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

Monthly Market Wrap: April 2022

Welcome back to the Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts, where we review and 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? … 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

Monthly Market Wrap: January 2022

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

Using Scatter Plots in Client Communications

We’re excited to share that a new tool, Scatter Plot, has been added to YCharts as another way to visualize and share security, portfolio, and market data. Available to YCharts Professional users, Scatter Plot enables you to illustrate risk vs. reward for different securities, plot your portfolios against an efficient frontier, and understand how individual … Continued

One Year Since the COVID Crash: How Far We’ve Come

It’s been one full year since the stock market crash on March 23rd, 2020, and a few months more since the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was first identified. Little did we know how much the world, our daily habits, and our portfolios, would be changed. Here, we reflect on the past year through data and visuals … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q4 2019

Ebbs and flows in the macroeconomy can often lead to tides of change for different sectors, industries, and public companies. Investors, especially those with longer time horizons, look for insights in economic data released by research companies and government agencies to make strategic adjustments to their portfolios. For that reason, YCharts collects and makes available … Continued

Charts of the Decade: Looking Back on the 2010s

The end of the year, and now the end of the decade, provide an opportunity to look inward and reflect on our successes and failures, think critically about where we went wrong, and make resolutions to be better versions of ourselves going forward. But that sounds like a lot of work. Instead, we at YCharts … Continued