Inside Camp Kotok | David Kotok on “Disastrous and Debilitating” Effect Of Debt Ceiling on Bond Markets

David Kotok, chief investment officer and co-founder of Cumberland Advisors, welcomes Jack Farley to "Camp Kotok" with an interview. Kotok explains the origins of "Camp Kotok" and makes the case that, contrary to popular understanding, Fitch’s recent downgrading of U.S. debt is, in fact, a big deal. Filmed on August 5, 2023.

David Kotok's analysis on the debt ceiling: https://www.cumber.com/market-commentary/cost-debt-ceiling-crisis

About Camp Kotok: https://www.cumber.com/about/camp-kotok

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:10) The History Of Camp Kotok

(11:11) Fitch's Downgrade Of U.S. Treasury Debt

(20:56) 2023 Debt Ceiling Drama Imposed Real Cost On Borrowing Rates

(28:58) Alternatives To The Global Dollar System

(31:29) Anecdote From Municipal Bond Market

(35:46) Will Interests Rates Go Even Higher?

(38:32) The Federal Reserve's Assistance To The U.S. Banking Sector In 2023

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