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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary offers insights and analysis on upcoming, important economic issues that potentially impact global financial markets. Our team shares their thinking on global economic developments, market news and other factors that often influence investment opportunities and strategies. Our readers appreciate its timeliness, depth of analysis, and quality of research.

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  • Inflation Responses
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Fri March 4, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Inflation Responses by David R. Kotok


    Before the Russian War, we published three commentaries on inflation and the Fed. Here are the links:   “Inflation!” https://www.cumber.com/market-commentary/inflation-1, November 10, 2021   “Inflation Running Hot,” https://www.cumber.com/market-commentary/inflation-running-hot, February 11,…


  • Sanctions
     Author(s): Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D. | Thu March 3, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Sanctions by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph. D.


    Last week we tried to put the Russian economy in perspective relative to the rest of the world and some of the countries that it neighbors, especially in Europe. Our conclusion was: “What we are looking at here in terms of Russian actions is an effort by a relatively small country trying to use…


  • This Isn't Kansas!
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Wed March 2, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - This Isn't Kansas! by David R. Kotok


    We have written about Ukraine and Russia. Here are the links to the prior pieces:    “Ukraine,” https://www.cumber.com/market-commentary/ukraine (Jan. 24, 2022)   “Ukraine!” https://www.cumber.com/market-commentary/ukraine-0 (Feb. 24, 2022)   “Russia – In Perspective Economically,” https://www.…


  • Emily Taylor
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Sun February 27, 2022

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    Emily Taylor is a committed working professional focused on post-infection disease and on Long Covid. She is currently VP of Advocacy and Community Engagement for Solve M.E and her personal story appears below.

     

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  • Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Feb 22, 2022 - Feb 25, 2022)
     Author(s): Cumberland Advisors | Sat February 26, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (Feb 22, 2022 - Feb 25, 2022)


    The Cumberland Advisors Week in Review is a recap of news, commentary, and opinion from our team. These are not revised assessments, and circumstances may have changed in the market from the time of original publication. We may include older commentaries that our editors have determined may be…


  • Russia – In Perspective Economically
     Author(s): Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D. | Fri February 25, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Russia – In Perspective Economically by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph. D.


    As tensions rise from the movement of Russian forces into Ukraine and we contemplate Russia’s international ambitions, it might be useful to look at where Russia stands in the world today economically. (My colleague David Kotok wrote on Thursday, Feb. 24, describing Ukraine’s important…


  • Ukraine!
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Thu February 24, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Ukraine! by David R. Kotok


    “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”  – Margaret Mead

      Ukraine!     Our US Equity ETF portfolio is overweight the aerospace/defense sector. We have continued to emphasize the overweight for some time. We…


  • UK Outperformance Despite Covid and Brexit
     Author(s): William H. Witherell, Ph.D. | Wed February 23, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - UK Outperformance Despite Covid and Brexit by William H. Witherell, Ph.D.


    Thus far this year, global stock markets have declined. The all-country MSCI ACWI Index is down 5.91% year-to-date February 18. International markets excluding the US also are down but by less. The international MSCI ACWI ex US Index is off 1.87% year-to-date. Within Europe the Eurozone MSCI EMU…


  • What Long Covid Means for Financial Markets
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Thu February 17, 2022

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    The business world is starting to recognize the economic impact of Long Covid: “Where Are the Workers? Millions Are Sick With ‘Long Covid’” https://www.marketwatch.com/articles/labor-shortage-workers-millions-sick-long-Covid-…


  • More on CPI Inflation
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Tue February 15, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - More on CPI Inflation by David R. Kotok


    Years ago, the late John Liscio coined the term “sado-monetarists.”  It is a term that Barron’s (October 28, 2008, Randall Forsythe’s column) used to label the “central bank’s efforts to cushion the pain of credit contraction (which) invariably puts us on the road to perdition.”  Hat tip to…


 

 

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