iSectors Blog: 401(k) / Retirement


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...

Improvements Can Be Made To Better Protect Participants In Managed Accounts

Improvements Can Be Made to Better Protect Participants in Managed Accounts Below is an excerpt from an article posted on TowersWatson.com that really resonates with us here at iSectors. It takes a deep dive...

Debunking the myths about collective investment trusts

Last week, we published a post on how iSectors utilizes ETFs in 401k plans. In this article, we also mention that iSectors also utilizes an investment vehicle known as a Collective Investment Trust (CIT). For the uninitiated,...

iSectors’ Use of ETFs in 401k Plans – Part 1

In case you missed it or you just newly started following us and our blog, iSectors’ ETF models are not only available to standard wealth managers, they are also available in any 401(k) plan....

The history of 401k Investing

Today’s Throwback Thursday article (below) may be the most historical one we will ever post! In October 2014, iSectors’ CEO Vern Sumnicht was quoted in an article on FiduciaryNews.com entitled “Explaining 401k Investing Basics Through...

Protecting clients from rising interest rates

Given the strong economic growth indicators released over the past few months, it has become clear that the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates this year. If history is a guide, this action...

Equity Sector Surprises…the Highs and Lows of 2014

2014 was a year of highs and lows, as is every year, but in this case “high” actually means “record high” because both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw record...

Work with a financial advisor for 401(k) retirement plan participation success

One of the advantages of working with an independent financial advisor is that s/he can recommend the best investment options for retirement plan participants. The recent academic research by professors at Indiana University, University...

iSectors Ready Go! 401K Retirement Plan Solutions

Great news!  iSectors® has teamed with leading retirement plan providers to create iSectors Ready Go! 401K Retirement Plan Solutions. Financial advisors can now leverage the strengths and experience of a team of 401(k) industry experts....

So what about this stock market situation?

By Vern Sumnicht It’s obvious that the stock market looks pretty weak right now–this seems to be a pretty common occurrence every September-October period. It’s impossible to know where the next few months will...