iSectors® Magazine
Modern views, insight and ideas about investing including ETF allocations, liquid alternatives, retirement planning, and more.

Is Modern Portfolio Theory Dead?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on February 5, 2015

iSectors’ flagship strategy, the Post-MPT Growth Allocation, has reached a milestone: 10 years of live return… Read More

The Effect of Oil Price Movements on US Equities

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 14, 2015

It has certainly been a confusing equity market recently. At times, falling oil prices are good since it puts more money into consumers’ and businesses’… Read More

Overcoming the Trailing Returns of Active Management

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 5, 2015

A number of year-end 2014 articles have bemoaned the fate of active management. Read More

Work with a financial advisor for 401(k) retirement plan participation success

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 17, 2014

One of the advantages of working with an independent financial advisor is that s/he can recommend the best investment options for retirement plan participants. Read More

The 2015 Model Portfolio for Financial Advisors

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 9, 2014

2015 will likely be a transitional year for the markets. As financial advisors meet with their clients at or around the beginning of… Read More

Q3 2014 ETF Managed Portfolios Landscape Report Summary

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on November 25, 2014

Morningstar released an updated ETF Managed Portfolios Landscape Report for Third Quarter 2014 this month.  The iSectors Domestic Equity Allocation is the 13th best… Read More

ETFs and index funds certainly are winning the war for your money

By Scott Jones, Director of Business Development on November 13, 2014

The following was posted on ETF Network Group on LinkedIn by Deborah Fuhr  Managing Partner, ETFGI, global ETF, ETP… Read More

An interesting look at Post-MPT Growth performance numbers with risk/return triangles

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on November 12, 2014

Among the many ways we can look at the Post-MPT Growth performance numbers, you may find risk/return triangles interesting.  There are four triangles presented: Annual… Read More

iSectors Ready Go! 401k Webcast Replay

By Scott Jones, Director of Business Development on October 14, 2014

iSectors Ready Go! 401(k) Retirement Plan Solutions Webcast was held on October 13, 2014. iSectors’ Director of Business Development,… Read More

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

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on October 6, 2014

In a study by CEG Worldwide, a consulting firm for advisors, a shift (2001 through 2012) was identified regarding advisor… Read More