iSectors Blog: Chuck Self


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...

Post-MPT 4th Quarter Update

UNSAFE AT CURRENT SPEEDS The quantitative model supporting the Post-MPT strategies has made major changes in the third quarter. At the end of June, the iSectors® Post-MPT Growth Allocation was leveraged, with major overweights...

iSectors Post-MPT Growth Update – September 2015

The September rebalancing of the iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation resulted in a major downward shift in the portfolios risk.  The amount of leverage dropped from 29% in August to 2%. It has been over two...

Chuck Self on Stock Market 2015: “…3rd Quarter earnings will be fine…”

“Stay the course and be patient…” is the best thing to do during a turbulent moment and it’s worked throughout history. “Stocks are still up sharply over the last 6 years. The bull market rally began in March...

Update: Post-MPT Growth Allocation 10 year data results through July 2015

Among the many ways to graphically review performance and risk numbers, presenting this information in triangle forms can give unique perspectives.  In November of last year, we wrote on Post-MPT Growth Allocation data through...

Why REITs Should be in a Retirement Portfolio

iSectors’ Chief Investment Officer, Chuck Self, recently commented in an August 3rd article for Financial Advisor. REITs are necessary components of a truly diversified investment portfolio. iSectors quantitative work shows that although they have...