White Paper: What’s the Optimal Rebalancing Strategy?

Portfolio rebalancing is the practice of realigning a portfolio’s actual allocations with the allocation percentages that were originally intended by the advisor and their client. The problem: rebalancing can negatively impact performance in pursuit of risk controls, and it’s unclear which is the optimal rebalancing frequency. Which strategy is best for managing risk and maximizing … Continued

New on YCharts: Client-Friendly Data Table PDFs

YCharts users have a new way to share their investment insights with clients! Data views built in Comp Tables—a tool that creates clean, formatted data tables using securities, metrics, and custom scores of your choosing—are now exportable as client and printer-friendly PDFs. Whether comparing securities, evaluating your firm’s model portfolios, or auditing a holdings list, … Continued

How Mutual Fund 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

New on YCharts: FINRA Reviewed Portfolio Reports

Big news! The YCharts Portfolio Overview and Portfolio Comparison Reports are now FINRA-Reviewed. With this update, YCharts clients can access two PDF Report templates (via YCharts Model Portfolios) that present investment strategies with clean and straightforward visuals, and also include the necessary disclosures and formatting to earn a clean response letter from FINRA. Click Here … 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

New on YCharts: Custom Securities

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to the YCharts platform: Custom Securities. Simply put, Custom Securities enable you to upload your own data into YCharts, access performance, risk, and other metrics calculated off that data, and create holdings to use within Model Portfolios. You can use Custom Securities to add your portfolios’ past returns … 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 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

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