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

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