Our quantitative strategy at Cumberland Advisors is a trading model that combines fundamental indicators and quantitative analysis into a binary output – either fully invested or all in cash. The strategy trades the S&P 500 in two versions: unleveraged and leveraged. Specifically, the leveraged portfolio uses a leveraged ETF as our vehicle to track 3X […]
Cumberland has utilized separately managed accounts to execute its fixed-income strategy since its inception in 1973, long before separately managed accounts (SMAs) were popularized in the early 2000s. What exactly is an SMA? Per Investopedia: “A[n] SMA is a portfolio of assets under the management of a professional investment firm. In the United States, the […]
David Kotok speaks with Bloomberg’s Tim Fox and Tom Keene David was asked, “Where are you within your portfolio: cash, bonds, equities?” David responds, “ Bonds, barbelled, that’s an easy one and we’ve been in that mode for a while and we’re going to stay there. In our Leveraged Volatility, that’s a high-frequency trading strategy, […]
McAleer discussed the continued headaches being caused by international markets—the U.S. markets remain very robust and resilient. In McAleer’s view, the 30 markets around the world are not trading well as he watches them making lower lows. McAleer’s current worry is how long the U.S. market can remain the standout while it is near highs and these other markets are trading down.
US Stock market volatility returned in the 1st quarter of 2018 with a vengeance. The January to February low selloff took most major averages down in the double digit range (over 10% drop). The stock market peaked within days of President Trump’s State of the Union Message in which he claimed credit for the stock […]
Many thanks to all who emailed a response to Guns 1-2-3. I want to quote a tweet from Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, @CaseyCagle, who sent this message on the afternoon of February 26. Readers can decide for themselves if this behavior is helpful or harmful to the policy debate. Georgia voters can also decide. […]
In part one of this series, I wrote about my personal journey with guns. Part two involved the US stock market and bond market and Cumberland’s investment policy and how it relates to the three public companies that constitute the gun makers whose shares trade on the US exchanges and are thus part of a […]