iSectors Blog: Chuck Self


iSectors Quarterly Summary – 2Q 2015

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors’ 2Q 2015 webinar presentation summary here… iSectors’ Chuck Self reviews the iSectors models and the...

POST-MPT GROWTH ALLOCATION UPDATE

Over the past three months, iSectors’ Post-MPT Growth Allocation has gone through some significant changes.  The strategy is currently incorporating its lowest amount of leverage since October 2013—after tracking close to its 33% maximum for...

Yes, financial advisors can properly utilize leveraged ETFs in client portfolios

Financial advisors have varying views of the use of leveraged ETFs.  These securities have the goal of providing (for 2x leveraged ETFs) double the daily return of the reference index. For example, from the ProShares...

iSectors Quarterly Summary – 1Q 2015

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors’ 1Q 2015 webinar presentation summary here… iSectors’ Chuck Self reviews the iSectors models and the overall performance...

Post-MPT Growth: Taking Equity Risk at Attractive Times

Stock Market investing is a fascinating activity!  Historical studies show that over long periods of time, equities outperform all other major asset classes.  Thus, the financially logical course of action is to be 100%...

Attractive Equity and Balanced Alternatives

Given the volatility in the markets over the last ten years, it has been difficult to find strategies that performed consistently well on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis. There were many equity-benchmarked investments that performed...

ETF Strategist industry is still in a good position to bounce back in 2015

Recently ETF.com published an article entitled Don’t Fret About ETF Strategist Slowdown (I’ve included the text below). While we agree that the slowdown in the ETF Strategist space is most definitely not something to “fret”...

iSectors Quarterly Summary – 4Q 2014

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, watch the replay of iSectors’ 4Q 2014 webinar presentation summary here… The iSectors Quarterly Summary – 4Q 2014 – 21 January 2015, 3:15 pm CDT (US...

The Effect of Oil Price Movements on US Equities

By Chuck Self It has certainly been a confusing equity market recently. At times, falling oil prices are good since it puts more money into consumers’ and businesses’ pockets.  Alternatively, the declining energy prices...

Equity Sector Surprises…the Highs and Lows of 2014

2014 was a year of highs and lows, as is every year, but in this case “high” actually means “record high” because both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw record...