iSectors Blog: Vern Sumnicht


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

iSectors® LLC is an investment management strategist that specializes in creating ETF  investment allocation models, used by investment advisors, to build customized portfolio solutions for their clients. Investment advisors save time and resources when they outsource their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

So what about this stock market situation?

By Vern Sumnicht It’s obvious that the stock market looks pretty weak right now–this seems to be a pretty common occurrence every September-October period. It’s impossible to know where the next few months will...

Outsourced ETF strategies supports stronger advisor-client relationships for continued business growth

By Vern Sumnicht In a study by CEG Worldwide, a consulting firm for advisors, a shift (2001 through 2012) was identified regarding advisor emphasis on client relationships as opposed to the historical advisor emphasis...