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

Awful 2016 Earnings Should Lead to Unattractive Equities This Year

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on April 19, 2016

The US economy is in a precarious position. There are three monthly economic releases that are important to… Read More

How to Earn Attractive Returns in Strong and Weak Equity Markets

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

Unfortunately, investors that strongly emphasized 3 and 5 year performance numbers to choose investments at the beginning of 2015 have been disappointed with their results… Read More

ETF Spotlight on LMBS

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on February 24, 2016

Let’s take a look at another ETF Spotlight on a fund owned by iSectors. This time we’re going to take a look at the fixed income… Read More

Why are all the “Oil Dividends” missing? Where have they gone?

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on February 17, 2016

The advance release of the U.S. 4th quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers were disappointing.  After running at a 4%+ pace in the middle of… Read More

2016 Investment and Market Outlook

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

In the famous words of Warren Buffet, “be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful,” I think it would be… Read More

Advisors: How to Show Valentine’s Day LOVE with Precious Metals

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on February 10, 2016

After a rough start in the stock market this year, it is a relief that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Market participants, including… Read More

We’re Experiencing an Emotional Market Correction: 12 Reasons Why

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on February 10, 2016

I understand how emotionally difficult it can be watching the stock market when 2015 was only up 1.5% and 2016 is down about 10% year… Read More

The importance of good common sense for successful investing

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on January 19, 2016

Here is a post I recently read on an investment website: This is why I will still be broke when I die. After 24 years,… Read More

A market correction isn’t unusual…look for growth later this year

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on January 18, 2016

As we saw at the close of last week’s market and really all of the first half of January, 2016 has had a difficult beginning. … Read More

Advisors Need to Know How to Address Their Clients’ Market Concerns

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on January 11, 2016

Given the recent 10% stock market decline from the May 2015 highs, financial advisors are receiving calls and emails from concerned clients.  If a client… Read More