Economic Update — Reviewing Q3 2022

US Stocks continued their downward slide in Q3 of 2022, marking three consecutive quarters in the red for all three major equity indices. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell the hardest with a 6.17% decline in the third quarter, followed closely by the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite. Download Visual | Modify in YCharts Below … Continued

Earnings Season Playbook: Q3 2022 Reports To Watch

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The first six months of 2022 resulted in one of the worst first-half performances for stocks in history. Persistent inflation, “jumbo” Fed rate hikes, and a mighty-strong US Dollar have impacted not only market returns but underlying corporate earnings … 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

Monthly Canada Market Wrap: June 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

Resources for Client Communications in a Bear Market

On February 19th, the S&P 500 set a new all-time-high. The Nasdaq Composite also set a new high that day, while the Dow Jones topped out a week earlier on February 12th. Since then, we’ve witnessed some of the worst sessions in stock market history. It’s worth saying that first and foremost, there are more … Continued