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White House debates economic stimulus plans

Author: , Post Date: September 12, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By BEN WHITE 09/12/2019 MORE FED BASHING — It’s old hat by now. But Trump went hard after the central bank again on Wednesday, calling Chair Jay Powell and his colleagues “Boneheads” for not cutting rates to zero or below. Interest rates, of course, are not the problem with the economy. And […]

Trump: ‘Boneheads’ at the Fed Should Drop Interest Rates to Zero, or Lower

Author: , Post Date: September 11, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from The Fiscal Times By Michael Rainey 09/11/2019 President Trump blasted the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve Wednesday for failing to reduce interest rates to zero or below. “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should then start to refinance our debt. INTEREST COST COULD BE […]

Trashing Fed ‘Boneheads,’ Trump calls for central bank to cut interest rates to ‘ZERO’

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David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By QUINT FORGEY 09/11/2019 President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to slash U.S. interest rates “down to ZERO,” admonishing chairman Jerome Powell and other leaders of the U.S. central bank as “Boneheads.” “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should […]

Trump revs up his Wayback Machine

Author: , Post Date: June 20, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis Ph.D. In The NewsCumberland-Advisors-Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis Ph.D. In-The-News

Excerpt from… Trump revs up his Wayback Machine In a single week, the president leaned heavily into economic theories from as far back as the 18th century. By BEN WHITE (bwhite@politico.com; @morningmoneyben) 06/20/2019 05:15 AM EDT Stanley Fischer, the former Fed vice chair, said at a forum Tuesday that slashing rates right now following pressure […]

Trump’s two-front trade war triggers alarms

Author: , Post Date: May 31, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By BEN WHITE and ADAM BEHSUDI 05/31/2019 02:30 PM EDT President Donald Trump’s decision to open a second front in his trade war sent tremors through global markets, unnerved corporate America and spurred economists to raise new warnings about the potential for a sharp economic slowdown just as the 2020 presidential contest […]

Markets freak (a little)

Author: , Post Date: May 8, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico Morning Money By BEN WHITE (bwhite@politico.com; @morningmoneyben) , AUBREE ELIZA WEAVER (aweaver@politico.com; @AubreeEWeaver) 05/08/2019 08:00 AM EDT Markets freak (a little) — Wall Street finally gave a nod to the possibility that talks with China could fail and President Trump could follow through on his threat of full trade war. But it […]

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 […]