iSectors Blog: Vern Sumnicht


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iSectors’ founder Vern Sumnicht and chief investment officer, Chuck Self discuss the history of iSectors and its 15 (and growing) ETF allocation models

iSectors’ CEO Comments on “3 Reasons Not to Worry about U.S. Debt (For Now)”

A recent Zacks Investment Management’s Market Insight e-mail newsletter included this article.  So we asked iSectors’ CEO Vern Sumnicht to weigh in (on these particular 3 reasons not to worry about U.S. Debt –for now)....

Advisors are ditching commissions for flat-fees using low cost index ETFs

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht The new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations require financial advisers to act as fiduciaries, and (in other words) always put the client’s interests first (before their own) when it...

Dos and don’ts for income investors

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht Originally written for and published in Post-Crescent/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. This is a difficult environment for individuals living on a fixed income. The problem is trying to invest money safely while...

ETFs are as revolutionary as the first no-load mutual funds!

By Vern Sumnicht, CEO, Founder iSectors, LLC Sumnicht & Associates, LLC was founded in 1988 and for 12 years, we used active asset management, that is, professional money managers and/or actively managed mutual funds. After...

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...

ETF Land?… ETF Heaven? The future is bright, per iSectors and Vern Sumnicht

iSectors’ CEO Vern Sumnicht would like to responds to a recent article in Investor’s Business Daily (by Dani Burger on March 14, 2017): | “Trump Waiting Game Turns a Stock Picker’s Paradise Into ETF Land”...

Improving Modern Portfolio Theory

In an article, originally written in 2010 for “NAPFA Advisor,” iSectors CEO, Vern Sumnicht took a deeper into Modern Portfolio Theory — including its core principles and problems, and how MPT could be implemented in investing...

Winners and losers under Trump

By Vern Sumnicht Originally published by For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Post-Crescent, Appleton. Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. president on Jan. 20, and even with a supportive Senate and Congress, it’s hard to believe he...

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...