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The November FOMC and the Election

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: November 2, 2018
Federal Reserve - FOMC

The November FOMC meeting is scheduled for November 7 & 8, one day after the November 6 midterm election. We are not looking, then, at the possibility of any further FOMC action on interest rates that might influence the election one way or another, but what about after the election? Is the FOMC likely to […]

Federal Reserve Independence – Under Attack Again?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: October 18, 2018
Federal Reserve - Independence

The last few days, President Trump has made inflammatory and in some instances misguided remarks as to the nature of current Fed policy, its impact on the stock market and potentially on the economy. Examples follow: “It is a correction (the decline in the stock market) that I feel is caused by the Federal Reserve.” […]

Doc Holliday, Jay Powell, Donald Trump & The Piano

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 12, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by David Kotok

“Ready, Fire, Aim”? In Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, Hal Rainey makes the point that “the intangible issues of culture, values, human relations – matters that many managers regard as fuzzy and unmanageable – can and must be skillfully managed.” The contrary approach, which is favored by many companies and government agencies, can be summarized […]

It’s in the Stars

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: August 27, 2018
Cumberland Advisors' Bob Eisenbeis

As is the custom for Fed chairs, Chairman Powell provided the kickoff address to the Kansas City Fed’s annual Jackson Hole symposium, broadly attended by many of the world’s central bankers. For those who are unfamiliar with the conference, the papers presented are generally conceptual economic policy documents with a distinctly longer-run, bigger-picture focus rather […]

A First Look

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 3, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

As a part of his first semiannual monetary policy report to Congress, Chairman Powell made an appearance this week before both the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee to discuss monetary policy and the state of the economy. How did he do? First, his statement was short and sweet, hitting just the high […]

Potential Fed Vice Chairman

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: January 21, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

Reports are that John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has been targeted as a potential candidate for Fed vice chairman. President Williams is scheduled to vote as one of the five sitting reserve bank presidents on the FOMC in 2018. What would his appointment mean as far as the Fed […]

Christopher Whalen Interview: Bob Eisenbeis on Seeking Normal at the Fed

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: December 15, 2017
Cumberland Advisors' Bob Eisenbeis

Our chief monetary economist, Bob Eisenbeis discussed the Fed with Chris Whalen this week. Below, we reproduce the entire interview courtesy of Chris and The Institutional Risk Analyst. David R. Kotok Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Email | Bio In this issue of The Institutional Risk Analyst, let’s first ponder last week’s revelations that the […]

Chair Yellen Resigns

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: November 24, 2017
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

To no one’s surprise, Chair Yellen has announced her intention to resign effective upon the swearing in of her successor, Jerome Powell. Since Governor Powell’s confirmation hearing is set for November 28 of this year, it is possible for him to be confirmed and sworn in before the January 30–31, 2018, initial FOMC meeting, meaning […]