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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary offers insights and analysis on upcoming, important economic issues that potentially impact global financial markets. Our team shares their thinking on global economic developments, market news and other factors that often influence investment opportunities and strategies. Our readers appreciate its timeliness, depth of analysis, and quality of research.

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  • An Evaluative Framework for Strategic Donors
     Author(s): Gabriel Hament | Tue January 10, 2017



    "To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.”[1] – Aristotle, 4th century BC

    The contribution of a large financial gift to a…


  • December FOMC Minutes
     Author(s): Robert Eisenbeis | Sat January 7, 2017



    While the FOMC’s December rate hike was widely anticipated, there are some noteworthy and somewhat surprising revelations in the minutes released on Wednesday. Three critical observations jump out. First, the general tone of the minutes this time was substantially more upbeat than previously.…


  • 2017: LIBOR, Market Risk, Trump!
     Author(s): David Kotok | Fri January 6, 2017



    Let’s consider the widening spreads between the spot market price for LIBOR and FRA pricing. We think those widening spreads spell rising risk.

    Two acknowledgments are necessary before we wade into the LIBOR weeds. Zoltan Pozsar (Credit Suisse, Global Fixed Income Research Strategy) has…


  • Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020)
     Author(s): Cumberland Advisors | Fri January 2, 1970



    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…


  • Human Emotions, Structure of Strategy, and Diversification of Risk
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Fri January 2, 1970



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  • Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Dec 03, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018)
     Author(s): Cumberland Advisors | Fri January 2, 1970



    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…


  • Financial Literacy Day 2020
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Fri January 2, 1970



    The Military Lending Act caps annual interest on loans to military members at 36% and offers other safeguards. Now, lawmakers are proposing to extend that protection to veterans and others. NPR reports: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/07/776769597/a-ban-on-high-cost-loans-may-be-coming


  • 2020 Q1 Strategy Reviews - Links to All Commentaries
     Author(s): Cumberland Advisors | Fri January 2, 1970



    It's that time of year when the Team at Cumberland Advisors provide their Q1 Reviews. We may discuss what we favor, cash positions, warning signs, and what we see as opportunities. Read to learn more about the thinking behind our positioning of portfolios and how we execute strategies.…


  • Interview with Barry Ritholtz
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Fri January 2, 1970



    Barry Ritholtz was kind enough to invite us for a podcast interview for the Bloomberg Radio Masters in Business series. In the first thirty minutes we discuss markets and interest rates and the Fed. There is also conversation about the work of the Global Interdependence Center.

    An…


  • Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Nov 04, 2019 - Nov 08, 2019)
     Author(s): Cumberland Advisors | Fri January 2, 1970



    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…


 

 

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