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Repo Market, Monetary Policy, & Liquidity Discussion – An On-Demand Webinar

Author: Cumberland Advisors, Post Date: October 5, 2019
On-Demand Webinar - How does the Repo Market, Monetary Policy, & a Liquidity crunch affect Financial Markets

In early September 2019 there was an unusual spike in rates in the repurchase (“repo”) market causing a liquidity squeeze on broker-dealers that use repos to finance their portfolios of Treasury and agency securities.  It remains a mystery as to what catalyzed the liquidity squeeze.  The response by the Federal Reserve Bank and market participants […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Repos and Reverse Repos

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: September 27, 2019
Cumberland Advisors' Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

The week of September 16 saw the Federal Reserve Bank of New York inject funds into the repo market in response to an unusual spike in rates that was above the initial target range for the federal funds rate of 2.0–2.25%. (The target rate was lowered to 1.75–2.00% after the close of the FOMC’s meeting […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Central Banks, Capital Markets, Debt/Deflation, Real Income Growth, Interest Rates & Housing

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: September 13, 2019
Camp Kotok - Big Lake - Stacked Stones - Conversations from Camp Kotok

We wrapped up our Labor Day Camp Kotok with a round of excellent on-the-record discussions that we’re happy to share with you here. David Kotok and Charles Plosser at Camp Kotok: The Challenges Facing Central Banks David Kotok and Christopher Whalen at Camp Kotok: Capital Markets, Debt and Deflation David Kotok and Doug Duncan at […]

White House debates economic stimulus plans

Author: , Post Date: September 12, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By BEN WHITE 09/12/2019 MORE FED BASHING — It’s old hat by now. But Trump went hard after the central bank again on Wednesday, calling Chair Jay Powell and his colleagues “Boneheads” for not cutting rates to zero or below. Interest rates, of course, are not the problem with the economy. And […]

Trump: ‘Boneheads’ at the Fed Should Drop Interest Rates to Zero, or Lower

Author: , Post Date: September 11, 2019
David R. Kotok

Excerpt from The Fiscal Times By Michael Rainey 09/11/2019 President Trump blasted the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve Wednesday for failing to reduce interest rates to zero or below. “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should then start to refinance our debt. INTEREST COST COULD BE […]

Trashing Fed ‘Boneheads,’ Trump calls for central bank to cut interest rates to ‘ZERO’

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David R. Kotok

Excerpt from Politico By QUINT FORGEY 09/11/2019 President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to slash U.S. interest rates “down to ZERO,” admonishing chairman Jerome Powell and other leaders of the U.S. central bank as “Boneheads.” “The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – MMT and Camp Kotok

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: August 26, 2019

As David Kotok noted in his description of the intellectual discussions that occurred at Camp Kotok in Grand Lake Stream, Maine, one of the topics was so-called Modern Monetary Theory, or MMT.[1] There were four panelists, who were asked to take different sides for the sake of argument, representing positions from the most favorable to […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Payments Modernization Act

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: August 22, 2019
Cumberland Advisors' Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

Legislation has recently been introduced to require the Federal Reserve to develop a real-time payments system to compete with existing systems. Interestingly, a short time after the introduction of the legislation, the Federal Reserve announced its intention to proceed with plans to develop just such a system. In describing the intent behind the legislation, co-sponsor […]

We Are Not Clear About a Future Fed Path, Says Cumberland Advisors’s Kotok

Author: , Post Date: July 31, 2019
Cumberland Advisors's David Kotok - Future Fed Path Is Not Clear – Bloomberg TV

We Are Not Clear About a Future Fed Path, Says Cumberland Advisors’s Kotok July 31, 2019 David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, discusses the Fed decision and the way forward for markets. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” Watch at Bloomberg TV or in the embedded player below.