Harness Volatility & Create Opportunity

While the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) has long served as a volatility yardstick for investors, the index again stepped into the limelight in March of 2020 when it spiked to its highest level ever. Just as was the case last year, investors are needing to tap into their fight or flight instincts early … Continued

How to Visually Explain the Rise in Treasury Yields

Treasury rates are on the rise, and yield-hungry investors are making moves to satisfy their appetites. The 20-Year and 30-Year US Treasury Rates are now higher than the S&P 500 dividend yield, but the opposite was true for most of 2020. Yielding slightly more than 2%, both these long-term rates are back to levels seen … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap-up: December 2020

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap-up 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, colleagues, or on your social media! Want the Monthly Market Wrap-up to be sent straight to your inbox? … Continued