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

Reactions to my article…the nasty surprises behind 401(k) group annuities

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 26, 2014

A few years ago, I posted in reaction to some of the comments that came in on my (September 17, 2014) article for Employee Benefits Views… Read More

Yes, we do need to make 401(k)s better…

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 24, 2014

It is refreshing to read about and really be able to “hear” John Bogle’s honesty in last week’s article by Jennie Phipps for Bankrate.com about the future of… Read More

Diversified allocation choices can truly help plan participants

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on September 16, 2014

iSectors Chief Investment Officer, Chuck Self, provides further insight regarding an article entitled, Fixing… Read More

Choosing Investment Strategies That Will Repeat Positive Return Patterns In the Future

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on September 15, 2014

In my previous post, “Providing the Correct Pattern of Returns for Your Clients,”… Read More

Passive investing options are becoming more popular thanks to ETF market growth

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

The investment into passive vehicles will continue to rise for the reasons cited in this article. The other trend is the investment of passive vehicles… Read More

Yes, Financial Advisors are a worthwhile expense for some 401(k) participants

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on September 5, 2014

iSectors’ Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Self agrees with Donna Rosato, with regard to her August 25th… Read More

Correlation Convergence is Hurting Your Investment Performance

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 3, 2014

What is Correlation? Correlation is a statistical term that helps describe the relationship between two investments, enabling an investor to determine how similar two investments… Read More

The Trouble with Mutual Funds

Although mutual funds offer a package of professional management and diversification, they also have significant problems, including high fees, hidden costs, uncertainty… Read More

Correlation Convergence is Hurting Your Investment Performance

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on August 28, 2014

What is Correlation? Correlation is a statistical term that helps describe the relationship between two investments, enabling an investor to determine how similar two investments… Read More

Finding Appropriate Investment Strategies for Client Portfolios

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on August 21, 2014

Financial advisors (FAs) utilizing outsourced investment management processes face a significant number of choices. How does one narrow the list of choices for further investigation… Read More