“We’ll not mince words here: The president’s characterization of himself as “Tariff Man” is juvenile and unpresidential. We cannot imagine Mr. Eisenhower, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Nixon, Mr. Ford, Mr. Carter, Mr. Reagan, Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton, Mr. Bush or Mr. Obama ever… EVER… making a juvenile statement such as this to any other […]
In the latest on US trade policy, we are now starting to see the economic consequences of starting a tariff war. Farmers have been complaining that they are being hurt irreparably by the imposition of tariffs in retaliation for the tariffs being imposed on China and our allies. The Trump administration is now proposing to […]
In the wake of the turmoil in Washington, DC, over his performance in Helsinki, President Trump also took a sideswipe at the Federal Reserve, criticizing the FOMC’s recent efforts to normalize policy.
Most presidents – though not all – have understood that Fed independence ensures separation from the Treasury and serves as a check on fiscal excesses. When a central bank takes orders from the fiscal side of government, history shows that inflation and economic decline soon follow.
Dollar May Have Not Peaked Yet, Cumberland Advisors CIO Says Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia June 24th, 2018, 7:25 PM EDT David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors Inc., shares his views on emerging markets, the trade disputes and the dollar. He speaks with Haidi Lun and Yvonne Man on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.” (Source: […]
Dr. Michael D. McNiven, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Cumberland Advisors, joins Dr. James Curran, Dean of College of Business at USF Sarasota-Manatee, to discuss their upcoming event, Financial Literacy Day. Attendees of Financial Literacy Day: An Update on the Financial Markets & Economy can receive continuing ed credit from the following orgs: • AFCPE […]
David L. Blond, Ph.D, has a distinguished career in international economics and particularly on the issues of trade. He is the president of QuERI-International, Washington, D.C. He has assessed President Trump’s Tariff and Trade barrier initiative and has articulated some strong opinions. His views are his. They are worth reading and considering in what is […]
There is an old saying: “You can lay all the economists end to end and they will still not reach a conclusion.” While there may be some truth to this, there is widespread agreement among most economists (with Peter Navarro perhaps being an exception) that unrestricted trade is beneficial and protectionism is bad for any […]