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WaPo – In a bleak economy, these companies are flourishing

Author: , Post Date: August 12, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping spending patterns, creating new winners and losers By David J. Lynch – The Washington Post – August 11, 2020 Excerpt below: Amid the second-quarter carnage that included gross private investment plunging by nearly one-half and consumption expenditures falling by more than one-third, Americans increased spending on just a few categories, […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – More on Fed Liquidity and Lending Programs

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: July 10, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - More on Fed Liquidity and Lending Programs (Eisenbeis)

The Federal Reserve continues to support financial markets, including the commercial paper market, the repo market, the municipal securities market, money market mutual funds, central bank liquidity swaps, and primary dealers. This is in addition to the usual discount window facility that provides credit to commercial banks. In many cases there are either published maximums […]

Instant View: Wall Street backslides on economic gloom, uptick in virus cases

Author: , Post Date: June 12, 2020
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Instant View: Wall Street backslides on economic gloom, uptick in virus cases Reuters – June 12, 2020 Excerpt below: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street indexes nosedived on Thursday, on track for their worst days since early in the coronavirus pandemic as investors reassessed a stocks resurgence after the Fed issued a gloomy growth forecast […]

Dow plunges nearly 3,000 points as Fed intervention does little to subdue Wall Street’s distress

Author: , Post Date: March 17, 2020
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Dow plunges nearly 3,000 points as Fed intervention does little to subdue Wall Street’s distress U.S. markets went deep red on coronavirus fears, shredding roughly 12 percent from the S&P 500 and Nasdaq By David J. Lynch – The Washington Post – March 16, 2020 Excerpt below: Fears that policymakers have not done enough to […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Whatever It Takes, Part II

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 15, 2020
Whatever It Takes, Part II

On Thursday, March 12, the Federal Reserve announced additional measures designed to send a message to markets that the Fed is there should it be needed. Pundits hyped that the Fed was going to inject up to $1.5 trillion of liquidity into financial markets, but that amount is misleading in many important ways. First, the […]