Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – The Quill, The Feather & DiMartino Booth on Housing

Author: David R. Kotok & Danielle DiMartino Booth, Post Date: July 29, 2019

My friend and Camp Kotok fishing-person Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO & Chief Strategist for Quill Intelligence, a research and analytics firm that is celebrating the one-year anniversary of launching its publication The Daily Feather and the four-year anniversary of The Weekly Quill.

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - The Tenthouse Suite - The American Housing Divide

Danielle has kindly allowed us to share with our readers an interesting, data-rich piece she recently penned on crucial issues in the US housing market. Titled “The Tenthouse Suite: The American Housing Divide,” it takes an incisive look at the problems young adults and other typically lower-income folks face in buying or renting homes today (link below).

But first, let me tell you a bit more about Danielle.

With Quill Intelligence (QI), Danielle set out to create a “research revolution,” redefining how market intelligence is conceived and delivered, with the goal of not only guiding portfolio managers but also promoting financial literacy. To build QI, she brought together a core team of investing veterans to analyze trends and provide critical analysis on what is driving markets, both in the US and globally.

Commentary and data from The Daily Feather have appeared in many other financial sources, such as Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, Institutional Investor, Yahoo Finance, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Seeking Alpha, TD Ameritrade, and

Danielle is the author of FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America ( She is also a full-time columnist for Bloomberg View, a business speaker, and a commentator frequently featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, BNN Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, and other major media outlets.

Prior to Quill, Danielle spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she served as advisor to President Richard Fisher throughout the financial crisis and until his retirement in March 2015. Her work at the Fed focused on financial stability and the efficacy of unconventional monetary policy.

Danielle began her career in New York at Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where she earned her BBA as a College of Business Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.

Now, here’s Danielle DiMartino Booth on US housing: “The Tenthouse Suite: The American Housing Divide” (text link:

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