Market Commentary


Defending First Amendment Freedoms

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 5, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

Defending First Amendment Freedoms Part 1: Freedom of the Press “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Trump Tax Reform: Looking Backward and Forward

Author: , Post Date: April 1, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

Two members of the research department of the Banque de France have published an interesting note important to US investors. We applaud the work of Cristina Jude and Francesco Pappada. The title is “Does the Trump corporate tax reform impact the composition of the US current account?” Here is a direct link to their paper: […]

Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Mar 25, 2019 – Mar 29, 2019)

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: March 30, 2019
Week In Review

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 […]

1Q2019 Review: Puerto Rico

Author: , Post Date: March 27, 2019
Market Commentary Puerto Rico

The quarter proved to be a meaningful one for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, with the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA) finalizing the restructuring of its $17-plus billion in outstanding debt. This stands as the most significant development we have seen in Puerto Rico’s years-long journey, with COFINA representing approximately 24% of the […]

The FOMC, March 2019

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date:
Federal Reserve - FOMC

To no one’s surprise, the FOMC left its policy rate unchanged. This decision was widely telegraphed in advance. What was a surprise to many – but should not have been – was the mark-down in prospective rate changes to zero in 2019 and only one in 2020. Pundits puzzled over what had changed since the […]

1Q2019 Review: Taxable Fixed Income

Author: , Post Date: March 26, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

Short to intermediate Treasury yields declined throughout the first quarter as of March 19th, as the 30-year Treasury was flat at roughly 3.00%. The Treasury yield curve remains slightly inverted out to 5-years. This has benefited the Agency multi-step securities that we hold in portfolios, as we have witnessed an increase in calls as coupon […]

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