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

Be an Elite Advisor Using Simple, Efficient Investment Portfolios

By , 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 Vernon C. Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer MBA, CFP® 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 Vernon C. Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer MBA, CFP® 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 , 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 , 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

Perspective of the Recent Market Decline in 7 Graphs

By , on February 5, 2018

The recent U.S. stock market decline is not unusual.  However, it has been two years since one of this magnitude has happened. In a… Read More


By , on January 25, 2018

Inside ETFs 2018 with its more than 2,000 attendees, just finished in Hollywood, Florida yesterday. While there will… Read More

How 401(K) Advisors Can Use ETFs

By , on January 20, 2018

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have gained significant market share for over a decade now, and more investors are interested in utilizing the investment… Read More