iSectors Blog: ETF


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...

A Spotlight on Global X SuperDividend US ETF (DIV)

By John Koch As you may recall from our of our past ETF spotlight posts, iSectors loves to talk about dividend ETFs.  In this iteration we will be discussing the Global X SuperDividend US...

iSectors® Post-MPT: Improving the Application of Modern Portfolio Theory

This week, we revisit the seminal piece of research behind the new iSectors Post-MPT Growth ETF (PMPT). At iSectors, we believe in the principals of Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) which was published during the...

Potential benefits of a precious metals allocation

Contributed by Maxwell Gold Director –Investment Strategy Registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.       Precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium have grown in prominence in recent years as viable...

ETF Spotlight on SPHD

By John Koch The iSectors ETF spotlight series continues with a look at the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF (SPHD). Last month, we wrote about the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats...