Tag Archives: Federal Reserve


Fed and Climate Change

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 30, 2019
Fed & Climate Change

My note today puzzles over the Fed’s sitting on the sidelines while other central bankers act together to mitigate a growing risk to national economies and the global financial system. As context for this discussion, please take a minute to read this report about the accelerated melting of ice in Antarctica: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/16/thinning-of-antarctic-ice-sheets-spreading-inland-rapidly-study. Now to the […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary –  White House Considers Economist Judy Shelton for Fed Board

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 13, 2019
Federal Reserve Building

For a history of the Fed Board of Governors and its changes over the past century, see https://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/bios/board/boardmembership.htm . Right now we have five of seven governors’ seats filled. One of those seats is held by Lael Brainard, and she is in a holdover capacity. She was appointed by President Obama in 2014. In a perfect […]

Fed Appointees

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 1, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Fed Appointees

“If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4% instead of 3%…with almost no inflation. Quantitative tightening was a killer, should have done the exact opposite!” – President Donald Trump, April 14, […]

The January 2019 Fed Minutes

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: February 22, 2019
Federal Reserve - FOMC

Attention has turned to what extra gems of information might be contained in the release of the FOMC’s January 2019 minutes about the future path of policy. Comments have focused on the Fed’s balance sheet, the consequences of its runoff for financial markets, and what the Fed’s policies might be going forward in terms of […]

Cumberland Chair David Kotok (Podcast)

Author: , Post Date: February 1, 2019
Cumberland's David Kotok on Bloomberg Radio

Have you ever wanted to know more about the people who shape markets and business? P+L co-host Lisa Abramowicz sits down with Cumberland Advisors Co-Founder David Kotok to talk about his career path, stand out moments, and the advice he gives current students in business school. Running time 07:27 LISTEN HERE: Bloomberg Radio NOTE: Links […]

The Fed Is Guessing As it Plays With Fire: David Kotok (Radio)

Author: , Post Date: January 29, 2019
Cumberland's David Kotok on Bloomberg Radio

David Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors, on what to expect from the FOMC, balance sheet, and the outlook for bonds and markets. Hosted by Abramowicz and Paul Sweeney. Running time 12:42   LISTEN HERE: Bloomberg Radio NOTE: Links to other websites or electronic media controlled or offered by Third-Parties (non-affiliates of […]

Can the President Fire the Chairman of the Federal Reserve?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: January 10, 2019
Cumberland Advisors' Bob Eisenbeis

The question has arisen, does the president have the ability to fire the chairman of the Federal Reserve. The short answer appears to be no. But few understand the structure of the Federal Reserve and how, by design, that structure both compartmentalizes and is designed to insulate policy making from attempts by outsiders to influence […]

How Trump’s trade war is unraveling the Trump rally

Author: , Post Date: January 4, 2019

How Trump’s trade war is unraveling the Trump rally Excerpts below. By Matt Egan, CNN BusinessThursday, January 3rd 2019, 9:39 AM HSTUpdated: Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 9:54 AM HST Evidence is mounting that the US-China trade war is dealing a blow to the American stock market. Stocks plunged on Thursday after Apple (AAPL) blamed a […]