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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Bond Conundrum and How to Manage

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: August 20, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Bond Conundrum

The past couple of weeks have been breathtaking for bond investors and observers of the bond market. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond is now at a record low – it dipped under 2% this week – and the 10-year Treasury is not far off its record low of 1.36% set in July 2016 […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Markets During Apollo 11

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: August 1, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Markets During Apollo 11

This past week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remarkably, only 1/3 of Americans today were alive when that happened. As a 12-year-old kid I was riveted by the space program and tried to digest the minutia of every flight. Like a lot of kids, we watched the moon landing […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – 2Q2019 Review: Total Return Taxfree Municipal Bond: The Big Squeeze

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: June 27, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Big Squeeze (Municipal Bonds)

The muni bond market has been on a tear so far this year. Not only have yields dropped, but they have dropped relative to US Treasuries across the board. The chart below shows where we are now and where we were at the start of the year. The big squeeze has been caused by the […]

4Q2018 Review: Munis Turn It Around

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: December 28, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - 4Q2018 Review Munis Turn It Around

Muni yields rose in the first six weeks of this quarter – mostly in sympathy with US Treasuries (UST). We saw the 10-year and 30-year Treasury bonds rise 20 and 25 basis points respectively. Since early November, AAA muni yields (AAA) have dropped across the board, and the 10-year Treasury yield has fallen a whopping […]

US Hurricanes and the Bond Market

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA & Gabriel Hament, Post Date: September 8, 2017
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

There has been much written over the years about the effects of hurricanes on equity markets. Clearly, such calamities have caused drop-offs in economic activity, followed by upticks in spending and consumption as affected areas rebuild. There is also considerable literature on the effects of large storms on property and casualty (P&C) companies. Generally speaking, these companies pay out substantial claims after the storms but usually benefit down the road as they obtain pricing power for future insurance premiums.

We wanted to look at some of the major storms in the United States to see if we could discern any trends or effects from these meteorological events on the bond markets.