iSectors Blog: Vern Sumnicht


How to assess your economic picture

Originally contributed to USA TODAY NETWORK Wisconsin By Vern Sumnicht CEO/founder iSectors®, LLC and Sumnicht & Associates. Mark Twain was famously known for the quote, “rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated,” which is largely applicable...

ETFs … They Aren’t Your Father’s Oldsmobile

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...

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...

The importance of good common sense for successful investing

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht Here is a post I recently read on an investment website: This is why I will still be broke when I die. After 24 years, 7 months and 16 days...

A market correction isn’t unusual…look for growth later this year

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht As we saw at the close of last week’s market and really all of the first half of January, 2016 has had a difficult beginning.  There are a number of...

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...

Interest rate hike in September or December?

Although the timing is variable, we agree with the Fed Funds futures market that the first Fed rate rise will take place in December.  Given the global economic slowdown, the Fed does not want...

Prove financial advisor value with a written comparison

By Vern Sumnicht I agree with much of what the authors conclude in the recent State Street Global Advisors survey, The Price of Financial Advice, Communicating Fee Value Proposition with Clarity. However, I do think...

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...