Market Commentary


Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Timely Data Matters

Author: Samuel E. Rines, Post Date: April 8, 2020
Guest Commentary - Timely Data Matters

My friend and Camp K veteran, Sam Rines ( Chief Economist at Avalon Investment and Advisory), has an excellent discussion on high frequency data and how critical it is in the current environment. He is kind enough to give us permission to share the entire piece entitled, “Timely Data Matters,” with our readers. Thank you, […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  WW2 versus WWC: The Doolittle Moment

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 7, 2020
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We’re going to look at World War 2 (WW2) versus the World War COVID-19 (WWC) events now unfolding and see what we can glean about markets, economies, interest rates, inflation rates, and the overall outlook. Let’s start with the stock market.  We expect this will be a multi-part series. Below is a chart that shows […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Understand Leveraged ETFs*

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: April 6, 2020
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The first leveraged ETF was launched in 2006, 13 years after the first ETF was rolled out back in 1993. Although there has been much debate over whether leveraged ETFs add to market volatility and risk, the market size of leveraged ETFs has topped $100 billion since their launch. Evidently, investors’ appetite for leveraged ETFs […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Wuhan to Pharaoh & 3 Musical Messages

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 5, 2020
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We especially thank Gary Shilling and Fred Rossi for help with this list. 1. Coronavirus. First officially appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019. (We now know it was there in November). It spread through China, then elsewhere in Asia, and now throughout the world. 2. MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome). Originated in Saudi Arabia […]

Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Mar 30, 2020 – Apr 03, 2020)

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: April 4, 2020

The Cumberland Advisors Week in Review is a recap of news, commentary, and opinion from our team. These are not revised assessments, and circumstances may have changed in the market from the time of original publication. We also include older commentaries that our editors have determined may be of interest to our audience. Your feedback […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The War in Europe

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: April 3, 2020
The War in Europe

During the first quarter of 2020, Europe once again found itself to be in the center of a global war, this time against an invisible, very deadly enemy, the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. At the end of the quarter, on March 31, the 19 countries of the Eurozone had 359,296 confirmed cases of the […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – China’s Healthcare & Economy in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 2, 2020
China’s Healthcare & Economy in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Dear Readers, While the United States and much of the world outside of Asia is still trying to “flatten the curve” in response to the coronavirus pandemic, China is posturing itself for a quick comeback. Can we believe their numbers and agree that their virus-response methodology was effective? USA Today along with Andy Mok, a […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – A Proposal for the Coronavirus Anticipation Note (CAN)

Author: David R. Kotok & John R. Mousseau, Post Date: April 1, 2020
A Proposal for the Corona Anticipation Note (CAN)

John Mousseau and I have combined our professional experience with our views of the municipal finance market. With the help of our Cumberland staff, we want to offer a format for immediate assistance designed to address urgent state and local government financing problems. This proposal is only a framework. There are many skilled professionals who […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – One Less Worry?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 31, 2020
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - One Less Worry (Eisenbeis)

It is tempting to focus on the here and now, especially when we are worrying about the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the nation. We are withdrawing from social contact and are concerned about all sources of risks. We have seen reports of people sanitizing cash as one way of […]

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