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

Emerging Markets and Multi-Factor ETFs

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on August 21, 2018

Emerging markets have been in the news lately and for all the wrong reasons (I’m looking at you, Turkey). Even given this short-term… Read More

Should Rising Rates Make You Own More Cash?

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer on May 22, 2018

How do you solve a problem like Bond Allocations? (With apologies to Oscar Hammerstein II.) This is the question being asked by financial advisors and… Read More

Advisors: How to Create More Effective Equity Portfolios

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer on May 15, 2018

As most advisors know, it is difficult to gain clients with strong performance but easy to lose them from weak results. Although most clients need… Read More

Be an Elite Advisor Using Simple, Efficient Investment Portfolios

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer on April 29, 2018

Many financial advisors are attracted to the industry due to their love of markets (especially stock markets). Others get a thrill from helping others improve… Read More

How the structure of ETFs reduce management fees, commissions, and taxes

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on April 3, 2018

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs Similar to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a diversified portfolio of individual securities (stocks and/or bonds). However, while ETFs… Read More

Why ETF Transparency Matters NOW

One of the hallmarks of iSectors® Allocations is portfolio transparency.  We invite all advisors utilizing or considering our Allocations to study the materials on our… Read More

Market timing is an impractical way to invest

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on March 20, 2018

Originally written for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Investors are experiencing FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and asking about getting “out… Read More

Why iSectors Tax-Wise Income Strategy Makes Cents…

By Scott Jones, Director of Business Development on March 9, 2018

It’s all about the Math. One of the characteristics of Municipal Bonds that make this an attractive asset class is the taxable-equivalent yield… Read More

Advisors: Show Your Clients’ Continuous LOVE with Precious Metals

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer on March 8, 2018

About two years ago, I posted a piece recommending that one of the most tangible ways that… Read More

Equity Trend Following Strategies are Shams (Update)

By Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer on February 26, 2018

Equity trend following or momentum strategies and funds have become very popular in the past decade. A number of providers, large and small, have created… Read More