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

The Most Powerful Reason to Own Treasuries–Now

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on November 2, 2015

The reason can be summed up in four initials: F O M C (The Federal Open Market Committee). The FOMC (part of the Federal Reserve System)… Read More

Post-MPT 2015 4th Quarter Update

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

UNSAFE AT CURRENT SPEEDS The quantitative model supporting the Post-MPT strategies has made major changes in the third quarter. At the end of June, the… Read More

Get Ready for QE4

// Emerging markets are in trouble… The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), which holds roughly 800 emerging-market stocks, is down 23% since last… Read More

ETF Spotlight: The Guggenheim Pure ETFs

Over the last few months, the investment team here at iSectors has been going through a rigorous research process to fine tune… Read More

The Case for iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation as a Liquid Alternative

By John Koch, Senior Investment Analyst on September 18, 2015

It’s a little known fact that the iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation* actually started out as a hedge fund way… Read More

Yes, a dividend-paying domestic allocation can be categorized as a global allocation

This is great news! The large multinational companies in iSectors Domestic Equities Allocation model earn one-half of their revenues from international and emerging market countries. In turn, clients… Read More

Chuck Self on Stock Market 2015: “…3rd Quarter earnings will be fine…”

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on August 25, 2015

“Stay the course and be patient…” is the best thing to do during a turbulent moment and it’s worked throughout history. “Stocks are still up sharply over the last… Read More

Update: Post-MPT Growth Allocation 10 year data results through July 2015

By Chuck Self, iSectors Chief Investment Officer on August 19, 2015

Among the many ways to graphically review performance and risk numbers, presenting this information in triangle forms can give unique perspectives.  In November of last… Read More

Can we learn to love rising interest rates?

I posted a comment on ETF.com, last week, on the article, How I Learned to Love Rising Interest Rates.  Although the author’s premise… Read More

Why REITs Should be in a Retirement Portfolio

REITs are necessary components of a truly diversified investment portfolio. iSectors quantitative work shows that although they have some correlation to both the equity… Read More