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1Q2019 Review: International Equity ETF

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: March 20, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

International equity markets recovered strongly in the first two and a half months of 2019. This followed last year’s sharp drop in global markets, particularly in December. The revival in investment sentiment has occurred despite a moderation in global economic growth, which has eased from an annual pace of 3.8% in 2018 to 3.4% this […]

A messy Brexit is the last thing Wall Street needs

Author: , Post Date: November 18, 2018
Cumberland Advisors William Bill Witherell Ph.D.

A messy Brexit is the last thing Wall Street needs By Matt Egan and Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business Sunday, November 18th 2018, 2:32 AM HST The odds of a messy Brexit, where Britain leaves the European Union without a transition deal, have increased significantly. Such an outcome would be destabilizing and create enormous uncertainty. And […]

Brexit turmoil: Here’s what’s at stake if U.K.’s May faces a leadership challenge

Author: , Post Date: November 16, 2018
Cumberland Advisors William Bill Witherell Ph.D.

Excerpt below from: “Brexit turmoil: Here’s what’s at stake if U.K.’s May faces a leadership challenge” Published: Nov 16, 2018 1:35 p.m. ET, by Anneken Tappe In could be a tense weekend for currency traders and others keeping a close eye on the political turmoil surrounding the British government’s efforts to negotiate its exit from […]

Venezuela Implodes, Neighbors Suffer

Author: Bill Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: August 28, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

Last week Venezuela devalued its currency, the bolivar, by 95%, cutting five zeros off the exchange rate. This measure was a desperate response to hyperinflation that reached an astonishing rate of 83,000% YoY in July, with prices doubling every 26 days. The IMF has projected the rate could reach one million percent this year. Cash transactions […]

Japan Monetary Policy Uncertainty Ends

Author: Bill Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: July 31, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

Yesterday the Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced in a report “Strengthening the Framework for Continuous Powerful Monetary Easing” that its extraordinary policies will be maintained for an “extended period of time”. During the past week, rumors and speculation about possible monetary policy changes at this week’s BOJ meeting caused great uncertainty in Japan’s fixed-income market. […]

Europe’s Migration Crisis

Author: Bill Witherell, Post Date: December 15, 2015
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Europe's Migrant Crisis

We have received thoughtful feedback to my commentary “Terrorism and France’s Economy and Equity Market” and David Kotok’s commentaries “Warnings” and “Warnings 2.” One reader based in England, whom we know personally but who prefers to remain anonymous, stressed the importance for the United Kingdom and Europe of the current and prospective mass migrations from […]