iSectors Blog


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...

6 Reasons Why Platinum and Palladium Are Likely to Shine in Investment Portfolios

Contributed by Nitesh Shah Director, Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities Gold is up nearly 20 percent in 2016, with investors flocking into the yellow metal for its potential safe-haven benefits as the market evaluates central bank policies...

iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 1Q 2016

In case you missed it, or would like listen in again, you can watch the replay of the iSectors’ 1Q 2016 webinar presentation summary here…

iSectors’ ETF Spotlight on the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)

By John Koch The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) may sound self-explanatory at first. Without digging any deeper, one might think it was just State Street’s version of a high yield dividend ETF that...

Awful 2016 Earnings Should Lead to Unattractive Equities This Year

The US economy is in a precarious position. There are three monthly economic releases that are important to iSectors’ work.  One is the unemployment rate, which rose last month due to more people entering...

ETFs … They Aren’t Your Father’s Oldsmobile

By Vern Sumnicht, CEO, Founder iSectors, LLC Sumnicht & Associates, LLC was founded in 1988 and for 12 years, we used active asset management, that is, professional money managers and/or actively managed mutual funds. After...

How to Earn Attractive Returns in Strong and Weak Equity Markets

Unfortunately, investors that strongly emphasized 3 and 5 year performance numbers to choose investments at the beginning of 2015 have been disappointed with their results over the past 12 months.  Our view is that...

ETF Spotlight on LMBS

By John Koch Let’s take a look at another ETF Spotlight on a fund owned by iSectors. This time we’re going to take a look at the fixed income space instead of the equity space...

Why are all the “Oil Dividends” missing? Where have they gone?

The advance release of the U.S. 4th quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers were disappointing.  After running at a 4%+ pace in the middle of 2014 and between 2% and 4% earlier last year,...