iSectors Blog: Throwback Thursday Article


iSectors® Post-MPT: Improving the Application of Modern Portfolio Theory

This week, we revisit the seminal piece of research behind the new iSectors Post-MPT Growth ETF (PMPT). At iSectors, we believe in the principals of Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) which was published during the...

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...

Find Out Why More Advisors Moving to TAMPs

We’ve spent a lot of time over the last few weeks discussing the meaning behind iSectors’ tagline: “Outsourced ETF Investment Strategies.” Thus far, everything we’ve covered on this blog has been related to the...

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...

Investing Insights: How iSectors Utilizes ETFs

The Future is Now In a post we published about a week ago, we included an excerpt from an article that came from a mutual funds website. At the end of the post we...

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....

Does Modern Portfolio Theory Still Work?

The following article by iSectors CEO, Vern Sumnicht, was originally published on Financial-Planning.com in 2013. Vern wrote about the basic tenets of the original Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and discussed the challenges MPT faces in “the...

Improving Modern Portfolio Theory

Our Throwback Thursday Post-MPT series continues with yet another article written by iSectors CEO, Vern Sumnicht in 2010. In this article, originally written for “NAPFA Advisor,” Vern dives deep into Modern Portfolio Theory, its core principles,...

Principles of Modern Portfolio Theory Remain Valid After Five Decades

In February 2015, iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation hit a milestone: 10 years of live return data (read more here). In 2009, iSectors CEO Vern Sumnicht wrote an article focused on the Post-MPT models and Modern Portfolio Theory in...

Is Modern Portfolio Theory Dead?

iSectors’ flagship strategy, the Post-MPT Growth Allocation, has reached a milestone: 10 years of live return data as of Sunday, February 1, 2015. The model’s inception in February 2005 was a precursor to the...