Chattanooga Chapter February Meeting

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1 Economics


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February 21, 2019

11:30am - 1:00pm (Eastern Time)


John S. Wilson

John S. Wilson, CFA, is the author of Reveille, a Pre-Opening Market Commentary that he has authored for 20 years. Mr. Wilson began his career as a Financial Advisor with J.C. Bradford & Co. in 1976 and then joined Alex. Brown & Sons prior to joining a Trust Department where he managed Trust Account assets both in the Equity markets and the Fixed Income markets and served as the Portfolio Manager of an Aggressive Growth Common Fund. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1985. In 1987, he joined Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc. in Institutional Equity Sales and for ten years covered some of the largest institutional equity investors in the United States, achieving annual membership in the firm’s Chairman’s Club and promotion to Managing Director.

In 1998, Mr. Wilson formed the firm’s first Equity Strategy Group and served as Director of Equity Strategy and then Chief Market Technician, responsible for guiding financial advisors on market strategy and stock selection. He was a long-time member of the firm’s Focus Committee which was perennially at the top of the Barron’s rankings. He began writing Reveille in late 1998 as a morning commentary for the firm’s Financial Advisors and their clients, and in 2013 he started the web site,

Mr. Wilson has appeared frequently on the Financial Television networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business Television and has written for the Wall Street Journal Online and Institutional Investor. His opinions are frequently quoted in various financial publications such as Barron’s. From its inception to now, Reveille has grown to be one of Wall Street’s most widely distributed commentaries with readers in the United States, Europe and Asia. It is available at

Mr. Wilson is a past president of the Memphis Financial Analysts Society and has served on the board of directors of the Memphis, Nashville and now Chattanooga Financial Analysts Societies. He has served as a member of the faculty of the Seminar for Financial Analysis at the University of Windsor, Ontario and has taught at both The University of Chattanooga and Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

He is a native of Chattanooga, TN, where he graduated from The Baylor School. He received a B.S. degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University where he played on the Vanderbilt Rugby team. He served as an officer with the Military Assistance Command Vietnam. His wife, Susan, is an attorney and they are the parents of two boys, ages 19 and 24, both of whom enjoy hunting and fishing with their Dad.

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