How Wholesalers Gain an Edge with YCharts SMA, Portfolio Data

YCharts provides access to key data for nearly 12,000+ Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) and Models (UMAs) from dozens of asset managers that can be evaluated and compared with powerful research tools and customizable reports. Wholesalers can leverage YCharts to discuss SMAs and Models with their clients and prospects in the same ways the platform is … Continued

10 Best Performing Dividend ETFs and How to Find Them

Dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are structured to invest in a basket of stocks with above-average dividend yields. Aside from company dividends, funds can also generate income for shareholders via bond yields or other distributions; however, with relatively lower yields coming from bonds and other fixed-income products, dividend stocks and ETFs have become even more attractive. … Continued

How to Discuss $HOOD and New IPO Stocks with Clients

Is your client excited about new IPO stocks hitting the market like Robinhood (HOOD), but you’re unsure how to approach the conversation? 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 … Continued

Evaluating Emerging Market Funds with YCharts

All advisors seek to maximize their clients’ returns, but emerging market funds may feel like uncharted waters when looking to boost a portfolio’s performance. Bigger risks can lead to bigger rewards, and emerging economies’ pace of growth and market inefficiencies offer potential for higher returns. These inefficiencies are due to a lack of analyst coverage, … Continued

New on YCharts: Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Data

Separately managed accounts (SMAs) can offer investors more transparency, control and strategy customization than mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs). Also called ‘individually managed accounts’ or simply ‘separate accounts’, SMAs are investment vehicles made up of individual holdings and overseen by an asset management firm. Unlike mutual funds or ETFs, separate accounts provide investors … Continued

Building a Culture of Education with Jay Coulter

FEATURING: JAY COULTER @danielcrosby‘s ‘The Behavioral Investor’ & was reminded of @MebFaber‘s work on 10 Month SMAs. Think of all the headaches most have been through this year yet a simple 200-day or 10 month SMA risk management rule could have saved your portfolio and lowered your stress! pic.twitter.com/a9D3hvdGJX — Jay Coulter | Resilient Advisor™ … Continued

Zoom for Advisors: Saving Face Time with Clients and Prospects

Amid one of the fastest market sell-offs on record, financial advisors have been inundated with client concerns about coronavirus and questions surrounding the future of their investments. With most people smartly staying home in efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, advisors must adapt to the “new normal” of working remotely in order to connect … Continued