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

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