Market Commentary



Author: David Kotok, Post Date: April 24, 2007

“Sell in May and go away” says the old Wall St. adage.  “Should you obey?” asks Paul Lim in his New York Times column (Pg. 5, Sunday Money Section, April 22, 2007). Paul Lim noted how the S & P 500 averaged a meager 1.6% for all the May-October periods since 1945.  And he also […]

The Elephant and the Dragon – A Tale of Two Markets

Author: Bill Witherell, Post Date: February 23, 2007
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by William "Bill" Witherell, Ph.D.

The Indian and Chinese economies have both been growing at exceptional rates in the range of 9-11 percent per annum. Their equity markets have registered huge gains. India’s SENSEX index for the Bombay market rose 48.5% last year and the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (FXI).for major Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange […]

4,294,967,296 Reasons We Are Bullish on the Tech Sector

Author: David Kotok, Post Date: February 12, 2007

We are accelerating the release of this commentary due to the CNBC interview of Adobe’s CEO this morning, other positive responses at the Barcelona meeting regarding 3G and the next generations of cell phones. Global internet technology is about to make another expansive shift. Whether this is something huge or just another good step in […]

Investing in China via Hong Kong – Riding the Dragon with Less Risk

Author: Bill Witherell, Post Date: January 22, 2007

Shanghai stocks jumped 4.7% on January 15th, their biggest one-day rise in more than a year. This followed a $3.6 billion initial public offering (IPO) by the insurance company, China Life, the shares of which doubled in the first day of trading. Such developments are characteristic of the current high volatility of China’s mainland equity […]

SARS Scars

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 22, 2003

APRIL 21 — The more we hear about SARS the more we get concerned. First, there are continuing deaths and the likelihood is that there will many more in those areas of the world where medical treatment is not as available or comprehensive as in the U.S. Secondly, SARS is increasingly becoming an economic event. […]

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