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iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 4Q 2016

In this 15 minute webcast, iSectors’ chief investment officer, Chuck Self discussed the 4th quarter performance of all the iSectors models and provided talking points to be used in client meetings. Chuck also provided his...

iSectors®, LLC 4th Quarter 2016 Summary Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 3.82% during the quarter and up 11.96% in 2016. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) underperformed US stocks in the quarter by rising 1.30% and...

ETF Hits & Misses For 2016

Originally published on January 4, 2017 This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry for ETF.com. By Chuck...

What Happened in the Surprising Equity Sectors of 2016?

  Contributed by Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer.   1.    Energy a.  Energy was the best performing sector in 2016, up 27% compared to a positive 11% for the S&P 500. b.  Through...

Will low interest rate expectations perpetuate deflation, recession, or worse?

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht Many of you likely recall the high inflation and high interest rate economy the U.S. experienced back in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  There were families paying 14 percent...

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...

Will the Feds Raise Rates in 2016?

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP, CEO and Founder of iSectors. Harvard University recently published these graphs. Assuming the Federal Reserve is privy to the information below, it doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t raise...