Market Commentary


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.

  • Bank Failures? Not Yet
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Mon June 13, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Bank Failures? Not Yet... by David R. Kotok

    Frank Martins, who is a regional sales director at ValueLine Funds (, sends a regular note with interesting snippets. This one, “Three Financial Facts of the Week,” from June 8, caught my eye: “The last time a bank backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) failed…

  • Readers’ Responses to "Investing and Politics Don't Mix Well”
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Thu June 9, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary-Talk-Bubbles-2022

    A number of readers responded to our Sunday, May 29, commentary, “Investing and Politics Don’t Mix Well” (  We appreciate the discussion and will quote from selected responses below.  Marc…

  • The Rise of Separately Managed Accounts – 2022 Update
     Author(s): Patricia Healy, CFA | Wed June 8, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary-Talk-Bubbles-2022

    Cumberland has utilized separately managed accounts (SMAs) to execute its fixed-income strategy since the company’s inception in 1973, long before SMAs were popularized in the early 2000s. The reasons for managing money in this fashion are the same today as they were then:

  • Byron Callan’s Guest Commentary about Defense
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Tue June 7, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary-Talk-Bubbles-2022

    I would like to thank Byron Callan and Capital Alpha Partners ( for permission to share with our readers their incisive list of bullet points on what we might expect going forward for defense, given the path Vladimir Putin has charted for Russia. “Defense Implications of…

  • Ukraine: What's Next? - Part 3
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Mon June 6, 2022

    Ukraine What's Next? Part 3

    This Sunday we feature the replay of Part 3 in the “Ukraine: What’s Next?” five-part series: “Cyber Security Analysis” (

    The series is a collaboration among the USF Sarasota-…

  • Jobs Week
     Author(s): Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D. | Fri June 3, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Jobs Week by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

    ​During the first week of June, we gain access to a number of important reports on the US labor market to go along with the inflation data for April. The FOMC, which meets June 13–14, will have one more observation on CPI inflation but will not receive the May PCE until April 30, after the…

  • Recalibration
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Thu June 2, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Recalibration by David R. Kotok

    “The Great Recalibration”

    In a May 13 speech about the Federal Reserve’s recalibration of policy, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester mentioned financial stability. This issue is a key element in the Fed’s narrative. Here’s the…

  • Crypto Meltdown
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Tue May 31, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - Crypto Meltdown by David R. Kotok

    We've witnessed the trillion-dollar crypto meltdown in prices of various cryptocurrency assets. To be more precise, the crypto market cap peak was about $2.7 trillion and now is about $1.1 trillion. Source: Money, Banking and Financial Markets, May 30, 2022.

  • Investing & Politics Don’t Mix Well
     Author(s): David R. Kotok | Sun May 29, 2022

    Investing & Politics Don’t Mix Well-by-David-R.-Kotok

    “Investing and politics don’t mix” concluded a recent Barry Ritholtz Sunday morning column. Here’s the link and citation for readers who are interested: “Dangers of Mixing Business with Politics,”

    We agree with Barry and…

  • Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (May 23, 2022 - May 27, 2022)
     Author(s): Cumberland Advisors | Sat May 28, 2022

    Cumberland Advisors Week in Review (May 23, 2022 - May 27, 2022)

    Dear Clients & Friends, Thank you for watching Cumberland Advisors' Friday, May 27, 2022 Week In Review, an end-of-week update on market conditions, equities & bonds with Matthew C. McAleer, Executive Vice President & Director of Equity Strategies, and John R. Mousseau, President,…



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