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

How to Meet Clients’ Expectations in a Low Return Environment – Part 1

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on June 21, 2016

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) recently released a study on diminishing investment returns. They cite… Read More

ETF Spotlight on NOBL

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on June 21, 2016

Back in April, we wrote about the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (… Read More

What Really Drives White Metals Prices?

The purpose of this article is to examine and explicate the variety of market forces that drive white metals—silver, platinum,  and  palladium—prices worldwide. When  it comes to overall… Read More

Financial Planning Industry Trends

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on June 11, 2016

The financial planning and investment advisory industry has always been evolving. The professionals in the financial planning business come from various professions and, therefore, have… Read More

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

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on June 7, 2016

The research on Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) was published more than 55 years ago.  Nonetheless, it would be… Read More

Mr. Market is Scared About The Economy This Year

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on May 24, 2016

“Wall Street discounts the future,” wrote Charles Dow, the founder of the Wall Street Journal in 1899.  Dow biographer Paul Shread said, “Dow’s observation [was]… Read More

How to assess your economic picture

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on May 23, 2016

Originally contributed to USA TODAY NETWORK Wisconsin Mark Twain was famously known for the quote, “rumors of my demise are… Read More

6 Reasons Why Platinum and Palladium Are Likely to Shine in Investment Portfolios

Contributed by Nitesh Shah Director, Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities Gold is up nearly 20 percent in 2016, with… Read More

3 Ways You Can Reduce Retirement Readiness Risk

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on May 2, 2016

Whether you have five or 35 years until think you will retire, you will want to make progress to full retirement readiness. Assuming you are… Read More

iSectors’ ETF Spotlight on the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)

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

The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) may sound self-explanatory at first. Without digging any deeper, one might think it was just State… Read More