iSectors Blog: Chuck Self


Awful 2016 Earnings Should Lead to Unattractive Equities This Year

The US economy is in a precarious position. There are three monthly economic releases that are important to iSectors’ work.  One is the unemployment rate, which rose last month due to more people entering...

How to Earn Attractive Returns in Strong and Weak Equity Markets

Unfortunately, investors that strongly emphasized 3 and 5 year performance numbers to choose investments at the beginning of 2015 have been disappointed with their results over the past 12 months.  Our view is that...

Why are all the “Oil Dividends” missing? Where have they gone?

The advance release of the U.S. 4th quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers were disappointing.  After running at a 4%+ pace in the middle of 2014 and between 2% and 4% earlier last year,...

How 401(K) Advisors Can Use ETFs

ETFs are on the rise in 40(k) plans By Chuck Self for 401k Specialist Magazine – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 Originally posted by: JOHN SULLIVAN  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gained significant market share throughout the last decade, and more...

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. ...

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…

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...

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...

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.             ...