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Trump revs up his Wayback Machine

Author: , Post Date: June 20, 2019
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Excerpt from… Trump revs up his Wayback Machine In a single week, the president leaned heavily into economic theories from as far back as the 18th century. By BEN WHITE (bwhite@politico.com; @morningmoneyben) 06/20/2019 05:15 AM EDT Stanley Fischer, the former Fed vice chair, said at a forum Tuesday that slashing rates right now following pressure […]

Trump’s two-front trade war triggers alarms

Author: , Post Date: May 31, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By BEN WHITE and ADAM BEHSUDI 05/31/2019 02:30 PM EDT President Donald Trump’s decision to open a second front in his trade war sent tremors through global markets, unnerved corporate America and spurred economists to raise new warnings about the potential for a sharp economic slowdown just as the 2020 presidential contest […]

Markets freak (a little)

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

Excerpt from Politico Morning Money By BEN WHITE (bwhite@politico.com; @morningmoneyben) , AUBREE ELIZA WEAVER (aweaver@politico.com; @AubreeEWeaver) 05/08/2019 08:00 AM EDT Markets freak (a little) — Wall Street finally gave a nod to the possibility that talks with China could fail and President Trump could follow through on his threat of full trade war. But it […]

Geopolitical Risks in Emerging Market Equity ETFs

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: March 5, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by 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 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 […]

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 […]

China Slowdown and Financial Markets

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: January 11, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

The Shanghai Stock Exchange was the worst performing major stock market in 2018, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index falling 25% over the course of the year. Concerns about a slowing economy deepened in the second half as current indicators surprised on the downside. While many economists cautioned that a major slowdown in China was […]

Sarasota analysts surveying stock-market damage

Author: , Post Date: December 18, 2018
Matt McAleer - The key is trying to avoid emotional moves in the market.

Excerpt from Sarasota analysts surveying stock-market damage By John Hielscher Posted Dec 18, 2018 at 5:05 PM But while stocks look like they are stumbling to their first yearly loss since 2015, a number of experts are forecasting modestly better returns in the coming year. A solid allocation plan should ease investors look through the […]

Market milestone: This is the longest bull run in history

Author: , Post Date: August 22, 2018
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Excerpt from “Market milestone: This is the longest bull run in history” by Matt Egan  ( @MattEganCNN) “While this bull market and economic recovery may very well be old,” LPL Financial strategists wrote to clients, “we see few signs that suggest an end is near.” David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors, […]