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Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Hurricanes, Bob Bunting, CAC

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: November 18, 2020
Bob Bunting - CEO, Climate Adaptation Center (CAC)

Municipal bond ratings are affected by the preparedness of the issuers for severe weather, the impacts of climate change, and other factors that may affect credit ratings. Cumberland Advisors takes a keen interest in the micro and macro details surrounding municipalities and weather events. Our colleague Bob Bunting, meteorologist, professor, and former executive at both […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Hurricane Roxcy or Hurricane Bob?

Author: , Post Date: November 8, 2020
Hurricane Roxcy or Hurricane Bob

“Biden’s proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy and corporations – not to mention a $2 trillion plan to fight climate change – would stand virtually no chance in a Mitch McConnell-led Republican Senate” (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-11-05/a-biden-agenda-might-stall-before-it-starts).  Let’s devote Sunday to the climate. Climate change is a big agenda item for Biden & Co. But a gridlocked […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Wildfires Out West

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: October 8, 2020
Patricia Healy, CFA

On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that this year’s California fires had scorched more ground than the last three years of fires combined. Higher temperatures and greater winds have contributed to the spread. Year-to-date, the California fires have covered 4 million acres in 8,200 fires throughout the state. Some 8,400 homes and buildings have been lost, and […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Hurricanes

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: August 27, 2020
David R. Kotok

In the Indian Ocean they are called cyclones, in the Pacific Ocean, typhoons. The latter term comes from the Chinese tai fung, which translates as “great wind.” The Kʼicheʼ Mayans called their god of wind, storm, and fire Hurakan. European colonists adopted the word, and it became hurricane. (Source: A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Managing Hurricane Risk in a Bond Portfolio

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA & Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: August 10, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Managing Hurricane Risk in a Bond Portfolio

The Northeast continues to clean up from Hurricane Isaias, which swept up the Atlantic coast to New York and parts of New England on Thursday. Below is a slide from a presentation by our good friend Tom Doe, who heads up Municipal Market Advisors (http://www.mma-research.com). Tom’s firm does in-depth quantitative and qualitative research on the […]

Cumberland Advisors Guest Commentary – Outlook for the 2019 Hurricane Season

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: July 2, 2019

Bob Bunting brings his established credentials, including being a Director of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and a Lead Forecast for NOAA, to this guest commentary. He also mentions the Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Center (CAC), of which he is the CEO and which I personally support with money and effort. We thought it […]

Is Climate Warming Creating More Dangerous Hurricanes?

Author: Bob Bunting, Post Date: December 21, 2018

Two Hard-Hitting Hurricane Seasons Last year was a September to remember in the US as far as hurricanes go. First, Harvey hit Texas with 130-mph winds and thundering rains totaling up to 60 inches in places, setting all-time US rainfall records. Next, Irma created havoc across the Caribbean and Florida as the strongest Atlantic hurricane […]

California, Land of Natural Disasters?

Author: Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: November 13, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - California, Land of Natural Disasters

Last week we conducted a review of our California municipal bond holdings along the San Andreas Fault looking for holdings that may be more susceptible to credit deterioration in the event of a disaster. At the time, little did we know that wildfires would engulf large swaths of California. First, our hearts and prayers go […]

Responses to Climate Change & Markets

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 1, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Climate Change & Markets Responses

We thank readers for their many comments and criticisms regarding our commentary on climate change and markets. For those who missed the original piece, here is the link: “Climate Change & Markets,” https://www.cumber.com/climate-change-markets/. There were diverse responses ranging from total disagreement to full endorsement. No one offered observations about the market section. Many agreed that […]

Climate Change & Markets

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 23, 2018
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Climate Change & Markets

Why did Hurricane Michael intensify so quickly? And why was the Western US so hot and dry this summer? And what about climate change all across the rest of the global landscape and seascape? And what do I do with my portfolio? There are still many climate change deniers. But that cohort shrinks as more […]