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Modern views, insight and ideas about investing including ETF allocations, liquid alternatives, retirement planning, and more.

7 INSIDE INSIGHTS FROM INSIDE ETFS 2018

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 25, 2018

Inside ETFs 2018 with its more than 2,000 attendees, just finished in Hollywood, Florida yesterday. While there will… Read More

How 401(K) Advisors Can Use ETFs

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 20, 2018

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gained significant market share for over a decade now, and more investors are interested in utilizing the investment… Read More

3 Attractive, Tax Favored, Sectors for Advisors This Year

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 19, 2018

As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was formed and eventually enacted, many mid-cycle, economically dependent… Read More

3 Steps You Need to Know to Reduce Portfolio Downside Risk

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 9, 2018

Nine years old!  That will be the age of the US equity bull market in March 2018, and what a bull market it has been:… Read More

iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation: Messaging Notes for First Quarter, 2018

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 8, 2018

The Post-MPT Growth Allocation model has become more conservatively positioned over the past quarter The largest allocation increase has been US Treasury Bonds. Gold stocks… Read More

How to Manage Tax-Free Bond Portfolios More Effectively

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 4, 2018

Even with recent tax law changes, the need for tax-exempt municipal bond portfolios remain significant.  Although the top tax bracket has been lowered to 37%,… Read More

How to Have Thriving Clients in the Next Market Correction

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 22, 2017

2017’s fabulous equity market performance has led to increased expectations for future returns by many advisors’ clients. As you know, broad market valuations… Read More

iSectors’ CEO Comments on “3 Reasons Not to Worry about U.S. Debt (For Now)”

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on November 8, 2017

A recent Zacks Investment Management’s Market Insight e-mail newsletter included this article.  So we asked iSectors’ CEO Vern Sumnicht to weigh… Read More

Advisors are ditching commissions for flat-fees using low cost index ETFs

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on October 17, 2017

The new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations require financial advisers to act as fiduciaries, and (in other words) always put the client’s interests first… Read More

Dos and don’ts for income investors

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on October 10, 2017

Originally written for and published in Post-Crescent/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. This is a difficult environment for individuals… Read More