Tag Archives: Federal Reserve


Both Administrations Claim Economy But It’s Yellen’s: Eisenbeis Weighs In

Author: , Post Date: February 2, 2018
Cumberland Advisors on Bloomberg Radio

Bob Eisenbeis, Vice Chairman and Chief Monetary Economist at Cumberland Advisors, and Former Director of Research at the Atlanta Fed, on the FOMC meeting and thoughts on the potential Fed Vice Chairman. Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering technology, rounds up the big tech earnings including Apple, and Amazon. David Ritter, Payments and Specialty Finance […]

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 […]

New Fed to Be ‘A Tad More Hawkish,’ Says Eisenbeis

Author: , Post Date: January 9, 2018
New Fed to Be 'A Tad More Hawkish,' Says Robert Eisenbeis Ph.D. – Bloomberg

Robert Eisenbeis, vice chairman at Cumberland Advisors, talks about potential choices to serve as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman and how changes at the Fed can impact monetary policy. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Close.”  Direct link to video: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-01-09/new-fed-to-be-a-tad-more-hawkish-says-eisenbeis-video

December 2017 FOMC Minutes

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: January 5, 2018
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, the Fed released the minutes of the FOMC’s December meeting.  As usual, the minutes followed the standard format, mirroring the way presentations and discussions proceed at FOMC meetings.  It began with a brief summary report by the manager of the Open Market Desk in New York.  There were only two notable pieces of […]

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

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

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 […]

Will They or Won’t They?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 10, 2017

The next FOMC meeting is March 14–15. Speculation has now reached a fever pitch that the Committee will indeed decide to raise the policy rate at this meeting. Traders have upped the probability of this happening to 100%. This increase in the probability has been steadily given more and more impetus by a series of […]