Tag Archives: Bitcoin


Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

Author: , Post Date: January 19, 2018
Bitcoin - Crytocurrency

Excerpt below: In the wake of this week’s crash, the top post in the Reddit forum /r/CryptoCurrency was about how to contact a suicide hotline, apparently a response to distress on the part of recent investors. Some economists say this is a familiar pattern. “Twenty years ago, the technology stocks and new Internet stocks achieved an excess […]

Longboat Kiwanis Club hosts financial expert to discuss Bitcoin

Author: , Post Date: January 9, 2018
Bitcoin - Crytocurrency

An expert on one of the world’s suddenly hot, but still mystifying, investments is the scheduled luncheon speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s Jan. 18 meeting at Portofino Restaurant at the Longboat Key Club. David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Sarasota based Cumberland Advisors, will discuss Bitcoin, Blockchain and other financial […]

Fed, Bonds & Interest Rates

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 27, 2017
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by David Kotok

Ben White had this to say about Fed appointments last week in his Politico “Morning Money” column: “FED TALK – Look for the vice chair nomination to come fairly soon. Mohamed El-Erian remains in the mix but could also be a candidate for the New York Fed. John Taylor sounds like a no-go for vice […]

Wealth Managers Are Being Inundated With Calls About Bitcoin

Author: , Post Date: November 21, 2017
Virtual Currency, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

At 74, Cumberland Advisors’ David Kotok has guided wealthy clients through a long career’s worth of bubbles and crashes. Now he’s being inundated with questions about the latest soaring asset to confound investors — bitcoin. “Clients bring up bitcoin all the time,” said Kotok. “They think it’s cool. It has the newness, which is attractive […]

More on Bitcoin

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 9, 2017
Market Commentary - Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin

Following up on our recent commentary, and with permission, we continue to quote the excellent work of Nick Colas and Jessica Rabe of DataTrek Research. We encourage readers to give their newly launched service a try. Their website is http://datatrekresearch.com/. In this segment, Nick focuses on the question “Are cryptocurrencies an asset class?” “Over my […]

Bitcoin, Gold & President’s Approval Ratings

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date:
Market Commentary - Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin

Readers have seen us previously comment on the developing Bitcoin-crypto phenomenon. And our clients know that we are not investing in crypto today but are watching this carefully. Our clients also know we have a position in a gold-miner ETF. Our email from clients, media, and readers has the Bitcoin versus gold argument and the […]

Bitcoin, Gold & Money

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 26, 2017
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by David Kotok

We start with a quote by Donald Trump, courtesy of CNN, May 16, 2016: “This is the United States government. First of all, you never have to default because you print the money, I hate to tell you, OK?” We juxtapose that quote with Francesco Bianchi and Leonardo Melosi’s excellent research paper published by the […]

Tulip Fever

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 15, 2017
Market-Commentary Tulip-Fever

Three levels are apparent in the wonderfully crafted movie Tulip Fever, in which the impeccably cast Judi Dench is both abbess (mother superior) and tulip-speculating vault keeper. The film is a cinematic lesson about trading momentum and human emotions overtaking investment reasoning. But there is also a lesson in Dutch history, with a marvelous depiction […]