iSectors Blog: Financial Markets and Investing Strategies


Asset Class Correlations are rising, and it’s a problem

While reading an article recently on Yahoo! Finance about the “macro fatigue” that many investors are facing today–amidst the incessant reports of Greece collapsing and anticipation of when the Fed will finally decide to raise...

Yes, financial advisors can properly utilize leveraged ETFs in client portfolios

Financial advisors have varying views of the use of leveraged ETFs.  These securities have the goal of providing (for 2x leveraged ETFs) double the daily return of the reference index. For example, from the ProShares...

iSectors Quarterly Summary – 1Q 2015

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors’ 1Q 2015 webinar presentation summary here… iSectors’ Chuck Self reviews the iSectors models and the overall performance...

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....

The history of 401k Investing

Today’s Throwback Thursday article (below) may be the most historical one we will ever post! In October 2014, iSectors’ CEO Vern Sumnicht was quoted in an article on FiduciaryNews.com entitled “Explaining 401k Investing Basics Through...

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...

Protecting clients from rising interest rates

Given the strong economic growth indicators released over the past few months, it has become clear that the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates this year. If history is a guide, this action...

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....

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...

iSectors Quarterly Summary – 4Q 2014

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, watch the replay of iSectors’ 4Q 2014 webinar presentation summary here… The iSectors Quarterly Summary – 4Q 2014 – 21 January 2015, 3:15 pm CDT (US...