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David R. Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from The School of Arts ... more

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Take A Deep Breath
Alexander Morse, researcher at Rockefeller Institute, reports CO₂ emissions will fall 5% this year. CO₂ has fallen by 20% in Wuhan, while microscopic atmospheric debris fell by 71% since March 24th in India.
Very Slow Growth In U.S. Markets
David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, isn’t particularly bullish about U.S. financial markets for this year...
Stocktake: Will China’s Coronavirus Infect Stocks?
Much depends on the trajectory of the deadly virus.
Here’s How The Stock Market Has Performed During Past Viral Outbreaks
Epidemics and pandemics do have market consequences and raise risk, and…they can be deadly,
The Warren Hedge
It’s impossible to fathom what all the effects of a Warren presidency would be, but it’s hard to see tax-free munis being hurt by higher marginal income taxes.
Repo Market, Monetary Policy, & Liquidity
There was an unusual spike in rates in the repurchase (“repo”) market causing a liquidity squeeze. It remains a mystery as to what catalyzed the liquidity squeeze.
John Auther's Points Of Return
If the Federal Reserve does not cut its target for the federal funds rate by at least 25 basis points at the end of this month, many in the market will feel entitled to sue the central bank for breach of contract.
Large-Cap Growth Stocks Still Hold Luster
Large-cap growth stocks, the darling of the bull market over the past 10 years, still hold promise for clients despite some elevated risks, according to advisors and market observers.
Trump’s Two-front Trade War Triggers Alarms
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.
How Federal Tax Reform Has Impacted Real Estate
The short-term effects haven’t been as bad as predicted, but local governments are still worried about the long term.
Trade War’s Hammerlock On Bond Market Puts Lower Yields In Sight
Next week, traders will gain fresh insight into the state of America’s housing market and purchases of big-ticket items.
Trump Asks: Should Corporate America Reveal Its Results Less Often?
President Donald Trump has asked Wall Street’s top regulator to look into whether U.S. companies should report their financial results less often, a move that could upend long-standing rules.
Is The U.S. Headed For Recession?
Just about all economists agree there is one thing that could eventually drive the economy into recession: a trade war.
Gold And Defense Stocks Rise As Donald Trump Cancels North Korea Summit
Following President Donald Trump’s letter on Thursday canceling the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, investors appear to be bracing for more rockiness ahead.
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