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

ETF Spotlight on DYLS

By John Koch, Allocation Analyst on February 10, 2017

Here at iSectors, one of the many names we have been given is that of “ETF strategist.” Morningstar calls our investment allocations “… Read More

Winners and losers under Trump

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on January 20, 2017

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… Read More

ETF Hits & Misses For 2016

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 11, 2017

Originally published on January 4, 2017   This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of… Read More

What advisors need to know to manage 2017 dangers

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 9, 2016

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… Read More

Will low interest rate expectations perpetuate deflation, recession, or worse?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on November 7, 2016

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… Read More

Who Had 3 of the Top Ranked Morningstar Strategies?

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on October 11, 2016

Morningstar released its Second Quarter 2016 ETF Managed Portfolio Landscape Report late last week and, once again, iSectors was listed… Read More

Is Gold More Than a Wonderful Safe Haven?

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on September 30, 2016

Precious metals, especially gold, have been fabulous investments this year.  SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), which holds gold bullion,… Read More

Will Stocks Go Down if Interest Rates Go Up?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 27, 2016

Currently, the ten-year Treasury bond interest rates are about 1.62% (September 2016).  Many investors are concerned that when the Federal Reserve stops printing money, interest… Read More

Will the Feds Raise Rates in 2016?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 26, 2016

Harvard University recently published these graphs. Assuming the Federal Reserve is privy to the information below, it doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t raise interest… Read More

Looking for a Low Cost Way to Outshine SPY with Less Risk?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 21, 2016

My 2016 report describes a risk/return comparison of the very low-cost ETF (symbol) SPY an S&P 500  index fund… Read More