Why $PINS Plummets & $SNAP Summits with Nikki Dunn

FEATURING SHE TALK FINANCE’S, FOUNDER, NIKKI DUNN @shetalksfinance Pinterest (PINS) and Snapchat (SNAP) shares have been pretty great performers over the past few years in the social media space. A recent earnings season however, is starting to show a clear divergence in how the market is perceiving these two companies. While Snapchat has enjoyed modest gains … Continued

Not all that Glitters is Gold with Tadas Viskanta

FEATURING RITHOLTZ WEALTH MANAGEMENT’S, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, TADAS VISKANTA @abnormalreturns The pitch for gold is simple: It is a hedge against inflation and societal uncertainty, which sums up the past year or more. The issue, however, is that gold has not cooperated.   Download Visual l Modify in YCharts l Click to view Tweet In the past year, … 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

Today’s Wholesaler — An Asset, Guide & Consultant to Advisors

As the asset management industry continues to evolve, so do advisors’ expectations of the mutual fund wholesaler. With an emphasis on their fiduciary responsibilities to their client, financial advisors seek to provide the most value possible in a growing competitive landscape. While there are intricacies depending on your function as either a central office internal … Continued

Free Guide: How Do Presidential Elections Impact the Stock Market?

Are you or your clients wondering how U.S. presidential elections affect their investments? Every four years, uncertainty about the next president and their policies leads to further uncertainty for advisors and their clients. To help advisors understand the true impact of elections on the market, and effectively pass insights onto their clients, we studied every … Continued

Investment Scorekeeping with Investopedia’s Caleb Silver

  FEATURING: INVESTOPEDIA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CALEB SILVER Q: Describe your day-to-day at Investopedia. With all of the great content on the site, what are the key areas in which you’re trying to educate investors? A: As the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia, I’m responsible for ensuring content quality across the site, which includes our 30,000 articles and financial … Continued

Identifying Competitive Advantages with Matthew Cochrane

  FEATURING: THE MOTLEY FOOL’S MATTHEW COCHRANE   2/ IMHO best way to value banks is P/B ratio. Don’t like using metric for asset-light businesses, but for banks w/ assets on balance sheets, it’s perfect (Assets-liabilities) or Book value / Shares outstanding = Book value per share Share price/book value per share = P/B ratio … Continued

The Earnings Season Playbook

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The beats and misses, EPS and revenue, excitement and uncertainty all combine for a dizzying few weeks. Don’t get us wrong, it’s important information. Whether it’s a huge swing or a minor movement, earnings announcements make more information available … Continued

Dr. J’s Flight to Bitcoin

FEATURING: JON NAJARIAN Click here to view in YCharts   Jon Najarian is a professional investor, market analyst on CNBC, and co-founder of Investitute.com, a financial education and newsletter services website on which he publishes his market observations and trade ideas. Jon has a rich history in investments and trading, having worked as a floor trader … Continued

How Batnick Strips Emotion Out of Decision Making

FEATURING MICHAEL BATNICK The above chart is courtesy of Michael Batnick, CFA from Ritholtz Wealth Management, and the co-host of the enormously popular “Animal Spirits” podcast. Read our Q&A with him below and if you don’t already, follow him on Twitter @michaelbatnick. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about Ritholtz and what you do … Continued