Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Jan 27, 2020 – Jan 31, 2020)

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: February 1, 2020

The Cumberland Advisors Week in Review is a recap of news, commentary, and opinion from our team.

Week In Review

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 is always welcome.


As part of Cumberland Advisors’ continuous effort to maintain strong customer relationships, we offer this week’s short video discussing current market conditions and how we are positioning portfolios.

Matt McAleer talks about his week in trading and he touches on these point and more:

-Fixed Income on fire!
-How does a market rest?
-Excuses for change in momentum
-What will let us know how strong demand is?
-We put some cash to work.
-We talk about our “buy” signals
-Where do we see panic?
-What about coronavirus?

Watch in the video player above or at this link:

Have a great weekend and thank you for joining us at Cumberland Advisors.

Matt enjoys your feedback. You can reach him at:
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-Feel free to email us at or give us a call at (800) 257-7013

Contact Matt or any one of our advisors by following this link:

Impeachment, Markets & 2 Dead Men

Author: , Post Date: January 31, 2020

Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Impeachment, Markets & 2 Dead Men Our strategic, market-oriented view of the impeachment proceedings sets aside the personal views of those in our company. Among our 45 people we are as diverse in our opinions as you would expect. We have Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, and we have civil discussions among us, which go on constantly. Personal views are [Continued…]

2020 FOMC

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: January 28, 2020

Federal Reserve - FOMC Because of the impeachment hearings, little if any attention has been or is likely to be paid this week to the first FOMC meeting of 2020, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Chair Powell will give his customary press conference, but attention will likely be focused elsewhere, and for good reason. In our view, the FOMC will [Continued…]

Cash or No Cash? Optimist, Pessimist or Realist?

Author: , Post Date: January 24, 2020

Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Cash or No Cash - Optimist, Pessimist or Realist At any given time, there are at least four or five people (and often up to six or seven) working on our ETF trading accounts and strategies. We continually challenge each other as part of our investment process. We debate all points of view, and we freely express differences of opinion. We try to read [Continued…]

Coronavirus #1 with updated death toll

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 22, 2020

Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Corona Virus & Markets At Cumberland, we take time to track viral outbreaks for two reasons: (1) Epidemics and pandemics do have market consequences and raise risk, and (2) they can be deadly. SARS, bird flu, Zika, Ebola, and more make the list of outbreaks we have followed closely. In the case of Zika, we wrote a detailed pamphlet [Continued…]


No Conspiracy at St. Louis Fed.

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 21, 2020

Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - No Conspiracy at St. Louis Fed In my opinion the speculation about a conspiracy at the St. Louis Fed may be fodder for internet speculation, but it is simply not true. There is coincidence in timing of unrelated announcements. We believe it is pure coincidence. Here’s the fact set. 1. On January 16, 2020, the St. Louis Fed discontinued the series [Continued…]


John Mousseau at the Money Show Orlando

I’ll be speaking at The MoneyShow Orlando, February 6-8, 2020!

During this three-day educational conference for self-directed investors and traders, attendees will receive real-time market and economic analysis, hear hundreds of specific buy/sell recommendations, listen how 150+ experts are adapting their strategies, have an opportunity to test-drive new tools, with a lot more planned by the organizers.

f you’d like to join me, register here to secure your spot. We convene at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in sunny Florida.

My Presentation Schedule:

Retirement and Income Panel* (For Financial Advisors Only)

The Federal Reserve and Your Portfolio

Additional featured speakers joining me include:

  • Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
  • Rick Rule, President and CEO, Sprott US Holdings
  • Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist, Capital Wealth Planning
  • Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar
  • Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Press
  • Howard Tullman, Executive Director, Ed Kaplan Family Institute
  • Lindsey Bell, Chief Investment Strategist, Ally Invest
  • Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, CFRA Research
  • Tom Sosnoff, Founder and Co-CEO, tastytrade

Learn more at their site, The MoneyShow.


John Mousseau
President, CEO, & Director of Fixed Income
Cumberland Advisors

In the News…

Stocktake: Will China’s coronavirus infect stocks?

Quoted: David R. Kotok | Posted on: 01/29/2020 read more

Coronavirus update

Quoted: David R. Kotok | Posted on: 01/28/2020 read more

China crisis update

Quoted: David R. Kotok | Posted on: 01/25/2020 read more

The Great Bond Party of 2019 Is Ending

Quoted: John R. Mousseau, CFA | Posted on: 01/20/2020 read more

Upcoming event with Cumberland Advisors…

Cumberland Advisors is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our annual conference, “Understanding Global Markets & Finance”. This is our Fourth Annual Financial Literacy Day of advanced concepts and discussions held at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM). We plan a deep dive into the Bond Market where we’ll examine the categories of debt and the influences on those categories including budget deficits plus larger issues like central bank QE and its impacts on interest rates for this debt. We’re also featuring a discussion about Real Time Payments (RTP) to include Bitcoin, Libra, Venmo and other versions of electronic money. Do you trust Big Tech with your wallet?

There will be a special presentation on “The Danger of Deficits and Debt and What Can be Done About It” introduced by Kathleen Stephansen, Senior Economist, Haver Analytics and GIC Chair and conducted by Senator Kent Conrad, Former Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.

Our conference wraps with a Keynote Speech from Loretta Mester, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Her areas of research expertise and interest include the organizational structure and productive efficiency of financial institutions, financial intermediation and regulation, agency problems in credit markets, credit card pricing, central bank governance, and inflation. See her bio & cv here.

If you’re interested in learning more about financial markets and the economy (and escaping the snow for our friends in northern climes), please join us on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. Information and registration here:

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