iSectors Blog: ETF


Advisors: How to Show Valentine’s Day LOVE with Precious Metals Redux

Contributed by Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer, iSectors **** Two years ago, I posted a piece recommending that one of the most tangible ways that advisors can show affection to their clients is to add...

Perspective of the Recent Market Decline in 7 Graphs

The recent U.S. stock market decline is not unusual.  However, it has been two years since one of this magnitude has happened. In a typical year, a 11% to 14% drop in the Standard...

7 INSIDE INSIGHTS FROM INSIDE ETFS 2018

Contributed by Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer, iSectors Inside ETFs 2018 with its more than 2,000 attendees, just finished in Hollywood, Florida yesterday. While there will be many articles discussing the conference’s sessions, I...

3 Attractive, Tax Favored, Sectors for Advisors This Year

Contributed by Chuck Self, CIO, CCO, COO – iSectors …. As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was formed and eventually enacted, many mid-cycle, economically dependent equity sectors, such as consumer discretionary,...

3 Steps You Need to Know to Reduce Portfolio Downside Risk

Contributed by iSectors Chief Investment Officer, Chuck Self Nine years old!  That will be the age of the US equity bull market in March 2018, and what a bull market it has been: Not...

How to Manage Tax-Free Bond Portfolios More Effectively

Contributed by Chuck Self – iSectors Chief Investment Officer Even with recent tax law changes, the need for tax-exempt municipal bond portfolios remain significant.  Although the top tax bracket has been lowered to 37%, a...

How to Have Thriving Clients in the Next Market Correction

2017’s fabulous equity market performance has led to increased expectations for future returns by many advisors’ clients. As you know, broad market valuations are historically high and the flattening U.S. Treasury yield curve could...

Advisors are ditching commissions for flat-fees using low cost index ETFs

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht The new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations require financial advisers to act as fiduciaries, and (in other words) always put the client’s interests first (before their own) when it...

Dos and don’ts for income investors

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht Originally written for and published in Post-Crescent/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. This is a difficult environment for individuals living on a fixed income. The problem is trying to invest money safely while...

ETFs are as revolutionary as the first no-load mutual funds!

By Vern Sumnicht, CEO, Founder iSectors, LLC Sumnicht & Associates, LLC was founded in 1988 and for 12 years, we used active asset management, that is, professional money managers and/or actively managed mutual funds. After...