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

Earnings Season Playbook: Q1 2022 Reports To Watch

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. After a year of strong earnings reports in 2021, the first results of 2022 may be a bellwether for the year to come. This rings especially true given how the major averages have sunk into correction, and even bear … Continued

Value vs Growth: Current Trends, Top Stocks & ETFs

The value vs. growth stocks debate is never-ending, and 2021 provided a near-perfect illustration of how regularly these equity styles ebb and flow. Value stocks, as defined here by the iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE), steadily outperformed growth for the first half of 2021. But in the back half of the year, growth (IVW) … 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

Finding a Competitive Edge in Tech Stocks with Beth Kindig

FEATURING: BETH KINDIG $TTD $SNAP & $PINS have each seen multiple expansion of 15%+ over the last year & trade at a premium to $ROKU. Their growth rates have declined significantly over the same time frame. ROKU’s multiple has contracted from 12.8x to 10.9x despite posting consistent 40-55% growth. pic.twitter.com/WtSfhwGmXu — Beth Kindig (@Beth_Kindig) August … Continued