iSectors Blog: Vern Sumnicht


Will Stocks Go Down if Interest Rates Go Up?

By Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP, CEO and Founder of iSectors. Currently, the ten-year Treasury bond interest rates are about 1.62% (September 2016).  Many investors are concerned that when the Federal Reserve stops printing money, interest...

Will the Feds Raise Rates in 2016?

Contributed by Vern Sumnicht, MBA, CFP, CEO and Founder of iSectors. Harvard University recently published these graphs. Assuming the Federal Reserve is privy to the information below, it doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t raise...

Looking for a Low Cost Way to Outshine SPY with Less Risk?

By Vern Sumnicht CEO, Founder – iSectors®, LLC My new report describes a risk/return comparison of the very low-cost ETF (symbol) SPY an S&P 500  index fund and iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation. I’d like to call your...

Financial Planning Industry Trends

By Vern Sumnicht The financial planning and investment advisory industry has always been evolving. The professionals in the financial planning business come from various professions and, therefore, have different types of training and experience...

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

The research on Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) was published more than 55 years ago.  Nonetheless, it would be difficult to overstate the influence of MPT’s core principles on the manner in which investments are...

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...

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...