iSectors Blog: Financial Markets and Investing Strategies


Insider look at Post-MPT Growth with risk/return triangles

Note: We published a version of this article back in 2014.  We’ve updated this article (read below) with 2017 data, and it’s interesting to see that many of the long-term trends still remain intact even...

iSectors 2Q 2017 Allocations Review and Summary

In this 15 minute webcast, iSectors’ Chief Investment Officer, Chuck Self discusses the 2017 2nd quarter performance of all the iSectors models and provided talking points to be used in client meetings. Chuck also provided his...

Sumnicht: Investors must be flexible

Vern Sumnicht, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Originally published for Post-Crescent The quote “wisdom requires a flexible mind,” couldn’t be more appropriate for investors today. Despite the substantial uncertainties hanging over the heads of investors like the...

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...

A Spotlight on Global X SuperDividend US ETF (DIV)

By John Koch As you may recall from our of our past ETF spotlight posts, iSectors loves to talk about dividend ETFs.  In this iteration we will be discussing the Global X SuperDividend US...

The iSectors®, LLC 2nd Quarter 2016 Summary Commentary

Summary Overview Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 2.46% during the quarter and up 3.99% over the past 12 months. MSCI AC World ex US (international stocks) underperformed US stocks in the quarter by...