Tag Archives: ETFs

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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Defense Expenditures

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

Most Americans have never heard of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, www.sipri.org. A few minutes surfing their website might just inspire you to add it to your list of independent research sources. You can check out the role of the military in Venezuela and how it is supporting Maduro as a result of the financial […]

Hot Reads: 3 Key Bond ETFs For Your Portfolio

Author: , Post Date: March 9, 2019
Cumberland Advisors William Bill Witherell Ph.D.

Hot Reads: 3 Key Bond ETFs For Your Portfolio March 07, 2019 Compiled by ETF.com Staff ETF.com highlights content for their readers in this day’s “Daily Hot Reads.” They are the self-described “leading authority on exchange-traded funds, ETF.com has delivered clear, independent and authoritative news, analysis and education about ETFs online and in print since […]

Geopolitical Risks in Emerging Market Equity ETFs

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: March 5, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by William "Bill" Witherell, Ph.D.

Last week included several dramatic examples of unexpected geopolitical developments in emerging markets: Two nuclear powers in South Asia, India, and Pakistan, clashed and appeared to be on the brink of full-scale war; and the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi ended badly, with Trump walking out. Also, unsettling markets were some negative signs about the […]

Considering China

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: February 26, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by William "Bill" Witherell, Ph.D.

China stocks surged Monday following Trump’s announcement that he will be delaying US tariffs on China. Prospects for a trade agreement between China and the US are now looking very good. It is evident that both sides need a positive resolution and are willing to compromise. Last year, China’s stock markets experienced their worst year […]

Leveraged ETFs

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: November 14, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Leo Chen, Ph.D.

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 […]

The Rise of Municipal Separately Managed Accounts 2018 Update

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: September 18, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Rise of Municipal Separately Managed Accounts 2018 Update

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 about ETFs, Bonds, Taxes, & More

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Cumberland's David Kotok on Bloomberg Radio

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, […]

A Camp Kotok Debrief Plus Sector Rotation Ramifications

Author: , Post Date: August 15, 2018
Cumberland-Advisors-Matt-McAleer-In-The-News

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.