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

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

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: March 2021

Welcome back to the Canadian Monthly Market Wrap from YCharts! Here, we break down the most important market trends for Canada-based 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 Canada Market Wrap sent straight to your … Continued

Monthly Market Wrap: March 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

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

How to Visually Explain the Rise in Treasury Yields

Treasury rates are on the rise, and yield-hungry investors are making moves to satisfy their appetites. The 20-Year and 30-Year US Treasury Rates are now higher than the S&P 500 dividend yield, but the opposite was true for most of 2020. Yielding slightly more than 2%, both these long-term rates are back to levels seen … Continued

Advisors: Do Clients Perceive Your Value?

As a registered investment advisor (RIA) there are two common methods for growing your firm: Method 1: Grow AUM in current accounts. Method 2: Grow AUM by adding new accounts. Top advisors recognize that sustainable growth requires them to simultaneously focus on both methods. In order to grow the quantity and size of accounts managed, advisors must … Continued