iSectors Blog: Economy


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...

2016 Investment and Market Outlook

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP® – CEO, iSectors®, LLC In the famous words of Warren Buffet, “be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful,” I think it would be...

We’re Experiencing an Emotional Market Correction: 12 Reasons Why

By Vern Sumnicht   I understand how emotionally difficult it can be watching the stock market when 2015 was only up 1.5% and 2016 is down about 10% year to date. However, the bigger...

A market correction isn’t unusual…look for growth later this year

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht As we saw at the close of last week’s market and really all of the first half of January, 2016 has had a difficult beginning.  There are a number of...

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...

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...

Yes, a dividend-paying domestic allocation can be categorized as a global allocation

This is great news! The large multinational companies in iSectors Domestic Equities Allocation model earn one-half of their revenues from international and emerging market countries. In turn, clients are getting international investment exposure by investing in iSectors Domestic Equities...

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...