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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Q&A with Christopher Whalen

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: October 27, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Q&A with Chris Whalen

Christopher Whalen is a longtime friend and confidant, so this interview with him inevitably reflects the sorts of biases that result from engaging, enlightening conversations over many years. Many know Chris from TV appearances or press quotes or social media commentary. Others may know his three successful books: Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the […]

The IRA: Powell Fed Embraces Monetary Relativity

Author: Chris Whalen, Post Date: September 23, 2020
Cumberland Advisors Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis Ph.D. In The NewsCumberland-Advisors-Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis Ph.D. In-The-News

Chris Whalen quotes Bob Eisenbeis and others for his publication, The Institutional Risk Analyst, on financial and banking issues. Read this excerpt from a September 2020 edition or the full post linked below. The idea of the FOMC deciding when average inflation targeting (AIT) has made up for periods of price deflation seems to stretch […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – LIBOR vs. SOFR

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: August 24, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - LIBOR vs. SOFR

My friend Christopher Whalen has written an excellent commentary on the ongoing debate about LIBOR versus SOFR (the secured overnight funding rate). Here’s the link to his publicly available essay: https://www.theinstitutionalriskanalyst.com/post/libor-is-dead-long-live-sofr-really. We recommend Chris’s analysis as a “five-star must-read” for any investor, banker, credit officer, analyst, or student of monetary economics and policy. LIBOR still […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Paul Volcker

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: December 18, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Paul Volcker Quote (David R. Kotok)

Many have written, interviewed, and commented about the passing of Paul Volcker. We particularly like the commentary of Chris Whalen, who knew him better than many and whose  family had connections with Paul Volcker over the years. We also note our GIC colleague Catherine Mann’s remembrance. Cathy, that was an interesting haircut “back when.” At […]

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 […]

The Interview: David Kotok on GSIBs, Markets & Central Banks with Chris Whalen

Author: Chris Whalen, Post Date: March 14, 2019
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - The Interview David Kotok on GSIBs, Markets and Central Banks

My friend Chris Whalen was kind enough to use an interview he did with me in his weekly publication on financial and banking issues, The Institutional Risk Analyst. Chris has had a distinguished career, and it was a pleasure to interact with him again. This summer Chris and I are cohosting the June gathering at […]