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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Impeachment

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 3, 2019
David R. Kotok

Impeachment is a political process. We watch it unfold with strenuous claims and counterclaims, as we did with the Nixon and Clinton episodes. We are writing about it because it impacts markets: Political outcomes impact policy, and that is where impeachment intersects markets. With the Clinton debacle, policy was little changed; but with the Nixon […]

White House debates economic stimulus plans

Author: , Post Date: September 12, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By BEN WHITE 09/12/2019 MORE FED BASHING — It’s old hat by now. But Trump went hard after the central bank again on Wednesday, calling Chair Jay Powell and his colleagues “Boneheads” for not cutting rates to zero or below. Interest rates, of course, are not the problem with the economy. And […]

Trump: ‘Boneheads’ at the Fed Should Drop Interest Rates to Zero, or Lower

Author: , Post Date: September 11, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from The Fiscal Times By Michael Rainey 09/11/2019 President Trump blasted the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve Wednesday for failing to reduce interest rates to zero or below. “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should then start to refinance our debt. INTEREST COST COULD BE […]

Trashing Fed ‘Boneheads,’ Trump calls for central bank to cut interest rates to ‘ZERO’

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David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By QUINT FORGEY 09/11/2019 President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to slash U.S. interest rates “down to ZERO,” admonishing chairman Jerome Powell and other leaders of the U.S. central bank as “Boneheads.” “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Does Trump-Navarro Equal Smoot-Hawley?

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: August 23, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Global Trade

George Santayana said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In an article titled “The Smoot-Hawley Tariff and the Great Depression,” authors Theodore Phalan, Deema Yazigi, and Thomas Rustici assess the role the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act played in the Great Depression: “In 1930, a large majority of economists believed the Smoot-Hawley […]

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 […]

U.S. Trade Representative is grilled on Capitol Hill about China and Mexico

Author: , Post Date: June 18, 2019
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U.S. Trade Representative is grilled on Capitol Hill about China and Mexico June 18, 2019 President Trump’s top trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer was in the Congressional hot seat today facing tough questions from lawmakers on trade and tariffs. Rick Helfenbein, American Apparel and Footwear Association CEO, joins Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro, Cornell […]