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

Will the Feds Raise Rates in 2016?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 26, 2016

Harvard University recently published these graphs. Assuming the Federal Reserve is privy to the information below, it doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t raise interest… Read More

Looking for a Low Cost Way to Outshine SPY with Less Risk?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on September 21, 2016

My 2016 report describes a risk/return comparison of the very low-cost ETF (symbol) SPY an S&P 500  index fund… Read More

A Spotlight on Global X SuperDividend US ETF (DIV)

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on September 14, 2016

As you may recall from our of our past ETF spotlight posts, iSectors loves to talk about dividend… Read More

iSectors® Post-MPT: Improving the Application of Modern Portfolio Theory

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on August 18, 2016

This week, we revisit the seminal piece of research behind the new iSectors Post-MPT Growth ETF (PMPT). At iSectors, we believe in the principals of… Read More

Potential benefits of a precious metals allocation

Contributed by Maxwell Gold Director –Investment Strategy Registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc. Precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium… Read More

ETF Spotlight on SPHD

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on July 20, 2016

The iSectors ETF spotlight series continues with a look at the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend… Read More

Winning Investment Strategies Need Offense and Defense

By Scott Jones, Director of Business Development on July 18, 2016

In the sports world, entire teams or individuals spend a portion of the time playing offense and another portion of the time playing defense. Good… Read More

It is humbling to listen to one’s market views from 18 months ago

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on June 30, 2016

…when I talked to Benzinga, on their PreMarket Prep morning radio program in December, 2014. Read More

Is Brexit Really Freedom?

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on June 25, 2016

In the words of the immortal Janis Joplin… “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” The following note was in my… Read More

How to Meet Clients Expectations in a Low Return Environment – Part 2

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on June 22, 2016

Continued from Part I  Once the portfolio has been properly managed, we should look to increase potential return. We will… Read More