iSectors Blog: 401(k) / Retirement


Will low interest rate expectations perpetuate deflation, recession, or worse?

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht Many of you likely recall the high inflation and high interest rate economy the U.S. experienced back in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  There were families paying 14 percent...

How to assess your economic picture

Originally contributed to USA TODAY NETWORK Wisconsin By Vern Sumnicht CEO/founder iSectors®, LLC and Sumnicht & Associates. Mark Twain was famously known for the quote, “rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated,” which is largely applicable...

How 401(K) Advisors Can Use ETFs

ETFs are on the rise in 40(k) plans By Chuck Self for 401k Specialist Magazine – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 Originally posted by: JOHN SULLIVAN  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gained significant market share throughout the last decade, and more...

2016 Investment and Market Outlook

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP® – CEO, iSectors®, LLC In the famous words of Warren Buffet, “be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful,” I think it would be...

Advisors: How to Show Valentine’s Day LOVE with Precious Metals

After a rough start in the stock market this year, it is a relief that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Market participants, including financial advisors’ clients, can use a little love about now. ...

The importance of good common sense for successful investing

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht Here is a post I recently read on an investment website: This is why I will still be broke when I die. After 24 years, 7 months and 16 days...

A market correction isn’t unusual…look for growth later this year

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht As we saw at the close of last week’s market and really all of the first half of January, 2016 has had a difficult beginning.  There are a number of...

Should You Pay Zero and Actually Create a Financial Plan Yourself?

By Chuck Self One of my favorite radio shows is hosted by Glenn Haege, America’s Master Handyman.® Every Saturday morning, he amazes me with his answers to callers’ questions on a wide range of...

Why REITs Should be in a Retirement Portfolio

iSectors’ Chief Investment Officer, Chuck Self, recently commented in an August 3rd article for Financial Advisor. REITs are necessary components of a truly diversified investment portfolio. iSectors quantitative work shows that although they have...