Tag Archives: COVID-19

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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Liquidity Impact on the Stock Market

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: June 5, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Liquidity Impact on the Stock Market

All three major indices have continued their rallies in June: The S&P 500 is up 2.23%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 3.54%, and the Nasdaq composite is up 1.33%. The S&P 500 has marked a 42% return since the March 23rd low for the large-cap index, while the Nasdaq Composite is only 2.26% […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Mexico’s Twin Crises: The Pandemic and a Plunging Economy

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: June 4, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Mexico's Twin Crises The Pandemic and a Plunging Economy

South of the border, our neighbor and the second largest economy in Latin America, Mexico, is experiencing a severe and still worsening health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dire effects of the illness itself are compounded by a brutal decline in the economy, which at the start of 2020 had already been in […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Inflation, Deflation, and Capacity Utilization – Part 2

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: June 3, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Inflation, Deflation, and Capacity Utilization – Part 2

Bloomberg’s Lisa Abramowicz recently tweeted, “When you measure the prices of things Americans are spending money on right now, ‘it turns out that the actual inflation rate is not as low’ as the data suggest” (https://twitter.com/lisaabramowicz1/status/1263868020516151298). Her evidence was a chart showing how spending for food at home had jumped while spending on food away […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – S&P 500 After COVID-19

Author: Leo Chen, Ph.D., Post Date: June 1, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - S&P 500 After COVID-19

The S&P 500 Index is widely used as the benchmark for over $9.9 trillion in investments. After losing 35.4% in just a month, the index has rebounded 36.5% from its March 23rd bottom. These extraordinary numbers during extraordinary times are unlikely to continue after COVID-19’s impacts on the market subside. So what can we expect […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Hydroxychloroquine

Author: , Post Date: May 29, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Debate Over Hydroxychloroquine

The Debate Over Hydroxychloroquine President Trump’s surprise announcement on Monday, May 18, that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative against COVID-19 prompted Fox News host Neil Cavuto to quickly warn, “If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus or in […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Money, Taxes, Fed & COVID-19

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 26, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Money, Taxes, Fed & COVID-19

At the following link readers may download a PDF file of the May 15th Joint Committee on Taxation analysis of federal receipts attributable to the latest stimulus bill passed by the House: https://www.jct.gov/publications.html?func=startdown&id=5260. The pressure for the Senate to act is growing daily and will only intensify. We expect something to come in the way of […]

Memorial Day

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 24, 2020
Memorial Day

“Originally, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. It wasn’t until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial Day.” (Source: https://www.softschools.com/facts/holidays/memorial_day_facts/158/) When I served in […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  COVID-19, stock market, some Senators’ behavior

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

It’s no wonder that citizens, voters and disaffected non-voters, investors and market agents, as well as others who observe the United States, have a low opinion of the Congress. Behavior of one reflects on all. Nothing new there. But the virus crisis has taken regard for Congress to a new low level as the country […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Cry for Brazil, and also for Latin America

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: May 20, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Cry for Brazil, and also for Latin America by William Witherell, Ph.D

The coronavirus is tearing through Brazil, a country ill-equipped to fight the pandemic. It’s hard-right populist leader, Jair Bolsonaro, has dismissed the virus as a “little flu.” COVID-19 is spreading through the population of 210 million, savaging both the inhabitants of the indigenous villages of the Amazon and the 13 million people packed together in […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Zika Vaccine

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 19, 2020
Zika-Pamphlet-by-David-R-Kotok

What seems like ages ago, we wrote about Zika. Multiple commentaries became a pamphlet which was and is available free. Here’s the link: https://www.cumber.com/zika/. In that pamphlet is a chapter about how a political fight held up Zika vaccine research for a year. The costs in human and monetary terms are estimated in the pamphlet. […]