7 Best Asset Classes to Hedge Against Inflation

As investors continue to lament recession worries and market volatility, the US Inflation Rate cooled to 8.52% in July 2022 after reaching 9.06% last month. Perhaps the Fed’s four rate hikes this year are serving their intended purpose of easing inflation from levels not seen since the 1980s?  Download Visual | Modify in YCharts Inflation … Continued

How Oil and Gas Prices Impact the Economy

Since 2000, gas prices have exhibited a generally upward trend, with a few major pullbacks, and have also become increasingly volatile. It begs the question: why are gas prices going up all of a sudden? Lately, the conflict between Russia & Ukraine, rising inflation, and a global economic rebound are all combining to drive oil … 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

Monthly Market Wrap: October 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

10 Stock Market Trends for the End of 2021

Even though the S&P 500’s year-to-date max drawdown is just 5.2%, there’s never a shortage of questions on the minds of investors. And with concern over a further market pullback growing, many advisors and their clients are wondering what’s in store for their portfolios. Is the sky falling? Or just another bump in the bull … Continued