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Passive investing options are becoming more popular thanks to ETF market growth

By Chuck Self The investment into passive vehicles will continue to rise for the reasons cited in this article. The other trend is the investment of passive vehicles in an active manner. This allows...

Yes, Financial Advisors are a worthwhile expense for some 401(k) participants

iSectors’ Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Self agrees with Donna Rosato, with regard to her August 25th article for Time.com, that financial advisors are a worthwhile expense for 401(k) participants with significant balances....

Correlation Convergence is Hurting Your Investment Performance

by Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP What is Correlation? Correlation is a statistical term that helps describe the relationship between two investments, enabling an investor to determine how similar two investments are to each other....

The Trouble with Mutual Funds

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP® Although mutual funds offer a package of professional management and diversification, they also have significant problems, including high fees, hidden costs, uncertainty of holdings and uncertainty of taxes. Volumes have...

Correlation Convergence is Hurting Your Investment Performance

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP® What is Correlation? Correlation is a statistical term that helps describe the relationship between two investments, enabling an investor to determine how similar two investments are to each other....

Finding Appropriate Investment Strategies for Client Portfolios

By Chuck Self – CIO/COO, iSectors® LLC Financial advisors (FAs) utilizing outsourced investment management processes face a significant number of choices.  Recently, there were 675 exchange-traded fund (ETF) investment strategists in Morningstar’s database.  How does...

How financial advisors can provide the correct pattern of returns for their clients

By Chuck Self A financial advisor’s clients have a myriad of needs that he or she continually look to satisfy. For a financial advisor, it all boils down to providing an attractive pattern of returns throughout bull...

Have You Reviewed Your ETF Strategist Recently?

iSectors® Post-MPT Growth Allocation Featured in Barron’s on August 2, 2014 In the article, the Barron’s columnist, Brendan Conway, discusses the growing use of ETF strategist models by advisors to meet their clients’ goals....

More insight on rising mutual fund tax bills…

Many advisors aren’t aware that the pass thru capital gains distributions of actively managed mutual funds are not included as part of the funds expense ratios. In addition to this, the trading fees inside...

The iSectors Quarterly Summary – 2Q 2014

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, watch the replay of iSectors’ 2Q 2014 presentation summary here… iSectors’ CEO, Vern Sumnicht, commented:  ” … great results especially iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation...