Tag Archives: COVID-19

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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – COVID Legal liability & Markets

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 26, 2021
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - COVID Legal liability & Markets

The political debate over COVID-related liabilities of businesses is intense. Companies want a federal shield, which McConnell-McCarthy haven’t been able to get for them. Trial lawyers want an open target, which Pelosi-Schumer haven’t been able to get for them. A bipartisan Senate group was trying to broker a compromise. (“No Agreement on Covid-Aid Liability Reached,” […]

Cumberland Advisors Commentary – A Sunday Potpourri

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 17, 2021
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This Sunday morning, we would like to whisk you away from the world of politics for a few minutes. First, we’ll consider the outsized consequences of acting without thinking. We thank Bill D. for forwarding this 30-second clip: “Why we don’t do fireworks at Christmas,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycviJ-421Z8 Second, we offer, as a counterpoint, an extraordinary human […]

David Kotok on the Markets (Bloomberg Radio)

Author: , Post Date: January 5, 2021
Cumberland Advisors' David Kotok Radio Interview

David Kotok on the Markets (Radio) January 04, 2021 – Running time 07:20 David Kotok, Chairman & CIO of Cumberland Advisors, discusses the latest on the markets with Bryan Curtis and Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. LISTEN HERE: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2021-01-04/david-kotok-on-the-markets-radio NOTE: Links to other websites or electronic media controlled or offered by Third-Parties (non-affiliates of […]

Frontline Nurses: The USF Program and Why To Do It

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 3, 2021
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Frontline Nurses - The USF Program and Why To Do It

For most of 2020 we watched frontline healthcare workers in the United States and throughout the world contend with a fierce attack from COVID-19. They have served our country despite great personal risk, exhaustion, and extreme emotional distress. Now, there’s a new USF (University of South Florida) program for nurses, “Frontline Nursing During COVID-19: A […]

Florida-COVID Update

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: December 20, 2020
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As much as you may know about airborne transmission of COVID-19, something new may be learned from this video. How risky is it, for instance, to stand in line behind someone who is wearing a loosely fitted mask? Find out. See “Military-grade camera shows risks of airborne coronavirus spread,” https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/12/11/coronavirus-airborne-video-infrared-spread/ We thank all the readers […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Siesta, Longboat, COVID, Masks & More

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: December 11, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Siesta, Longboat, COVID, Masks & More

Sarasota-based, Cumberland champions mask wearing and other COVID-prevention measures. We also champion business.  We believe that Florida’s economics are better served with basic prevention measures in place. We would not lock down everything. We would require basic civic responsibilities, such as mask wearing in a deadly pandemic. The principle is the same as permitting or […]

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 –  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 […]