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Shutdown #6

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: February 12, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by David Kotok

US agriculture was not well positioned to suffer a federal government shutdown in December and January. In an era of low commodity prices, many farms cannot afford trade-war shenanigans and cannot afford government shutdowns. Across the US, median farm income for 2018 was -$1548 (yes, a negative $1548), a fifteen-year low, despite record farm productivity […]

Shutdown #5

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 31, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by David Kotok

My colleague Norm Dempsey reminded me to thank all the readers of our shutdown series for their emails and messages. He also noted we should do the same for those who supported the climate change series. We concur with Norm. In his reminder Norm mentioned that when former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced by […]