Value vs Growth: Current Trends, Top Stocks & ETFs

The value versus growth stocks debate is never-ending. Value stocks mounted a comeback in early 2021 as the world “reopened” and interest rates were rising, but the sea change appears to have been short-lived. After just about 4 months of underperformance, growth stocks regained the lead.  Zooming out, from the COVID-induced market downturn through the … 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

Why $PINS Plummets & $SNAP Summits with Nikki Dunn

FEATURING SHE TALK FINANCE’S, FOUNDER, NIKKI DUNN @shetalksfinance Pinterest (PINS) and Snapchat (SNAP) shares have been pretty great performers over the past few years in the social media space. A recent earnings season however, is starting to show a clear divergence in how the market is perceiving these two companies. While Snapchat has enjoyed modest gains … 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

Today’s Wholesaler — An Asset, Guide & Consultant to Advisors

As the asset management industry continues to evolve, so do advisors’ expectations of the mutual fund wholesaler. With an emphasis on their fiduciary responsibilities to their client, financial advisors seek to provide the most value possible in a growing competitive landscape. While there are intricacies depending on your function as either a central office internal … Continued

How Wholesalers Can Increase AUM Before, During & After Advisor Meetings

The role of a wholesaler has evolved with advisors no longer expecting a round of golf and a steak dinner. Instead, they want data-driven consultants who will bring value to their clients. To set yourself apart from the competition, you need to build a relationship with your prospects by first demonstrating that you are up-to-date … Continued

Your Complete Guide to Sector Rotation

As the economy expands and contracts, so do the financial performances of companies across the 11 stock sectors. When the outlook is positive, economically sensitive companies perform better, prompting investors to buy their shares. If the outlook turns sour, investors may sell out of those companies and swap into ones that can better weather economic … Continued

3 Ways Distribution Teams Collaborate & Win Assets with YCharts

Distribution teams have known for a long time, and well before covid-19, that more facetime with advisor-clients is key to success. While wholesalers are used to clearing hurdles to earn that facetime, work-from-home and virtual meetings are new and formidable challenges in their way. As advisors become increasingly hard to reach, distribution teams must become … Continued

Risk On, Risk Off with Michael Gayed

FEATURING: MICHAEL GAYED   Lot of you see I post using @ycharts which is legitimately one of the best research tools out there. Here’s a fun observation. Reactions to the news of Pfizer’s promising COVID vaccine? A switch out of “work from home” to “let’s go out and party.” Too soon? Probably. pic.twitter.com/m7OZRYsXys — Michael … Continued

New Product Announcement: Dynamic Model Portfolios

We’re excited to announce Dynamic Model Portfolios as the latest addition to the YCharts platform. This game-changing enhancement to YCharts Model Portfolios, one of our most powerful tools, enables improved analysis and provides even more ways to communicate your strengths as an investment advisor. With new Dynamic Model Portfolios, you’re able to present and discuss … Continued