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Hidden Forces Podcast: The US-China Trade War: Global Markets in a Multi-Polar World | David Kotok

ARTICLE November 27, 2018

Click here to listen to Episode 68 of the Hidden Forces podcast with guest, David Kotok, the CIO of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member. 

In this week’s episode of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with David Kotok, co-founder and CIO of Cumberland Advisors. David Kotok’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications.   

This is a fascinating conversation that spans a wide-range of issues currently facing the global economy, as well as subjects and themes stretching as far back as 5th century Athens. Demetri asks David Kotok for his opinion on a series of topics including trade, the US Dollar, European monetary policy, as well as what markets he thinks are most at risk as the Fed continues down its path of tightening and as protectionist trade measures introduce new anomalies into the American economy. Kotok also shares his experience investing during the turbulent years of the 1970s and how the lessons he learned during that decade can be applied today.

David also gives his outlook for credit markets, specifically the riskier areas of the corporate bond market that include leveraged loans and middle market lending. Investors will find this conversation helpful, as they adjust their strategies to protect themselves against some of the non-linear impacts of government policies while still positioning themselves and their clients to profit from the rising tide of economic growth.


Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas

Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou

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Speaker / Author

David Kotok

CIO of Cumberland Advisors

David R. Kotok cofounded 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 and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kotok’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalBarron’s, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Fox Business, and other media. Mr. Kotok has served as Program Chairman and currently serves ... Read More