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ETF Spotlight on DYLS

By John Koch Here at iSectors, one of the many names we have been given is that of “ETF strategist.” Morningstar calls our investment allocations “ETF Managed Portfolios.” Whichever name is given to us,...

iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 4Q 2016

In this 15 minute webcast, iSectors’ chief investment officer, Chuck Self discussed the 4th quarter performance of all the iSectors models and provided talking points to be used in client meetings. Chuck also provided his...

Winners and losers under Trump

By Vern Sumnicht Originally published by For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Post-Crescent, Appleton. Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. president on Jan. 20, and even with a supportive Senate and Congress, it’s hard to believe he...

iSectors®, LLC 4th Quarter 2016 Summary Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 3.82% during the quarter and up 11.96% in 2016. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) underperformed US stocks in the quarter by rising 1.30% and...

ETF Hits & Misses For 2016

Originally published on January 4, 2017 This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry for ETF.com. By Chuck...

What Happened in the Surprising Equity Sectors of 2016?

  Contributed by Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer.   1.    Energy a.  Energy was the best performing sector in 2016, up 27% compared to a positive 11% for the S&P 500. b.  Through...

What advisors need to know to manage 2017 dangers

Contributed by Chuck Self 2016 was the Airline Year since many markets made round trips. The ten-year Treasury note yield was the round trip poster child.  After beginning the year at 2.27%, the yield...

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...

iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 3Q 2016

In case you missed it, or would like listen in again, you can watch the replay of the iSectors’ 3Q 2016 webinar presentation summary here…  

The iSectors®, LLC 3rd Quarter 2016 Summary and Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 3.85% during the quarter and up 15.43% over the past 12 months. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) outperformed US stocks in the quarter by...