Can You Hedge Inflation with an ETF? Or Bitcoin?

In the second week of 2022, the US inflation rate set a 40-year high of 7%.  Not only are you seeing higher prices at the checkout counter and the car dealership, but inflation can take a toll on your investment portfolios as well. Rising costs eat away at corporate profits, income dries up, and the … Continued

Ben Carlson’s Favorite Charts of 2021

This post originally appeared on Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense. Follow Ben on Twitter @awealthofcs for more!  —— The U.S. stock market as a whole was basically devoid of volatility this year: Download Visual | Modify in YCharts In fact, out of the past 94 years of data, this year ranks as the 9th lowest peak-to-trough drawdown … 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

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