Vaughan Nelson’s CEO/CIO Chris Wallis explores macroeconomic trends and the impact on equities markets in his podcast series. 

21.03.2024 Weekly: Tolerating Inflation, Tactical Shifts, Areas to Avoid

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis reflects on the Fed's willingness to tolerate higher inflation, tactical allocation, and asset classes to deemphasize. 

28.02.24 Weekly: Ex-US ATHs, Global Valuations, CPI

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis examines the disparities between the US and ex-US markets and expectations stemming from CPI numbers.

15.02.24 Weekly: ISM Up, CPI, Up, Small vs. Large

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis joins the podcast and breaks down the recent positive economic data, higher than expected inflation, and how he is thinking about small cap vs. large cap as an investor.

31.01.24 Weekly: Bear Market to ATHs, Large and Small Gap, Earnings, and Election Year

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis reviews the bear market and all time highs, the gap between large and small cap stocks, earnings season takeaways, 4Q23 GDP boost, and election year market impact.

04.01.2024 Weekly: Early Pull Back, 2024 Key Issues, 2% Target

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis discusses the market's early January pullback, key issues for 2024, and how realistic is 2% inflation

16.11.2023 Weekly: Risk Assets Move Higher, Playing Offense, Looking at 2024

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis details the recent move higher in equities, positioning portfolios offensively, and expectations as we approach 2024.

November 16, 2023

27.10.2023 Weekly: Tech Selloff, Not Enough Buyers, and Energy Trades Off

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis discusses catalysts for the recent tech sell off, the mismatch between buyers and supply, and energy selling off amidst a Middle East conflict.


October 27, 2023

20.10.2023 Weekly: A Multipolar World, Renewed Balance, and Finishing on a Low

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis reflects on the undergoing shift toward a multipolar world, the impact of risk assets, and what the market closing on the low of the day implies.


October 20, 2023

05.10.2023 Weekly:Out Balance and What Lies Ahead

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis returns to discuss the discuss recent market behavior and lines up 4Q23 and ahead..


October 5, 2023

13.09.2023 Weekly: Sign of Recession, Bear Rally, and Out of Balance

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis bucks the idea that the economy is in the clear, places the 2024 run in historical bear rally terms, and reviews why the economy is out of balance.


September 13, 2023

30.08.2023 Weekly: BRIC Conference, 2% Inflation, and China Weakness

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis joins to discuss the recent BRIC conference, Jerome Powell reiterating the Fed’s 2% inflation target, and China weakness and liquidity


August 30, 2023

16.08.2023 Weekly: Chinese Weakness, Energy, Inflation, Currencies, and Market Consolidation

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis reviews recent Chinese weakness, inflationary pressures, a possible BRIC currency announcement, and recent US market consolidation.


August 16, 2023

02.08.2023 Weekly: U.S. Downgrade, Earnings Season, and Seasonal Weakness

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis discusses the Fitch U.S. credit rating downgrade, earnings season takeaways, and indicators as we enter a seasonally weak stretch.


August 02, 2023

27.07.2023 Weekly: Banks, GDP, and Deploying Cash

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis examines the July bank rally, strong GDP print, and deploying cash in SCV.


July 27, 2023

13.07.2023 Weekly: Inflation Outlook, Liquidity Risks, NASDAQ 100 Repositioning

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis shares his inflation outlook, knock on effects of declining inflationary pressures, state of liquidity risk, and NASDAQ 100 reducing top name weights.


July 13, 2023

01.06.2023 Weekly: Debt Ceiling Resolved, AI Rally, Fed Expectations, and Seasonal Weakness

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis joins to discuss the debt ceiling resolution, AI Associated rally, expectations for the June Fed meeting, and summer season weakness.


June 01, 2023

17.05.2023 Weekly: Debt Ceiling, Rate Pivot, Market Ranges

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis covers the latest on the debt ceiling, Fed rate action, and potential market outcomes from here.


May 17, 2023

04.05.2023 Weekly: Fed Tools, Bank Troubles, Regionals, USD, and Debt Ceiling

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis joins to review a busy week full of a Fed rate raise, further banking troubles, USD status questioned, a rapidly approaching debt ceiling, and pushing out a recovery.


May 04, 2023

26.04.2023 Weekly: Pending 1Q23 GDP, Tech Earnings, Revisiting Regional Banks

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis looks ahead to 1Q23 GDP expectations, covers recent earnings, and an update on regional banks.


April 26, 2023

18.04.2023 Weekly: Base Case, Data Points, and Saudi – Iran Relations

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis reiterates his base case, data points worth watching, and energy market implications resulting from Saudi Arabia and Iran restoring relations.


April 18, 2023

23.03.2023 Weekly: Fed Communication, Rate Direction, Insuring Deposits

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis breaks down the latest from yesterday's Fed meeting, rate hike, and the unlikely scenario of fully insuring bank deposits.


March 23, 2023

20.03.2023 Weekly: Is Monetary Tightening Coming to an End?

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis shares his thoughts on monetary tightening, the fed's upcoming decision, and impact of the past two weeks on decelerating growth and stabilization.


March 20, 2023

10.03.2023 Weekly: Silicon Valley Bank: Is It Unique and What Are The Implications?

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis details the recent developments surrounding Silicon Valley Bank and the broader implications on the financial system.


March 10, 2023

08.03.2023 Weekly: Leading Indicators and Positioning In The Short Term

CEO/CIO Chris Wallis examines disruptions in banks, commercial and residential real estate as leading indicators and thoughts on positioning for the near term.


March 08, 2023
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