iSectors Blog: Chuck Self


Choosing Investment Strategies That Will Repeat Positive Return Patterns In the Future

By Chuck Self In my previous post, Providing the Correct Pattern of Returns for Your Clients, we discussed how the financial turmoil and opportunities during the past seven years resulted in advisors’ clients abandoning their...

iSectors®, LLC 1st Quarter 2017 Summary Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 6.07% during the quarter and up 17.17% over the past twelve months. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) outperformed US stocks in the quarter by...

The New Era of Investment Management Outsourcing

Investment Management Outsourcing is the focus of iSectors’ latest webcast. In this special presentation, Chuck Self, MBA, CFA, Chief Investment Officer of iSectors, LLC speaks with Laura Gregg, Director of Intermediary Client Development at Northern...

iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 4Q 2016

In this 15 minute webcast, iSectors’ chief investment officer, Chuck Self discussed the 4th quarter performance of all the iSectors models and provided talking points to be used in client meetings. Chuck also provided his...

iSectors®, LLC 4th Quarter 2016 Summary Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 3.82% during the quarter and up 11.96% in 2016. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) underperformed US stocks in the quarter by rising 1.30% and...

ETF Hits & Misses For 2016

Originally published on January 4, 2017 This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry for ETF.com. By Chuck...

What Happened in the Surprising Equity Sectors of 2016?

  Contributed by Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer.   1.    Energy a.  Energy was the best performing sector in 2016, up 27% compared to a positive 11% for the S&P 500. b.  Through...

Who Had 3 of the Top Ranked Morningstar Strategies?

Contributed by Chuck Self Morningstar released its Second Quarter 2016 ETF Managed Portfolio Landscape Report late last week and, once again, iSectors was listed as one of the premier firms in the report. Here are some of...

Is Gold More Than a Wonderful Safe Haven?

Contributed by Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer. Precious metals, especially gold, have been fabulous investments this year.  SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), which holds gold bullion, is up 23% during 2016’s first three-quarters.  VanEck Vectors...

Equity Trend Following Strategies are Shams

Equity trend following or momentum strategies and funds have become very popular in the past decade.  A number of providers, large and small, have created these funds to attract investors that moved away from...