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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – New Trends in Charitable Giving & Declining Confidence in Institutions Examined

Author: Gabriel Hament, Post Date: December 19, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - New Trends in Charitable Giving & Declining Confidence in Institutions Examined by Gabriel Hament

Over the last few decades, trust in key public institutions has been eroding. Here are some recent figures compiled by Gallup (https://news.gallup.com/poll/1597/confidence-institutions.aspx) that document this trend: In 1973, 42% of respondents said that they had a “great deal or quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. In 2019, only 11% expressed that level of confidence. In […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Time to Re-Examine Donor-Advised Fund Tax Policy

Author: Gabriel Hament, Post Date: September 24, 2019
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The tax treatment and rules governing donor-advised funds (DAFs) continue to garner attention nationwide. According to the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2018 DAF Report, as of FY 2017 over $110 billion was housed within 463,622 DAFs across 604 community foundations, 345 single-issue charities, and 53 national charities. Donors contributed $17.24 billion in 2013, which rose to […]

Buffett’s 2018 Letter / Fees Matter When Investing “Forever” / Clear Your Calendar for April 11th

Author: Gabriel Hament, Post Date: March 21, 2019
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In the Oracle of Omaha’s 54th annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett celebrates the dynamism of the American economy while cautioning investors against high-cost advisory fee arrangements. Buffett attributes the success of the United States to the American tailwind – a force animated by patriotism, sacrifice, and the belief that “generations beyond would […]