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Taxing Wealth Instead of Income, Part 2

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: October 15, 2019
Cumberland Advisors' Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

As a follow-up to David Kotok’s piece last week on taxing wealth (https://www.cumber.com/cumberland-advisors-market-commentary-wealth-tax/), it may be useful to remind readers what the potential incentive effects might be when it comes to the implications of wealth tax proposals to tax wealth may have on entrepreneurs and business structures. Proponents of a wealth tax are motivated by […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Warren?

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 14, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - “You can’t make this stuff up” by Suzanne Greenberg

Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking—everywhere.” (Twitter, 4:26 PM, Sep 6, 2019) Elizabeth Warren’s increasing political strength relative to Joe Biden’s is leading […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Deficit About to Worsen

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 30, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

The Bloomberg Close ended its April 22 daily report with the following: “What retirement? For the first time in 57 years, the participation rate in the U.S. labor force of retirement-age workers has cracked the 20% mark, according to a new report. As of February, the ranks of people 65 or older who are working […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Trump Tax Reform: Looking Backward and Forward

Author: , Post Date: April 1, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary

Two members of the research department of the Banque de France have published an interesting note important to US investors. We applaud the work of Cristina Jude and Francesco Pappada. The title is “Does the Trump corporate tax reform impact the composition of the US current account?” Here is a direct link to their paper: […]

Taxing Wealth Instead of Income?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: February 13, 2019
Cumberland Advisors' Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

With the desire to finance both an increasing deficit and an increase in government services, politicians are searching far and wide for funds. Increasingly, proposals are surfacing to tax wealth rather than income as the means to fund pet projects. The proposals attract followers since unequal distribution of wealth is viewed as a problem that […]

ROBERT EISENBEIS: Tax the rich? Check the facts first

Author: , Post Date: February 4, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis Ph.D. In The NewsCumberland-Advisors-Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis Ph.D. In-The-News

Excerpt from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Tax the rich? Check the facts first Posted Feb 4, 2019 at 2:01 AM by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D. As the political season begins to heat up for 2020, we have seen an increasing number of proposals to provide free education, free health care, a universal guarantee of a living wage, […]

Tax the Rich

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: January 29, 2019
Cumberland Advisors' Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

As the political season begins to heat up for 2020, we have seen an increasing number of proposals to provide free education, free healthcare, a universal guarantee of a living wage, etc. With an historic level of public debt topping $21 trillion and a deficit of nearly $1 trillion and projected to climb even more […]

David Kotok speaks with Bloomberg’s Tim Fox and Tom Keene about ETFs, Bonds, Taxes, & More

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Cumberland's David Kotok on Bloomberg Radio

David Kotok speaks with Bloomberg’s Tim Fox and Tom Keene David was asked, “Where are you within your portfolio: cash, bonds, equities?” David responds, “ Bonds, barbelled, that’s an easy one and we’ve been in that mode for a while and we’re going to stay there. In our Leveraged Volatility, that’s a high-frequency trading strategy, […]