Investing When Inflation Outpaces Interest Rates With Lyn Alden

FEATURING THE FOUNDER OF LYN ALDEN INVESTMENT STRATEGY, LYN ALDEN @LynAldenContact   One of my favorite ways to use YCharts is to keep track of various interest rates compared to various measures of inflation on one convenient chart. Historically, interest rates and inflation have often moved together, but things have been very different in 2021. We can … Continued

Earnings Season Playbook: Q3 Reports To Watch

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The beats and misses, excitement and uncertainty all combine for a dizzying few weeks. As such, earnings season requires extra market monitoring, due diligence, and attention to detail than other times of the year. It’s also just pretty fun. … Continued

Upcoming IPOs to Watch and Recent IPO Performance

You may be hearing about hot stocks that are set to make their Initial Public Offering (IPO), whether it’s through your own research or questions from clients. Any company that goes public offers the potential for promising returns—yet while shares of some newly-listed stocks like Airbnb (ABNB), SoFi Technologies (SOFI), and Lucid Group (LCID) have … Continued

Value vs Growth: Current Trends, Top Stocks & ETFs

The value versus growth stocks debate is never-ending. Value stocks mounted a comeback in early 2021 as the world “reopened” and interest rates were rising, but the sea change appears to have been short-lived. After just about 4 months of underperformance, growth stocks regained the lead.  Zooming out, from the COVID-induced market downturn through the … Continued

How to Discuss $HOOD and New IPO Stocks with Clients

Is your client excited about new IPO stocks hitting the market like Robinhood (HOOD), but you’re unsure how to approach the conversation? Considering the fanfare around major IPOs, they can be hard to ignore — but it isn’t always easy to decide whether to invest in one or not. While the potential to win big … 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

New on YCharts: SPAC Units Data

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Units are the latest addition to YCharts’ already expansive data universe. In addition to SPAC shares, which are already available on the platform, units and their related metrics can be leveraged to evaluate SPAC investment opportunities and communicate insights to your clients. So… what is a SPAC unit? A SPAC … Continued

How to Find the Best Bond ETFs for Client Portfolios

Many of us first encountered fixed income not through bond ETFs, but through the physical savings bonds that were gifted to us as kids (thank you, Aunt Judy). Albeit bond ETFs and savings bonds are a bit different, advisors know fixed income’s consistent payments and low correlation to stocks are a vital part of any … Continued

Dividend Stock Investing with The Dividend Guy

FEATURING: THE DIVIDEND GUY In 2017, I bought $MSFT @ $75. Yesterday, $MSFT announced a 10% dividend increase. 💪 I trust my dividend triangle to find great companies: 🔼5 year Rev growth 🔼5 year EPS growth 🔼5 year Div growth This is the start for all my stock researches.@ycharts makes it easy 😎 pic.twitter.com/1XG6oO46Ev — … Continued

Finding a Competitive Edge in Tech Stocks with Beth Kindig

FEATURING: BETH KINDIG $TTD $SNAP & $PINS have each seen multiple expansion of 15%+ over the last year & trade at a premium to $ROKU. Their growth rates have declined significantly over the same time frame. ROKU’s multiple has contracted from 12.8x to 10.9x despite posting consistent 40-55% growth. pic.twitter.com/WtSfhwGmXu — Beth Kindig (@Beth_Kindig) August … Continued