Samuel Rines is a Director and Chief Economist at Avalon Advisors. In this role, he is responsible for creating and communicating the firm’s asset allocation recommendations both internally and externally. He also oversees the formation and maintenance of Avalon's macroeconomic views. Rines is also known for having a unique twist on the news of the day. His writing has been featured in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, and CNBC. His insights have also been covered by Bloomberg and Reuters along with other media outlets.