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iSectors Post-MPT Presentation

Watch the replay of December 2015 iSectors Post-MPT Presentation webcast here… The Post-MPT Growth Allocation is now available as an ETF.  You should consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before...

iSectors Post-MPT Brochure Walkthrough

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors Post-MPT Brochure Walkthrough webcast presentation summary here…  

Dividend ETFs vs. Smart Beta

By John Koch The latest article by David Dziekanski for ETF.com (12/14/16), “Older Dividend ETF Strategies Are Fading” is eyebrow-raising–to say the least. I won’t get into the lauding of smart-beta ETFs by the author,...

What Happened in the “Surprising Equity Sectors” of 2015

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer, iSectors Energy   Energy was the worst performing sector in 2015, down 25% compared to a negative 2% for the S&P 500.             ...

Barron’s Laughable Cover Story on the Stock Market Outlook for 2016

Barron’s presented 10 “prominent” strategists’ views on the economy and 2016 market this last weekend (12/12/15). I laughed as I read the article this past weekend. My takeaways are as follows: Every one of them...

ETF Hits & Misses In 2015

By Chuck Self for ETF.com – ETF Strategist Corner Related ETFs  DFJ, DXJS, FDN, PNQI, KWEB, RSX, RBL, ERUS, UNG, FCG This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some...

Winning Next Year: iSectors and Others Share Attractive Sectors

Two recent articles support our sector views given that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise rates later this month: In Schwab Sector Views: Sector Impact of a Fed Hike, Brad Sorenson of Charles...

Safety First: Model Portfolios for the Coming Volatile Year

2016 will likely be a “Jekyll and Hyde” market.  As financial advisors meet with their clients at or around the beginning of the new year, they should be mindful of these economic and market...

iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 3Q 2015

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors’ 3Q 2015 webinar presentation summary here… iSectors’ Chuck Self reviews the iSectors models and the...

The Most Powerful Reason to Own Treasuries–Now

By Chuck Self iSectors Chief Invesment Officer, Chief Operating Officer The reason can be summed up in four initials: F O M C (The Federal Open Market Committee). The FOMC (part of the Federal Reserve...