iSectors Blog: ETF


ETF Land?… ETF Heaven? The future is bright, per iSectors and Vern Sumnicht

iSectors’ CEO Vern Sumnicht would like to responds to a recent article in Investor’s Business Daily (by Dani Burger on March 14, 2017): | “Trump Waiting Game Turns a Stock Picker’s Paradise Into ETF Land”...

Winners and losers under Trump

By Vern Sumnicht Originally published by For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Post-Crescent, Appleton. Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. president on Jan. 20, and even with a supportive Senate and Congress, it’s hard to believe he...

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...

The iSectors®, LLC 3rd Quarter 2016 Summary and Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 3.85% during the quarter and up 15.43% over the past 12 months. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) outperformed US stocks in the quarter by...

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...

Will Stocks Go Down if Interest Rates Go Up?

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP, CEO and Founder of iSectors. Currently, the ten-year Treasury bond interest rates are about 1.62% (September 2016).  Many investors are concerned that when the Federal Reserve stops printing money, interest...

Looking for a Low Cost Way to Outshine SPY with Less Risk?

By Vern Sumnicht CEO, Founder – iSectors®, LLC My new report describes a risk/return comparison of the very low-cost ETF (symbol) SPY an S&P 500  index fund and iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation. I’d like to call your...

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...