Market Commentary


Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Market Volatility/Leveraged Volatility/Sector Alpha Portfolios – 2020Q1 Review

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: March 19, 2020
Cumberland Advisors - Quarterly Review - Market Volatility - Leveraged Volatility - Sector Alpha Portfolios

Following the S&P 500’s outstanding performance in 2019, the continual all-time highs in the first quarter of 2020 were short-lived. Just days after the Dow soared to within 500 points of 30,000, the coronavirus outbreak brought the US equity market down by 30%, precipitating the fastest bear market in history in terms of number of […]

Cumberland Advisors Midweek Update on Market Conditions, Bonds & Equities with McAleer & Mousseau

Author: John R. Mousseau & Matt McAleer, Post Date: March 18, 2020

Thank you for joining Cumberland Advisors for this midweek update on market conditions, bonds & equities with Matt McAleer and John Mousseau. First up is John Mousseau, Cumberland Advisors’ CEO & Director of Fixed Income. He tells us what he’s seeing in the bond market, credit, what’s happening with treasuries, and how Cumberland Advisors is […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Why We Don’t Know How Many COVID-19 Cases We Have

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: March 17, 2020
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The March 12 issue of The Economist addresses the adjustments governments and their leaders are being forced to make as the world confronts COVID-19: “Few of today’s political leaders have ever faced anything like a pandemic and its economic fallout – though some are evoking the financial crisis of 2007–09. As they belatedly realise that […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Whatever It Takes, Part II

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 15, 2020
Whatever It Takes, Part II

On Thursday, March 12, the Federal Reserve announced additional measures designed to send a message to markets that the Fed is there should it be needed. Pundits hyped that the Fed was going to inject up to $1.5 trillion of liquidity into financial markets, but that amount is misleading in many important ways. First, the […]

Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Mar 09, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020)

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: March 14, 2020

The Cumberland Advisors Week in Review is a recap of news, commentary, and opinion from our team. These are not revised assessments, and circumstances may have changed in the market from the time of original publication. We also include older commentaries that our editors have determined may be of interest to our audience. Your feedback […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Airlines and COVID19

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: March 13, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Airlines and COVID19

Cumberland portfolios hold no airline stocks, no transportation stocks, no hotel, leisure or hospitality stocks. Sector ETFs were sold. Some of these stocks are part of the broad based ETFs which are tied to an index basket. Now let’s look at airlines. Since the advent of widespread air travel following World War II, the world […]

Cumberland Advisors Special Update on Market Conditions, Bonds & Equities

Author: Matthew McAleer, Post Date: March 11, 2020

Dear Clients & Friends, We bring you this midweek update video discussing current market conditions and how we are positioning portfolios.   John offers his insights into how the bond market is behaving and Matt weighs in on what’s happening in the equities market. There is a lot of volatility at work. Please reach out […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Saudi-Russia Oil War

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: March 10, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Saudi-Russia Oil War

A quick note about oil. The Saudi-Russia price war means OPEC disarray and a lower oil price for the US. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports: “In 2019, about 142.23 billion gallons (or about 3.39 billion barrels) of finished motor gasoline were consumed in the United States, an average of about 389.68 million gallons (or […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Whatever It Takes!

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 9, 2020
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Tuesday morning March 9, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced an increase in the current monthly schedule of repo transactions designed to deal with short-term liquidity problems for primary dealers and certain other market participants: from $100 billion to $150 billion in overnight repos and for two-week term repos from $20 billion to […]

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