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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  Trump Opportunity, Puerto Rico, Pharma

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 13, 2020
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Trump Opportunity, Puerto Rico, Pharma

My friend Dennis Gartman had a guest commentary in the wonderful and comprehensive monthly research publication offered by Gary Shilling (www.agaryshilling.com) and thoughtfully assembled and edited by Fred Rossi. I thank both Gary and Fred for permission to quote their work. Dennis wrote: “Puerto Rico shall be a huge winner, for it was only a […]

4Q2019 Review: Puerto Rico

Author: Shaun Burgess, Post Date: January 3, 2020
Market Commentary Puerto Rico

As we reflect on a tumultuous fourth quarter for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, early progress in 2019 in the island’s bankruptcy brought optimism, however that optimism has since turned to frustration as headway has slowed, uncertainty has increased, and questions remain unanswered. October saw the release of a plan of adjustment to restructure the […]

Puerto Rico Governor to Resign, Protesters Warn Successor: ‘You’re Next’

Author: , Post Date: July 26, 2019
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Excerpt from… Puerto Rico Governor to Resign, Protesters Warn Successor: ‘You’re Next’ By Nick Brown July 25, 2019 SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly colored houses of San Juan on Thursday after Governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests and announced his resignation, but many in the crowd warned […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The People Have Spoken

Author: Shaun Burgess, Post Date: July 25, 2019
Market Commentary Puerto Rico

There comes a breaking point for everything, a moment, an “Arab spring,” when people governed by the callous and corrupt stand up and say enough. For the citizens of Puerto Rico that moment came after the indictment of two former island officials on corruption charges and the release of a private group chat between Governor […]

2Q2019 Review: Puerto Rico

Author: Shaun Burgess, Post Date: June 28, 2019
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The second quarter of 2019 has been a busy one for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Milestones mired in controversy, optimism dampened by frustration, and increasing uncertainty have all been part of the experience. In what may be one of the most significant milestones to date, an agreement was unveiled between the Federal Oversight and […]

1Q2019 Review: Puerto Rico

Author: , Post Date: March 27, 2019
Market Commentary Puerto Rico

The quarter proved to be a meaningful one for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, with the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA) finalizing the restructuring of its $17-plus billion in outstanding debt. This stands as the most significant development we have seen in Puerto Rico’s years-long journey, with COFINA representing approximately 24% of the […]

Buyer Beware

Author: Shaun Burgess, Post Date: January 17, 2019
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In a move that caught many observers by surprise, the Federal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB), which was created to oversee the restructuring of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, has requested that Judge Swain invalidate more than $6 billion of the territory’s debt. The move would affect uninsured general-obligation bonds issued in 2012 and after. […]

4Q2018 Review: Puerto Rico Insured Bond

Author: Shaun Burgess, Post Date: January 3, 2019
Cumberland Advisors - Shaun Burgess - Portfolio Manager & Fixed Income Analyst

It has been a busy quarter for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Milestones included a conclusion to the Title VI restructuring of the Government Development Bank (GDB) and a plan for the restructuring of the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation’s (COFINA), as well as the continued rebuilding from the damages wrought by Hurricane Maria […]

Puerto Rico Oversight Board, Rosselló tussle over Christmas bonus

Author: , Post Date: November 15, 2018
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Excerpt below from “Puerto Rico Oversight Board, Rosselló tussle over Christmas bonus” By Robert Slavin, November 15 2018, 3:27pm EST Puerto Rico’s Christmas bonus is again under the spotlight as the Oversight Board pressures Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to identify spending reductions to offset the cost of his plan to pay the annual benefit. The clash […]