iSectors Blog: Financial Markets and Investing Strategies


ETF Spotlight on LMBS

By John Koch Let’s take a look at another ETF Spotlight on a fund owned by iSectors. This time we’re going to take a look at the fixed income space instead of the equity space...

Why are all the “Oil Dividends” missing? Where have they gone?

The advance release of the U.S. 4th quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers were disappointing.  After running at a 4%+ pace in the middle of 2014 and between 2% and 4% earlier last year,...

How 401(K) Advisors Can Use ETFs

ETFs are on the rise in 40(k) plans By Chuck Self for 401k Specialist Magazine – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 Originally posted by: JOHN SULLIVAN  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gained significant market share throughout the last decade, and more...

2016 Investment and Market Outlook

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP® – CEO, iSectors®, LLC In the famous words of Warren Buffet, “be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful,” I think it would be...

We’re Experiencing an Emotional Market Correction: 12 Reasons Why

By Vern Sumnicht   I understand how emotionally difficult it can be watching the stock market when 2015 was only up 1.5% and 2016 is down about 10% year to date. However, the bigger...

4th Quarter 2015 Market Summary Commentary

Although US stocks rebounded in 2015’s final quarter, most other asset classes were flat or down.  As a whole, 2015 was unusual in that there were not major asset classes with results greater than...

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...

Dividend ETFs vs. Smart Beta

By John Koch The latest article by David Dziekanski for ETF.com (12/14/16), “Older Dividend ETF Strategies Are Fading” is eyebrow-raising–to say the least. I won’t get into the lauding of smart-beta ETFs by the author,...