iSectors Blog: ETF


Debunking the myths about collective investment trusts

Last week, we published a post on how iSectors utilizes ETFs in 401k plans. In this article, we also mention that iSectors also utilizes an investment vehicle known as a Collective Investment Trust (CIT). For the uninitiated,...

iSectors’ Use of ETFs in 401k Plans – Part 1

In case you missed it or you just newly started following us and our blog, iSectors’ ETF models are not only available to standard wealth managers, they are also available in any 401(k) plan....

Find Out Why More Advisors Moving to TAMPs

iSectors® LLC is an investment management strategist that specializes in creating ETF  investment allocation models, used by investment advisors, to build customized portfolio solutions for their clients. Investment advisors save time and resources when they outsource their...

No eye test or gut feelings when considering which ETFs to use in iSectors strategies

Today’s Throwback Thursday post falls on the first full day of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. As people all across the country fill out their brackets, trying to predict the eventual winner of the...

Post-MPT Growth: Taking Equity Risk at Attractive Times

Stock Market investing is a fascinating activity!  Historical studies show that over long periods of time, equities outperform all other major asset classes.  Thus, the financially logical course of action is to be 100%...

Should You Hire an Expensive Money Manager or Invest in Low Cost Unmanaged Indexes?

As you will read here on the iSectors blog, we’ve been discussing a very specific part of iSectors’ business as of late–writing about the Post-Modern Portfolio Theory and more specifically, the iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation....

How Post-Modern Portfolio Theory Came to Be

We’ve spent most of our time talking about iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation—since we recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary of live performance results last month (February 2005-2015). It should be known that iSectors isn’t...

Attractive Equity and Balanced Alternatives

Given the volatility in the markets over the last ten years, it has been difficult to find strategies that performed consistently well on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis. There were many equity-benchmarked investments that performed...

ETF Strategist industry is still in a good position to bounce back in 2015

Recently ETF.com published an article entitled Don’t Fret About ETF Strategist Slowdown (I’ve included the text below). While we agree that the slowdown in the ETF Strategist space is most definitely not something to “fret”...

No Modern Portfolio Theory is definitely NOT dead

A note from Vern Sumnicht… The piece I wrote back in 2009 was more or less a knee-jerk response to an article titled, “Modern Portfolio Theory is Dead.” The point was to simply ask...