Trending Stocks, Funds, and Econ Data: August 2022

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most search traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from August 2022 showed that trending market topics include Mega Cap stocks dragging indexes lower, … Continued

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

$SHOP Price Cut, Record Low Oil Reserves, Short-Duration Funds | What’s Trending on YCharts?

With every edition of What’s Trending on YCharts?, we reveal the stocks, funds, and economic data that generated the most traffic each month on YCharts. Are any of these names or data points on your radar? YCharts pageview data from July 2022 showed that trending market topics include Shopify’s (SHOP) selloff amid a slowing e-commerce … Continued

YCharts Wrapped 2021: Our Most Searched For Pages

What a year 2021 was. From Reddit-fueled retail trading frenzies and crypto crazes to record-setting inflation and commodity rebounds (looking at you, oil), it was one of the best-performing years for US stocks on record, but also came with no shortage of headlines. With the constant flurry of news and noise that came investors’ way … Continued

Ben Carlson’s Favorite Charts of 2021

This post originally appeared on Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense. Follow Ben on Twitter @awealthofcs for more!  —— The U.S. stock market as a whole was basically devoid of volatility this year: Download Visual | Modify in YCharts In fact, out of the past 94 years of data, this year ranks as the 9th lowest peak-to-trough drawdown … Continued

Fixed Income, Equity-Blend Funds Top Q3 2021 Fund Flows

The chart below shows that through the end of Q3 2021, the S&P 500 (^SPXTR) was up 15.9% including dividends, the Bloomberg US Aggregate (^BBUSATR) fell 1.6%, and the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate (^BBGATR) dropped about 4.1%. Mostly moving in tandem, US bonds diverged from their global counterpart in early Q3, refusing to go lower … Continued

Fund Flows Review: August 2021

Welcome to the first edition of Fund Flows Review from YCharts, a monthly series in which we’ll use asset flows to better understand market trends and momentum. As always, feel free to download and share any visuals with clients and colleagues, or on social media.  Watch our key takeaways from mutual fund and ETF flows … Continued

Is the Market Back to Normal? Q2 2021 Fund Flows

With increasingly available vaccines, businesses reopening, and most people eager to get out of their homes, Q2 saw a dramatic rise in the S&P 500, up 15.25% in 2021 through June. Meanwhile, the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate moved higher from its 2021 low but was still down 3.21% at the midway point of the year. … Continued