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Twitter, Floating Rate Bonds, Fed Rate Hikes | What’s Trending on YCharts?

What’s Trending on YCharts?  pulls back the cover on YCharts data to reveal the stocks, funds, and economic indicators that people are searching for most (on both YCharts and Google).

In April 2022, trending topics included Twitter and Elon Musk’s acquisition, floating rate (or bank loan) ETFs, and several treasury yields in light of the Fed Board’s 0.50% rate hike.

To get the full scoop on everything that’s currently trending, watch here:

 

Hottest Company Pages

These stock data pages had the largest month-over-month unique pageview growth in April 2022, as compared to March 2022.

trending on ycharts stock company data

Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) Market Cap

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Shares Outstanding

Twitter Inc (TWTR)

Twitter Inc (TWTR) PE Ratio

Spotify Inc (SPOT) Market Cap

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Market Cap

Netflix (NFLX) PE Ratio

Netflix (NFLX) Income Statement

Netflix (NFLX)

Netflix (NFLX) Quarterly Stock Buybacks

While fully acknowledging that Elon Musk’s acquisition is the biggest news currently surrounding Twitter (TWTR), the stock has been on quite the path since the start of 2021. Twitter shares set a new all-time high early in the year, drew down 30%, then mostly recovered. When management announced a $4 billion buyback plan in late 2021, shares declined in what would become a 50% slide. Around the same time, $2 billion worth of Twitter stock was repurchased by the company and Elon Musk’s takeover plans materialized. And now, Twitter’s stock price is basically right back where it started 2021. So… all of that for nothing?

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Hottest Fund Pages

These mutual fund and ETF pages had the largest month-over-month unique pageview growth in April 2022, as compared to March 2022.

trending on ycharts mutual fund etf data

BNY Mellon National Municipal Money Market Fund (MOMXX)

AlphaCentric Income Opportunities (IOFIX) AUM

Catalyst/CIFC Floating Rate Income (CFRIX)

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR® ETF (XLP)

Health Care Select Sector SPDR® ETF (XLV)

Fidelity® Government Money Market (SPAXX)

Fidelity® International Index (FSPSX)

iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)

Vanguard Federal Money Market Investor (VMFXX)

SPDR® S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Holdings

With interest rates on the rise, fixed income funds’ net asset value (NAV) returns are suffering. And this chart clearly shows why floating rate bond funds (also called bank loan funds) are so popular right now. Floating rate bonds are uniquely positioned to maintain their yield spreads while rates are rising, and they are gaining a lot of attention from yield-hungry investors.

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Hottest Econ Data Pages

These economic data pages had the largest month-over-month unique pageview growth in April 2022, as compared to March 2022.

trending on ycharts econ data

US 10-Year Government Bond Interest Rate

US Inflation Rate

4 Week Treasury Bill Rate

3 Month Treasury Bill Rate

1 Year Treasury Rate

US Producer Price Index

6 Month Treasury Bill Rate

1 Month Treasury Bill Rate

S&P 500 PE Ratio

20 Year Treasury Rate

A major trend in the post-COVID-19 stock market has been the contraction, then rapid expansion of corporate earnings. This chart shows that earnings growth eventually caught up with price growth in 2021, bringing the market price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio back in line with 2018’s high. Looking ahead in 2022, as prices begin to pull back, will the S&P 500’s P/E ratio continue declining, as it’s forecasted to? And if so, will that decline be caused by further earnings expansion? Or a worsening sell-off for stocks?

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