Banking on the Spread

Published on
August 8th, 2018
32 minutes

Banking on the Spread

The Expert View ·
Featuring Chris Whalen

Published on: August 8th, 2018 • Duration: 32 minutes

Chris Whalen, Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors, joins Real Vision to discuss the U.S. banking system and the housing market. His deep dive into Q2 earnings reveals potential headwinds facing the biggest banks. In addition, Chris reviews how Federal Reserve policy affects net interest margin, and why smaller banks are poised for outsized growth. Filmed on August 2, 2018 in New York.


  • MM
    Mak M.
    7 October 2018 @ 11:30
    Excellent interview, with basic English language and not to much jargon in order for ordinary people to understand. Thank you Chris and RV!
  • LT
    Lucas T.
    29 August 2018 @ 20:42
    Awesome can tell this guy really loves what he does.
  • RA
    Robert A.
    14 August 2018 @ 23:32
    I always enjoy hearing Chris with his pithy and concise analysis. I think showing the question/topic on the screen rather than using video time to ask the question really moves things along and allows us to focus on the meat of the interview. Nice touch there Milton as it really saves a lot of back and forth time allowing us to get more content!
  • GF
    George F.
    14 August 2018 @ 14:43
    Since the political class is working to embarrass Pres Trump, why wouldn't they use Trump as an opportunity to raise interest rates?
  • my
    markettaker y.
    12 August 2018 @ 01:55
    Really impressive.... so much here to process. This is one of the meatier RV interviews around.
  • MM
    Mike M.
    8 August 2018 @ 13:44
    Chris knows the Banks like no one else. 31 minutes of excellent content. Would like to see Chris quarterly for an update on this industry. Best regards, MJM
    • KS
      Karen S.
      8 August 2018 @ 15:52
    • BM
      Bryan M.
      8 August 2018 @ 17:38
    • GB
      Gordon B.
      8 August 2018 @ 20:17
      Very much agree...
    • GB
      Gordon B.
      8 August 2018 @ 20:36
      Great credit market insights published weekly by RCW.
    • my
      markettaker y.
      11 August 2018 @ 23:44
      fourthed. You hearing this, Milton??
  • WM
    Will M.
    11 August 2018 @ 19:22
    Superb professional knowledge with a solid delivery and able to present the facts on credit and debt and impacts on interest rates in a short time. Thanks!
  • DS
    David S.
    11 August 2018 @ 19:10
    The most concerning part of this excellent video is that the Fed main directive is to keep the Dow up and not manage interest rates. Mr. Whalen is certainly correct, as QE, Twist, etc. inflated stock and some hard asset prices. When the Fed is driven mainly by political interests, it will exacerbate the bubble cycles. Not sure how far this will go, but it is certainly not good. DLS
  • MM
    Mike M.
    11 August 2018 @ 17:12
  • JD
    John D.
    10 August 2018 @ 21:15
    Great Presentation and Overview... I always love listening to Chris...
  • PU
    Peter U.
    8 August 2018 @ 12:40
    whoever gave Chris thumbs down, please provide an explanation as to why? Thank you.
    • DS
      David S.
      10 August 2018 @ 18:34
      Do not hold your breath. This was an excellent interview. They may not like his conclusions, but they cannot support their positions on screen. DLS
  • DS
    Dusko S.
    10 August 2018 @ 09:27
    This is in the top 5 to 10 productions I've seen on RV. Please keep Chris coming back on a regular basis
  • DR
    Daniel R.
    9 August 2018 @ 21:36
    More like this please
  • FB
    Floyd B.
    9 August 2018 @ 21:26
    Well done,concise,pragmatic and logical with conclusions backed up by analytical foresight. This is not what you get many times by the street analysts that are always bullish or "neutral" and won't speak critically because they might get blow back. Once again real added value by Real Vision!
  • TE
    Tito E.
    8 August 2018 @ 19:46
    I'd love to see something similar wrt the UK housing market
    • MW
      Michael W.
      9 August 2018 @ 21:22
      1000000% agree :)
  • JG
    Jory G.
    9 August 2018 @ 14:38
    Great interview. Plain speaking easily understood.
  • PJ
    Peter J.
    9 August 2018 @ 08:14
  • JZ
    J Z.
    9 August 2018 @ 03:41
    Really impressive
  • WA
    William A.
    9 August 2018 @ 00:26
    Chris is an expert who is always clearly spoken and precise in his writing and speech. Such a joy. Enjoy him at for regular commentary and interviews. Well done, RVTV!
  • DF
    Dominic F.
    8 August 2018 @ 20:52
    Here we go again. Misplacing risky financial assets. Will. They. Never. Learn?
    • AE
      Alex E.
      8 August 2018 @ 21:36
      No, Dom, they never do...As Simon Michaelovich [sorry about the spelling ;)] says "In Ecclesiastes, you find the the statement that there is nothing new under the sun..." meaning that what came before is forgotten because when times are good, we tend to think that these times will last forever so we don't need the rules that limited our stupidity. Hence, we make the same mistakes over and over again.
  • CB
    C B.
    8 August 2018 @ 19:17
    The last two segments in particular provide some brilliant insights. Would love to hear Chris do a deeper dive into how the Fed unwinds its balance sheet and what the ancillary impacts might be to the credit markets and financials.
  • vp
    vasilis p.
    8 August 2018 @ 18:08
    This is science.
  • IF
    Ian F.
    8 August 2018 @ 17:44
    Brilliant RV. Nicely done. So much prefer an expert who works in industry over a generalist hedge fund manager, with no hands on experience, and a 30,000 foot view that is completely worthless.
  • BM
    Bryan M.
    8 August 2018 @ 17:42
    Wow!! What a treat it is to listen to someone who "really" knows their subject. Only trouble is...he packed an hour's worth of information into 30+ minutes so now I must go back for a second I know I missed a lot.
  • BI
    Bob I. | Contributor
    8 August 2018 @ 17:21
    Chris is the absolute best Bank analyst on the street. Bar none.
  • rr
    rlw r.
    8 August 2018 @ 17:18
    RV well done, please arrange to have Chris regularly - he’s very good.
  • KS
    Karen S.
    8 August 2018 @ 15:29
  • JC
    John C.
    8 August 2018 @ 14:46
    very good. Great commentary on the US housing market too
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    8 August 2018 @ 12:58
    Thanks a lot Chris! You have amazing knowledge of the banking sector!
  • YB
    Yuriy B.
    8 August 2018 @ 09:58
    This is why I subscribe to Real Vision: for the opportunity to hear a highly intelligent person with deep understanding of an opaque industry explain in simple language what the f&#% is going on there.
    • tc
      thomas c.
      8 August 2018 @ 10:50
      My sentiments exactly. Been following him for 10 years. haven't even listened yet but i know the quality of what he delivers. Saved me from a foolish RV contributor who touted banks at the end of last year when it was way too late. Got out near the top thanks to CW.
  • PU
    Peter U.
    8 August 2018 @ 10:27
    Chris is always on the mark.