Posts tagged Ycharts

So You Want to Start Angel Investing?

As startups get more mainstream and companies get higher valuations, I have seen more interest in startup investing.  Many family offices and high net worth individuals are direct investing in order to avoid the fees that they pay in VC …






Don’t Ask Why-Ask YCharts

One of my portfolio companies YCharts just rolled out some new functionality.  Since I initially invested in them back in 2010, they keep rolling out great stuff quarter after quarter. This recent update is a blockbuster. YCharts Dashboard boasts endless …






YCharts Makes You Smarter

YCharts started out in the depths of the financial crisis.  They are based in Chicago, and have offices in New York City as well.  Shawn Carpenter has built a really good team and company culture. YCharts has the best research …






Get Used to Volatility

After a nice sustained rally this year, the market seems to be having second thoughts.  When markets turn, there is a lot of volatility at the high and the low.  Great uncertainty sweeps through.  There are no real North Stars …






Why Let Bloomberg Snoop on You?: YCharts Has A New Look

The Ycharts team recently changed their offices.  They are growing and needed some new digs.  While they were at that, they changed their landing page.  It looks really sweet. They recently just closed another round of financing.  They brought in …






Bloomberg Snooping on Its Customers-Try YCharts Instead

Bloomberg got caught with it’s hand in the cookie jar.  On Glenn Reynold’s Instapundit blog, this story caught my eye.  Goldman Sachs ($GS) execs were worried about the privacy of information in their firm because Bloomberg had access to how …






About That Stock Market Rally

Some data.  Remember, the value of the dollar is significantly lower today than it was in 2008.   If we compared real inflation adjusted prices, we aren’t close to the high.  Here is some data on dollar action over the …






Breakfast Links

Obama has given a major stimulus to the gun industry over his four years. SWHC data by YCharts Larry Kudlow agrees with me. Don’t blame Boehner. Is the Series A crunch affecting Europe? Chicago mayor challenges investors. MF Global trustees …






Ycharts

Don’t know if anyone notices or not, but I use Ycharts in some blog posts to put stock or sector charts up. Ycharts is one really innovative company in the Chicago entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s really a great site to do …