Tag Archives: Volatility


Too Many Uncertainties

Author: , Post Date: June 21, 2019
Cumberland Advisors William Bill Witherell Ph.D.

Excerpt from Barron’s Too Many Uncertainties 06/21/2019 By Paul Farrell Barron’s writer, Paul Farrell, assembles a collection of outtakes for his piece titled, “Too Many Uncertainties.” Destabilizing Second-Quarter 2019 Review by William Witherell, Ph.D. of Cumberland Advisors June 20: The factors that have led to high volatility in the global equity markets during the quarter […]

Leveraged ETFs

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: November 14, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Leo Chen, Ph.D.

Our quantitative strategy at Cumberland Advisors is a trading model that combines fundamental indicators and quantitative analysis into a binary output – either fully invested or all in cash. The strategy trades the S&P 500 in two versions: unleveraged and leveraged. Specifically, the leveraged portfolio uses a leveraged ETF as our vehicle to track 3X […]

VIX Inversion

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: October 9, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Leo Chen, Ph.D.

VIX, the “fear gauge,” measures S&P 500 near-term volatility by using options that expire in 23–37 days. Therefore, the VIX we often discuss is the 1-month volatility index. However, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) also publishes 3-month (VIX3M) and 6-month (VIX6M) volatility indexes, which are less well known. The 3-month and 6-month VIX indexes […]

Turkey to Face More Volatility, Cumberland Advisors CIO Says

Author: , Post Date: June 24, 2018
Bloomberg - David Kotok - Turkey to Face More Volatility

Turkey to Face More Volatility, Cumberland Advisors CIO Says Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia June 24th, 2018, 7:07 PM EDT  David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors Inc., talks about Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Turkey’s presidential election, the implications for the nation’s economy and financial markets. He speaks with Yvonne Man on “Bloomberg […]

Japan’s Domestic Political Turmoil versus Stocks

Author: Bill Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: May 11, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Bill Witherell, Ph.D.

In this note we take a closer look at Japan, where the equity market has also so far weathered some very dramatic domestic political storms. The Japanese economy is participating in the global economic recovery that is projected to continue at least through this and next year, and in the accompanying strong growth in global trade, which should persist unless a serious trade war develops.