iSectors Blog: ETF


ETF Hits & Misses In 2015

By Chuck Self for ETF.com – ETF Strategist Corner Related ETFs  DFJ, DXJS, FDN, PNQI, KWEB, RSX, RBL, ERUS, UNG, FCG This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some...

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...

3rd Quarter 2015 Summary Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was down 6.44% during the quarter and down 0.61% over the past 12 months. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) underperformed US stocks in the quarter by...

Post-MPT 4th Quarter Update

UNSAFE AT CURRENT SPEEDS The quantitative model supporting the Post-MPT strategies has made major changes in the third quarter. At the end of June, the iSectors® Post-MPT Growth Allocation was leveraged, with major overweights...

ETF Spotlight: The Guggenheim Pure ETFs

Over the last few months, the investment team here at iSectors has been going through a rigorous research process to fine tune our ETF investment strategies. We want to make sure we have the...

The Case for iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation as a Liquid Alternative

It is a little known fact that the iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation* actually started out as a hedge fund way back in 2005. Very shortly thereafter, it was decided that ETFs would be a much...

iSectors Post-MPT Growth Update – September 2015

The September rebalancing of the iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation resulted in a major downward shift in the portfolios risk.  The amount of leverage dropped from 29% in August to 2%. It has been over two...

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...