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Eurozone Equity Markets Face Political Headwinds

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: November 30, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Eurozone Equity Markets Face Political Headwinds

Eurozone equity markets have had a difficult year thus far, losing some 13.2% as of November 28, as measured by the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF, EZU. While a slowing economy and a 6% weakening of the euro offer a partial explanation of the US-dollar return from these markets, a number of political uncertainties appear to […]

BREXIT Breakthrough Followed by Threat of Breakdown

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

On November 13, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit negotiating team reached agreement with the European Union (EU) negotiators on a draft withdrawal treaty. The next day, after a very difficult five-hour meeting, May secured the agreement of her cabinet. Following the cabinet meeting, she told reporters “The choice before us is clear: […]

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 […]