advisors and their clients are wondering what’s in store for their portfolios. Is the sky falling? Or just another bump in the bull … Continued

Not all that Glitters is Gold with Tadas Viskanta

FEATURING RITHOLTZ WEALTH MANAGEMENT’S, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, TADAS VISKANTA @abnormalreturns The pitch for gold is simple: It is a hedge against inflation and societal uncertainty, which sums up the past year or more. The issue, however, is that gold has not cooperated.   Download Visual l Modify in YCharts l Click to view Tweet In the past year, … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q2 2021

The green flag continued flying for the bull market in Q2 of 2021, as investors continued to load up on assets of all types. With most of the country fully reopened thanks to improving coronavirus vaccination rates, US markets continued their climb. The Dow and S&P 500 gained 5.1% and 8.5%, respectively, but a marketwide … Continued

5 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation

If you’ve gone shopping recently, you may have noticed some higher prices at the checkout counter. A gallon of milk that typically sold for $2 just rang up for $2.10. That summer deck project you’ve been meaning to get to? It might be getting quite expensive as lumber and wood prices have soared. Gas for … Continued

Webinar Recap: Crypto Assets with Tyrone Ross

Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, doggycoin — oops, “Dogecoin”. Any of these ring a bell? Advisors, if you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with crypto knowledge deficiency by a teenage nephew, we have the cure.  YCharts recently hosted Tyrone Ross, licensed investment advisor and Co-Founder of Onramp Invest to discuss all things crypto. Onramp is … Continued

5 Things Advisors Should Know About Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC)

Bitcoin’s latest surge in price and popularity has once again made the world’s largest cryptocurrency a hot conversation topic among advisors and their clients. Just like in 2017, when the USD value of one Bitcoin briefly neared $20,000, it’s astronomical performance that is driving the conversation. With Bitcoin having nearly reached $65,000 per coin in … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: April 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

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: April 2021

Welcome back to the Canadian Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts! Here, we break down the most important market trends for Canada-based 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 Canada Market Wrap sent straight to your … Continued

One Year Since the COVID Crash: How Far We’ve Come

It’s been one full year since the stock market crash on March 23rd, 2020, and a few months more since the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was first identified. Little did we know how much the world, our daily habits, and our portfolios, would be changed. Here, we reflect on the past year through data and visuals … Continued

21 Stock Market Trends to Watch in 2021

Back in December, we teamed up with Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, to bring you Hindsight on 2020: Charts of the Year. Together, along with insights and perspectives from top advisors, investors, and #FinTwit leaders, we recapped the most noteworthy market trends of 2020—and why they happened—all in one memorable webinar. With 2020 … Continued