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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. ...

We’re Experiencing an Emotional Market Correction: 12 Reasons Why

By Vern Sumnicht   I understand how emotionally difficult it can be watching the stock market when 2015 was only up 1.5% and 2016 is down about 10% year to date. However, the bigger...

iSectors Quarterly Summary – 4th Quarter 2015

If you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you watch the replay of iSectors’ 4Q 2015 summary webcast here…

4th Quarter 2015 Market Summary Commentary

Although US stocks rebounded in 2015’s final quarter, most other asset classes were flat or down.  As a whole, 2015 was unusual in that there were not major asset classes with results greater than...

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...

Advisors Need to Know How to Address Their Clients’ Market Concerns

Contributed by Chuck Self Chief Operating Officer | Chief Investment Officer at iSectors® Given the recent 10% stock market decline from the May 2015 highs, financial advisors are receiving calls and emails from concerned...

Why Invest in ETFs instead of Mutual Funds at Year-End?

By Vern Sumnicht As we approach the end of  2015, it’s  a good time to recall another one of the advantages of using ETFs rather than mutual funds. When investing in mutual funds close...

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...