Tag Archives: China


Too Many Uncertainties

Author: , Post Date: June 21, 2019
Cumberland Advisors William Bill Witherell Ph.D.

Excerpt from Barron’s Too Many Uncertainties 06/21/2019 By Paul Farrell Barron’s writer, Paul Farrell, assembles a collection of outtakes for his piece titled, “Too Many Uncertainties.” Destabilizing Second-Quarter 2019 Review by William Witherell, Ph.D. of Cumberland Advisors June 20: The factors that have led to high volatility in the global equity markets during the quarter […]

Trump revs up his Wayback Machine

Author: , Post Date: June 20, 2019

Excerpt from… Trump revs up his Wayback Machine In a single week, the president leaned heavily into economic theories from as far back as the 18th century. By BEN WHITE (bwhite@politico.com; @morningmoneyben) 06/20/2019 05:15 AM EDT Stanley Fischer, the former Fed vice chair, said at a forum Tuesday that slashing rates right now following pressure […]


Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: June 13, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

Giacomo Puccini set China as the venue for his famous opera Turandot. Opera buffs will know it well. Anyone not familiar with this intriguing romantic opera is certainly invited to experience it. Why do I start a commentary about China and the Trump Trade War by invoking an opera to serve as a metaphor? The […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Tariffs – Macroeconomic Versus Microeconomic Effects: In the Long Run We Are All Dead

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: May 17, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Impact of Tariffs

Robert Brusca of FAO-Economics details some interesting information on US trade and the likely impacts that the current US-China trade war could have on prices.[1] He has provided us with a deep dive into the mechanics and macro costs of the current tariff “war.” Here are data suggesting that markets may have overreacted to this […]

Why the US-China trade war won’t last

Author: , Post Date: May 14, 2019

How Trump’s trade war is unraveling the Trump rally Excerpts below. By Matt Egan, CNN BusinessTuesday, May 14th 2019 The United States and China don’t just coexist. Their massive economies are deeply intertwined in ways that make the intensifying trade war unsustainable. Tariffs are the weapons of choice as both sides attempt to improve their […]

This Is a Serious Confrontation Between World’s Biggest Economies, Says Cumberland’s Kotok

Author: , Post Date: May 9, 2019
Bloomberg-This Is a Serious Confrontation Between World’s Biggest Economies, Says Kotok

This Is a Serious Confrontation Between World’s Biggest Economies, Says Cumberland’s Kotok Bloomberg Daybreak Asia May 9th, 2019, 9:10 PM EDT David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, discusses the U.S.-China trade negotiations and their impact on markets. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg) Watch at on Bloomberg.

Markets freak (a little)

Author: , Post Date: May 8, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico Morning Money By BEN WHITE (bwhite@politico.com; @morningmoneyben) , AUBREE ELIZA WEAVER (aweaver@politico.com; @AubreeEWeaver) 05/08/2019 08:00 AM EDT Markets freak (a little) — Wall Street finally gave a nod to the possibility that talks with China could fail and President Trump could follow through on his threat of full trade war. But it […]

International Stocks Off to a Strong Start in Q2 Despite a Heavy Fog of Uncertainty

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: April 8, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

Global stock markets are continuing to advance following one of the best first-quarter performances in years, with the global iShares MSCI ACWI ETF, ACWI, gaining 14.9% year-to-date April 5th. That increase includes strong advances in US stocks. Excluding the US market, the gains in international stock markets have also been impressive. The iShares MSCI ACWI […]