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Geopolitical Risks in Emerging Market Equity ETFs

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: March 5, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by William "Bill" Witherell, Ph.D.

Last week included several dramatic examples of unexpected geopolitical developments in emerging markets: Two nuclear powers in South Asia, India, and Pakistan, clashed and appeared to be on the brink of full-scale war; and the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi ended badly, with Trump walking out. Also, unsettling markets were some negative signs about the […]

Considering China

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: February 26, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by William "Bill" Witherell, Ph.D.

China stocks surged Monday following Trump’s announcement that he will be delaying US tariffs on China. Prospects for a trade agreement between China and the US are now looking very good. It is evident that both sides need a positive resolution and are willing to compromise. Last year, China’s stock markets experienced their worst year […]

European Growth Concerns Deepen

Author: William Witherell, Ph.D., Post Date: January 28, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by William "Bill" Witherell, Ph.D.

The latest economic indicators reveal that the economic slowdown in Europe persists. President Draghi of the European Central Bank (ECB) has underlined the continued weakness, expectations for softer near-term growth, and downside risks. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its economic projections for the euro area. Political uncertainties in Europe add to the headwinds […]