Category: 5-Chart Friday


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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5-Chart Friday (10/23/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) Bonds Breaking Down? Long-term bond yields are creeping up, with 30-year treasuries at their highest levels since June. Why are yields rising? The combination of rising inflation expectations, a recovering economy, and the prospect of trillions more in debt to […]

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5-Chart Friday (10/16/20)

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing… 1) If You Give It, They Will Spend It The boom in Retail Sales continues with new all-time highs and a September surge. The lesson: if you give the American consumer free money, they will spend it. The recessions of yesteryear […]

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