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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Two Covers; Two Sectors

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: June 2, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Two Covers Two Sectors

If you looked at the two different covers of The Economist for May 30, 2020, you saw the 100,000-death message on the American version, and you saw the Hong Kong security law depiction on the Asian edition. Internal content was mostly the same, but the lead stories reflected the world as the Economist editors saw it and wanted to […]

Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Take a Deep Breath

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: April 26, 2020
Guest Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Take a Deep Breath

Philippa Dunne and Doug Henwood provide a terrific daily research service, TLR Analytics, that focuses mostly on the component details of the American labor force. They report high-frequency information and offer dissection of details. In times like the present, these “nuggets” are helpful for investment decisions and for economic impact assessment. I read their work […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – ESG Investing. Also Brazil.

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: January 10, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - ESG

ESG investing is getting hotter (pun intended). We are watching organizations change their institutional asset allocation to increase their exposure to environmental, social, and/or governance standards that are acceptable to the trustees or boards or donors. Those incoming flows into the ESG space mean higher stock prices for the companies and securities that meet the […]

Climate change, a rising tide affecting the muni market

Author: , Post Date: January 9, 2019
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from… Climate change, a rising tide affecting the muni market By Sarah Wynn Published January 08 2019, 12:45pm EST WASHINGTON — Portfolio managers are feeling the heat when it comes to investing in bonds that could potentially be affected by climate change. Climate change has long been a point of political and social contention, […]

Is the Municipal Bond Market Sleepy?! Pension Doomsday?

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: November 19, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Is the Municipal Bond Market Sleepy - Pension Doomsday

Today’s municipal bond market is anything but “sleepy,” as Spencer Jakab characterized it in his Wall Street Journal article “Prophet of Muni Market Doom Wasn’t Wrong, Just Early” (10/26/2018). The Prophet of Doom he referred to was Meredith Whitney, who shortly before the financial crisis successfully predicted the damage to Citibank by bad mortgages. In […]