7 Best Asset Classes to Hedge Against Inflation

The US Inflation Rate reached 8.26% in April 2022, hovering around its highest level since “The Great Inflation” of the 1980s. US Core Inflation and Core CPI have not only topped 6% for the first time since September 1982, but each has remained above 6% for all of 2022 so far. Download Visual | Modify … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q4 2021

After a flat Q3 for equities, the bull market ended 2021 with a bang. (Spoiler alert: 2022 is off to a rough start.) In the fourth quarter of 2021, the S&P 500 charged 11% higher. The NASDAQ rose 8.5%, while the Dow finished Q4 up 7.9%. Download Visual | Modify in YCharts For the year, … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q3 2021

For most of Q3, it appeared the bull market would continue charging, but equities stalled out in September. In the third quarter of 2021, the NASDAQ and S&P 500 both rose by as much as 5% but finished around flat, while the Dow lost 1.5%. The last day of Q3 marked the first time in … Continued

Charlie Bilello’s 15 Charts for the First Half of 2021

Welcome to the first installment of YCharts’ newest series, “5 Charts to Show Your Clients” with Charlie Bilello, Founder and CEO of Compound Capital Advisors. Each month, we’ll sit down with Charlie to discuss approximately five visuals that illustrate current market trends, are great to share with clients, and were all created using YCharts. (Next … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q2 2021

The green flag continued flying for the bull market in Q2 of 2021, as investors continued to load up on assets of all types. With most of the country fully reopened thanks to improving coronavirus vaccination rates, US markets continued their climb. The Dow and S&P 500 gained 5.1% and 8.5%, respectively, but a marketwide … Continued

Making Tax-Loss Harvesting Easy with YCharts

As year-end approaches, nearly every advisor is thinking about taxes for their clients; how to harvest losses and maximize after-tax returns. With YCharts, help advisors think through their tax-loss harvesting process, making sure it is efficient and collaborative.  First, use YCharts Comp Tables to identify a portfolio’s losers — which funds have sold off this … Continued