Tag Archives: US-China Trade Dispute

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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Trade Policies

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: January 14, 2020
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Beginning in 2018, in a long sequence of actions, the US enacted tariffs on goods from a number of countries besides just China. In some cases the affected countries responded with their own retaliatory tariffs on US products. As a consequence of the timing and the short periods that many of the tariffs have been […]

Taking a look at the president’s pocket veto

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 10, 2020
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The Sarasota Herald Tribune featured this commentary in their business section. Read at the Herald site (https://www.heraldtribune.com/business/20200106/taking-look-at-presidents-pocket-veto) or below. Enjoy! We’ve received a number of emails about legal and, specifically, constitutional issues. We’re not constitutional lawyers: We are activist citizens, and we do read the constitutional literature. And we do examine the actions of our […]

4Q2019 Review – US Equity ETF

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 3, 2020
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In 4Q 2019 markets continued to react to the buffeting news flow as an array of headlines besieged investors. Brexit, the Trump Trade War, energy sector write-offs (Chevron), political attacks in the healthcare sector, Fed policy debate and proposed wealth taxation were among the many worrisome topics. Meanwhile, US stock markets reached all-time highs, and […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Pocket Veto (and best wishes in the new year!)

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: December 31, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Pocket Veto - Kotok

We’ve received a number of emails about legal and, specifically, constitutional issues. We’re not constitutional lawyers: We are activist citizens, and we do read the constitutional literature. And we do examine the actions of our federal, state, and local governments as part of our work in the investment advising business. Financial markets are dependent on […]

Surveillance: Negative Rates with Mohamed El-Erian (Bloomberg Radio Podcast)

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: December 24, 2019
Surveillance Negative Rates with Mohamed El-Erian (Bloomberg Radio Podcast)

Surveillance: Negative Rates with Mohamed El-Erian (Bloomberg Radio Podcast) Hosts: Tom Keene, Jon Ferro, and Pimm Fox David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors Co-Founder & CIO, says negative interest rates are at a peak. Michael Holland, Holland & Co. Chairman and Founder, thinks the Fed is far more important for markets than a U.S.-China trade deal. Dana […]

5G, Huawei, Trade War, Shooting War

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 23, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - 5G, Huawei, Trade War, Shooting War

From the onset of the Trump trade war we’ve argued that the broad-brush tariffs advocated by Peter Navarro were damaging and that a very targeted approach on security and intellectual property would have been better. Finally, the tariff fight with China is being defined over 5G, which is where critical agreements always needed to be […]

Finally, Some Positive Trade News

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: May 21, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Global Trade

Toward the end of a week during which global markets were pummeled by a sudden worsening in the prospects for a trade agreement between China and the US, President Trump announced two positive developments in US trade relations with our allies. The first was a decision to defer for six months a scheduled imposition of […]