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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Cumberland State of Despair Index

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA & Patricia Healy, CFA & Tom Patterson, Post Date: December 3, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Cumberland State of Despair Index (Mousseau & Healy + Patterson)

The Cumberland State of Despair Index tries to capture the despair caused by unemployment brought on by the pandemic and COVID-19 infection rates on a state-by-state basis. This State of Despair Index will be applied as a variable in our credit-scoring model.

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Decision Time for the UK and Europe

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: December 2, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Decision Time for the UK and Europe by William Witherell, Ph.D

Time is running out for the UK and Europe to reach an agreement on the terms under which the UK will leave the European Union (EU) at year end. Also, the member countries of the European Union have yet to reach final agreement on a much-needed, massive additional fiscal stimulus package. The substance and timing […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Not As It Seems

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: December 1, 2020
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On November 19, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Board requesting a 90-day extension of several Fed programs to provide liquidity to financial markets, including the Commercial Paper Funding Facility, the Primary Dealer Credit Facility, the Money Market Liquidity Facility, and the Paycheck Protection Liquidity Facility. Those programs were backstopped by […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  ESG Investing, Arctic Ice & Derek Riley (story at the end)

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 29, 2020
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We expect the new Biden administration to reverse on a massive scale Trump’s deregulation of energy and to turn strongly to sustainable-energy policy. The implications for investing in ESG are huge. Cumberland holds positions in wind, solar and water and we expect to hold those positions for a long cycle of growth. Markets are already […]

Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Nov 23, 2020 – Nov 27, 2020)

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: November 28, 2020
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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 –  Sturgis!

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 24, 2020
Sturgis!

Dear readers, this piece about Sturgis and its aftermath has been weeks in preparation. We are sending it now because we believe that Sturgis was the largest of the super-spreader events that have occurred in the United States – half a million people without any restrictions. And we believe that learning can occur from examining what […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Fed Vacancies – the Dilemma As of 11/23/2020

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: November 23, 2020
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As the Biden administration begins to float the names of potential cabinet members, an interesting scenario and potential dilemma faces the Federal Reserve Board. Normally, there are seven members of the Federal Reserve Board, but at present there are only five, with two vacant positions. One vacancy has existed since March 2014 when Sarah Bloom […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Ballet

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 22, 2020
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My friend Steve sent this terrific musical dance video. Enjoy. Please notice how deeply you see ballet training in so many of the dancers we recognize.   Here it is: https://youtu.be/GC9tnARzIbU     The second time I watched it, I thought more particularly about ballet and, then, memories of performances unfurled in my mind. With […]

Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Nov 16, 2020 – Nov 20, 2020)

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: November 21, 2020
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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 […]

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