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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Inflation and Capacity Utilization

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D. & David R. Kotok, Post Date: May 22, 2020
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At Cumberland, we continuously have internal strategy discussions. We decided to make one such discussion, on the subject of inflation and US capacity utilization, available in the form of a commentary to clients, consultants, and all readers. Below you’ll find a summation of our discussion, written by Bob Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors Chief Monetary Economist. -David […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Inflation/Deflation: What Do We Know Now?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: May 18, 2020
Cumberland Advisors' Robert "Bob" Eisenbeis, Ph.D.

The most recent CPI numbers show a decline of 0.8% for the month of April, triggering questions about both a possible deflation and where prices are likely to go in the future. The fact is that no one knows what inflation will do in the short run, and all we have to go on, as […]

ROBERT EISENBEIS: Too early to tell on financial relief programs in pandemic

Author: , Post Date: May 11, 2020
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Excerpt from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Too early to tell on financial relief programs in pandemic Posted May 11, 2020 by Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D. Congress and the Trump administration have embarked upon a massive federal stimulus program to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy. At the same time, the Federal Reserve has […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – The Fed and Markets

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: April 28, 2020
Federal Reserve Building

Congress and the Trump administration have embarked upon a massive federal stimulus program to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the US economy. At the same time, the Federal Reserve has stepped up to bolster financial markets, having announced, in addition to its ongoing support of the repo market, a series of ten loan […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Narrow Banks

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: April 17, 2020
Narrow Banks

In a move largely overlooked due to the virus pandemic, on March 25, Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a case filed by principals of The Narrow Bank (TNB) against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (https://www.tnbusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020.03.25-TNB-Order.pdf). What is The Narrow […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Repos Revisited

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: April 9, 2020
Market Commentary - Cumberland Advisors - Repos Revisited

On March 12, a Wall Street Journal headline announced, “Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Bid to Prevent ‘Unusual Disruptions’ in Markets” (https://www.wsj.com/articles/fed-to-inject-1-5-trillion-in-bid-to-prevent-unusual-disruptions-in-markets-11584033537). The inference was that the Fed was embarking upon a massive injection of funds into short-term money markets. That is, the first three offerings of $500 billion each were but the first […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – One Less Worry?

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 31, 2020
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary - One Less Worry (Eisenbeis)

It is tempting to focus on the here and now, especially when we are worrying about the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the nation. We are withdrawing from social contact and are concerned about all sources of risks. We have seen reports of people sanitizing cash as one way of […]

Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Whatever It Takes, Part II

Author: Robert Eisenbeis, Ph.D., Post Date: March 15, 2020
Whatever It Takes, Part II

On Thursday, March 12, the Federal Reserve announced additional measures designed to send a message to markets that the Fed is there should it be needed. Pundits hyped that the Fed was going to inject up to $1.5 trillion of liquidity into financial markets, but that amount is misleading in many important ways. First, the […]