iSectors Blog: Financial Advisor Information


A market correction isn’t unusual…look for growth later this year

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht As we saw at the close of last week’s market and really all of the first half of January, 2016 has had a difficult beginning.  There are a number of...

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...

Should You Pay Zero and Actually Create a Financial Plan Yourself?

By Chuck Self One of my favorite radio shows is hosted by Glenn Haege, America’s Master Handyman.® Every Saturday morning, he amazes me with his answers to callers’ questions on a wide range of...

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.             ...

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...

iSectors Quarterly Summary Replay – 3Q 2015

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors’ 3Q 2015 webinar presentation summary here… iSectors’ Chuck Self reviews the iSectors models and the...

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...