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European Growth Concerns Deepen

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: January 28, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

The latest economic indicators reveal that the economic slowdown in Europe persists. President Draghi of the European Central Bank (ECB) has underlined the continued weakness, expectations for softer near-term growth, and downside risks. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its economic projections for the euro area. Political uncertainties in Europe add to the headwinds […]

The Global Economy Moderation & International Equity Markets

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: December 18, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Global Economy Moderation and International Equity Markets

As 2018 draws to a close, economic growth in almost all economies, including that of the US, is moderating but is still expansionary and in most cases remains above long-term trends.   For the year 2018 as a whole, global growth looks likely to be the same as for 2017, 3.7%, with advanced economies advancing […]

Italy Update: Still a Concern for Investors

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: October 31, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

The Italian drama continues, with the European bond markets demonstrating great resilience despite the risks presented by the Italian government’s proposed fiscal policy stance, which has been rejected by the European Commission (EC). Earlier, after receiving Italy’s draft budget, the EC had asked Italy to explain why the government decided not to comply with European […]

Eurozone Economy’s Expansion Ongoing and Broad-Based, Downside Risks Worrying

Author: Bill Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: September 24, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

The European Central Bank (ECB) left its monetary policy stance unchanged at its September 13 meeting. Net asset purchases will end in December, but with the Bank’s maintaining its stock of assets, the reinvestment of redemptions will maintain substantial stimulus. No increase in policy interest rates is signaled until at least after the end of […]