Category: 5-Chart Friday


5-Chart Friday (4/16/21)

Don’t miss our latest insights. Sign up here for our newsletter. 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) A Rising Tide… …lifts all boats. 96.4% of stocks in the S&P 500 are above their 200-day moving average, the highest % ever. 2) The Free Money Effect […]

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5-Chart Friday (4/9/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) All is Calm Again The $VIX has finally moved back to pre-pandemic levels, down […]

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6-Chart Saturday (4/3/21)

Click Here for a replay of the Webinar I did with YCharts this week. We discussed 6 Long-Term Market Trends that have been showing signs of reversing. 6 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) The Jobs Recovery Continues As the US reopening continues, jobs are coming back. […]

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5-Chart Friday (3/26/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. __ Register here for our Webinar on April 1st discussing 6 Long-Term Market Trends that have been showing signs of reversing (replay will be sent to those that register). 5 […]

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5-Chart Friday (3/19/21)

Don’t miss our latest insights. Sign up here for our free newsletter… 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Higher Growth + Higher Inflation = Easy Money? The Federal Reserve updated their projections at this week’s FOMC meeting with a substantial move higher in anticipated real […]

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5-Chart Friday (3/12/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. __ 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Stimmy, Stimmy, Stimmy The 3rd round of stimulus checks are on their way, […]

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5-Chart Friday (3/5/21)

Don’t miss our latest insights. Sign up here for our free newsletter… 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1. The Price of Admission The S&P 500 fell 5.7% from its high in mid February to its low this week, its first correction since last September. This […]

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6-Chart Saturday (2/27/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. __ 1) A Billion a Day The boom in SPACs continues with over a billion a day in new issuance in the first two months of the year. At this […]

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6-Chart Saturday (2/20/21)

6 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1. Dr. Copper’s Comeback Copper closed at its highest level in over 9 years, more than doubling from its low last March. The signs of rising inflation can found almost everywhere. Freeport-McMoRan ($FCX), a leading producer of Copper, continues to […]

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5-Chart Friday (2/12/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. __ 1) No Inflation? The US Federal Reserve says there’s “no inflation,” pointing to metrics like the CPI (consumer price index) which is up only 1.4% in the past year. […]

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5-Chart Friday (2/5/21)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Game Over All games eventually come to an end, and this one was no different. The mania that swept the nation last week ended as many had feared, with GameStop down 89% from its high last week. The progression […]

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7-Chart Saturday (1/30/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. — 7 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1. How the Stock Market Became a Video Game This week was one for […]

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5-Chart Friday (1/22/21)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Netflix Numbers Netflix reported earnings this week and surpassed expectations once again. Global subscribers moved above 200 million for the first time, increasing 22% in 2020 (up from 20% in 2019 and 18% in 2018). Netflix original series continue […]

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5-Chart Friday (1/15/21)

This week’s 5-Chart Friday is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. — 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) A Clear Signal of Insanity Last Thursday morning, Elon Musk sent out […]

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5-Chart Friday (1/8/21)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) New Member of the Fab 5 Tesla’s market cap passed Facebook this week to become the 5th largest company in the US (trailing only Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google). Its market cap now stands at $773 billion, up from […]

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6-Chart Saturday (1/2/21)

This week’s post is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. — 6 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) 12 in a Row… The Nasdaq 100 was up 49% in 2020, its […]

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6-Chart Saturday (12/26/20)

6 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) A Billboard for Bitcoin Congress had 9 months to figure out the finer details of the second stimulus bill. So in typical fashion, they rushed a $900 billion bill to the floor last week that was nearly 6,000 pages […]

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5-Chart Friday (12/18/20)

This week’s 5-Chart Friday is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. — 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Asset Class Returns over the Last 10 Years These are the returns from […]

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5-Chart Friday (12/11/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Dashing to 100x The DoorDash ($DASH) IPO this week did not disappoint, propelling the company to a market cap of more than $60 billion. That’s over 100x higher than its private market valuation back in 2015… Few companies have […]

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5-Chart Friday (12/4/20)

This week’s 5-Chart Friday is sponsored by YCharts. Mention Compound to receive 20% off your subscription when you initially sign up for the service. Enabling smarter investment decisions & better client communications. — 5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Top 30 Stocks Over the Last 30 […]

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5-Chart Friday (11/27/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Dow 30,000 The Dow crossed above 30,000 this week for the first time. A look back at other 1,000 point milestones through the years… 2. Airline Travel Slowly Coming Back Last Sunday (11/22) we saw more than 1 million […]

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5-Chart Friday (11/20/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Vaccine Déjà Vu For the second week in a row, amazing vaccine news came at the start of the week, this time from Moderna (phase 3 trial showing its vaccine reduced risk of infection by 94.5%). Moderna’s stock ($MRNA) […]

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5-Chart Friday (11/13/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Vaccine Reversal The big news this week came early on Monday with reports of 90% effectiveness in Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine. The initial reaction was a massive reversal in the “covid trade” with companies hurt most by the virus rallying […]

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5-Chart Friday (11/6/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Call It a Comeback 661,000 jobs were added back in October, building on the gains from May through September. In February and March, 22.1 million jobs were lost and since then 12 million have been added back. This means […]

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5-Chart Friday (10/30/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Rising Volatility The Volatility Index ($VIX) hit 40 this week for the first time since June. The S&P 500 fell over 5% on the week, its largest weekly decline since March. What’s driving the recent increase in fear? Take […]

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