iSectors Blog: ETF


ETF Spotlight on LMBS

By John Koch Let’s take a look at another ETF Spotlight on a fund owned by iSectors. This time we’re going to take a look at the fixed income space instead of the equity space...

Why are all the “Oil Dividends” missing? Where have they gone?

The advance release of the U.S. 4th quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers were disappointing.  After running at a 4%+ pace in the middle of 2014 and between 2% and 4% earlier last year,...

How 401(K) Advisors Can Use ETFs

ETFs are on the rise in 40(k) plans By Chuck Self for 401k Specialist Magazine – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 Originally posted by: JOHN SULLIVAN  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gained significant market share throughout the last decade, and more...

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

After a rough start in the stock market this year, it is a relief that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Market participants, including financial advisors’ clients, can use a little love about now. ...

4th Quarter 2015 Market Summary Commentary

Although US stocks rebounded in 2015’s final quarter, most other asset classes were flat or down.  As a whole, 2015 was unusual in that there were not major asset classes with results greater than...

Advisors Need to Know How to Address Their Clients’ Market Concerns

Contributed by Chuck Self Chief Operating Officer | Chief Investment Officer at iSectors® Given the recent 10% stock market decline from the May 2015 highs, financial advisors are receiving calls and emails from concerned...

Why Invest in ETFs instead of Mutual Funds at Year-End?

By Vern Sumnicht As we approach the end of  2015, it’s  a good time to recall another one of the advantages of using ETFs rather than mutual funds. When investing in mutual funds close...

Dividend ETFs vs. Smart Beta

By John Koch The latest article by David Dziekanski for ETF.com (12/14/16), “Older Dividend ETF Strategies Are Fading” is eyebrow-raising–to say the least. I won’t get into the lauding of smart-beta ETFs by the author,...

What Happened in the “Surprising Equity Sectors” of 2015

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer, iSectors Energy   Energy was the worst performing sector in 2015, down 25% compared to a negative 2% for the S&P 500.             ...

Barron’s Laughable Cover Story on the Stock Market Outlook for 2016

Barron’s presented 10 “prominent” strategists’ views on the economy and 2016 market this last weekend (12/12/15). I laughed as I read the article this past weekend. My takeaways are as follows: Every one of them...