Economic Update — Reviewing Q1 2021

A big green flag was waved for the bull market in the first quarter of 2021, as investors continued to load up their plates with risky assets. With a presidential election behind us and ever-growing coronavirus vaccination rates ahead, US markets got back off to the races. The NASDAQ gained 3% in Q1, but a … Continued

Strong Start Boosts Confidence: Q1 2021 Fund Flows

With another year come and gone (in the case of 2020: hoorah!) and a new president inaugurated, 2021 leapt off the starting blocks with both a rising stock market and interest rates shooting higher. In response, assets flowed to equity and bond funds alike. The chart below shows that through the end of Q1 2021, … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: March 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

What to Look for in Value vs. Growth Stocks

The value vs. growth stocks debate is never-ending, but recent advances from value companies are signaling a significant tide change. From the March downturn through the end of 2020, growth stocks delivered a 1.5x greater return than their value counterparts. In 2021, the tables have turned—value stocks are pulling away to lead the market while … Continued