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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
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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. […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Good Morning to Betsy and to Liz

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 17, 2020
Guest Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Good Morning to Betsy and to Liz

My friend Betsy emailed me and said, “You’re having too much fun.” Thank you, Betsy. You are correct, as usual. Dear Readers, we have to maintain some sense of something or other (joie de vivre, perhaps) during this constant barrage from the news flow. The Sunday morning missives started with “Daffodils” (https://www.cumber.com/cumberland-advisors-market-commentary-daffodils/). The response to […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Risking an Investment War with China

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: May 15, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Risking an Investment War with China by William Witherell, Ph.D

Not having learned the costly lessons of a US-China trade war, the US government has now taken action that risks triggering an investment war with China that could have serious negative effects on the economies of both countries at a time when each will be seeking to recover from the heavy impacts of the COVID-19 […]

Barron’s – Wave Of COVID-19 Bankruptcies Poses Next Threat To US Economy

Author: , Post Date: May 14, 2020
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Wave Of COVID-19 Bankruptcies Poses Next Threat To US Economy Excerpt from Barron’s (AFP News) – May 13, 2020 By John Biers Larger companies have generally survived the initial blow from the coronavirus crisis, but still face existential challenges to get through what will probably be a long and grinding recovery. Since COVID-19 shuttered much […]