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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Blue Wave and the Bond Markets

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: January 8, 2021
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The Democratic Party won both Senate seats in Georgia on Tuesday, January 5th. Our own math had a split decision, with each party capturing a Senate seat; but with the sweep the Democrats will now control the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, where a 50-50 split will now be broken by […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Long Strange Trip of the Muni Market in 2020

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: December 28, 2020
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Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me Other times I can barely see Lately it occurs to me What a long strange trip it’s been “Truckin,” by the Grateful Dead (Lyrics by Robert Hunter)   Those great lines from a great song sum up the 2020 investment year in general and particularly in munis, as […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Cumberland State of Despair Index

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA & Patricia Healy, CFA & Tom Patterson, Post Date: December 3, 2020
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The Cumberland State of Despair Index tries to capture the despair caused by unemployment brought on by the pandemic and COVID-19 infection rates on a state-by-state basis. This State of Despair Index will be applied as a variable in our credit-scoring model.

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Wave Bye to Blue Wave – Bonds

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: November 4, 2020
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Though we are still sorting out last night’s election, the so-called “blue wave” of a Democratic sweep of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives didn’t happen. At this hour, the White House is still not decided; it appears the Senate will NOT switch and will stay Republican; and the Republicans made a few […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Muni Bonds Turn Toward the Election

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA, Post Date: October 6, 2020
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With the presidential election a month away, we start to mull over what the bond market might look like post-election day. While most polls have Vice-President Biden ahead by 6–7% points, we know the race has the potential to be much closer, since the 50 individual states decide the election by virtue of voting by […]

Inflation TIPS: Living On The Hedge

Author: , Post Date: August 14, 2020

Rida Morwa quotes John R. Mousseau in a recent commentary, dated August 14, 2020 on Seeking Alpha Excerpt follows: There are two major risks of TIPS. The first is that the inflation rate it’s tied to is calculated by the CPI which is a government calculated index. While we are not in the conspiracy theory […]

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

Author: John R. Mousseau, CFA & Patricia Healy, CFA, Post Date: August 10, 2020
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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 […]

Barron’s – July Jobs Report: Better Than Expected, Better Than Feared

Author: , Post Date: August 7, 2020
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July Jobs Report: Better Than Expected, Better Than Feared Excerpt from Barron’s – August 07, 2020 A portion of William Witherell, Ph.D.’s commentary, Why Investors Are Looking at Taiwan, was incorporated into Barron’s collective piece, “July Jobs Report: Better Than Expected, Better Than Feared“. This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and […]

BondBuyer – Confidence high among muni investors

Author: , Post Date: July 16, 2020
Cumberland Advisors John Mousseau

Excerpt from… Confidence high among muni investors By Chip Barnett & Christine Albano – The Bond Buyer July 16, 2020 In the week ended July 15, muni tax-exempt mutual funds saw $857.321 million of inflows, according to Refinitiv Lipper, marking the 10th straight week investors put cash into the funds. Primary market In the backdrop […]