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David Kotok: Discussion of Financial Markets with Chuck Jaffe – Money Life (Radio)

Author: , Post Date: December 27, 2019

David Kotok, Chief Investment Officer/Co-Founder, Cumberland Advisors, joins Chuck Jaffe on his program, Money Life, for an interview about what to expect for 2020. LISTEN BELOW OR AT THE LINK HERE: https://soundcloud.com/user-195074568/david-kotok-discusses-financial-markets-on-money-life-with-chuck-jaffe Like this interview? Listen to a previous 2018 interview David had with Chuck.   If you like this interview, many more are to […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Turkey & Trump

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 19, 2019
David R. Kotok

Here is an updated report from Al Jazeera on the Turkey ceasefire and related developments. While it reflects network leanings, they are much different from the CNN-Fox distortions, and more facts may often be gleaned. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/turkey-military-operation-syria-latest-updates-191017051518215.html Next we have the presidential tweeter’s self-proclaimed brilliance, hard on the heels of Pence and Pompeo’s trip to Ankara […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Impeachment

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 3, 2019
David R. Kotok

Impeachment is a political process. We watch it unfold with strenuous claims and counterclaims, as we did with the Nixon and Clinton episodes. We are writing about it because it impacts markets: Political outcomes impact policy, and that is where impeachment intersects markets. With the Clinton debacle, policy was little changed; but with the Nixon […]

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 […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Does Trump-Navarro Equal Smoot-Hawley?

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: August 23, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Global Trade

George Santayana said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In an article titled “The Smoot-Hawley Tariff and the Great Depression,” authors Theodore Phalan, Deema Yazigi, and Thomas Rustici assess the role the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act played in the Great Depression: “In 1930, a large majority of economists believed the Smoot-Hawley […]

Trump revs up his Wayback Machine

Author: , Post Date: June 20, 2019
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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 […]