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

Why Invest in ETFs instead of Mutual Funds at Year-End?

By Vern Sumnicht, Chief Executive Officer on December 29, 2015

As we approach the end of  2015, it’s  a good time to recall another one of the advantages of using ETFs rather than mutual funds. Read More

Should You Pay Zero and Actually Create a Financial Plan Yourself?

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 23, 2015

One of my favorite radio shows is hosted by Glenn Haege, America’s Master Handyman.® Every Saturday morning, he amazes me with his answers to callers’… Read More

iSectors Post-MPT Presentation

Watch the replay of December 2015 iSectors Post-MPT Presentation webcast here… The Post-MPT Growth Allocation is now available as an ETF. Read More

iSectors Post-MPT Brochure Walkthrough

In case you missed it, or just want to listen in again, you can watch the replay of iSectors Post-MPT Brochure Walkthrough webcast presentation summary… Read More

Dividend ETFs vs. Smart Beta

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on December 17, 2015

The latest article by David Dziekanski for ETF.com (12/14/16), “Older Dividend ETF Strategies Are Fading” is… Read More

What Happened in the “Surprising Equity Sectors” of 2015

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 15, 2015

Energy   Energy was the worst performing sector in 2015, down 25% compared to a negative 2% for the S&P 500. Read More

Barron’s Laughable Cover Story on the Stock Market Outlook for 2016

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 14, 2015

Barron’s presented 10 “prominent” strategists’ views on the economy and 2016 market this last weekend (12/12/15). I laughed as I read the article this… Read More

ETF Hits & Misses In 2015

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 9, 2015

for ETF.com – ETF Strategist Corner Related ETFs  DFJ, DXJS,… Read More

Winning Next Year: iSectors and Others Share Attractive Sectors

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 8, 2015

Two recent articles support our sector views given that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise rates later this month: In… Read More

Safety First: Model Portfolios for the Coming Volatile Year

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on December 1, 2015

2016 will likely be a “Jekyll and Hyde” market.  As financial advisors meet with their clients at or around the beginning of the new year,… Read More