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In this podcast, a young Market Analyst gives a seasoned Chief Economist a fresh perspective on the driving factors that influence our economy. Trading Perspectives is hosted by Oakworth Capital Bank's Chief Economist, John Norris and Market Analyst, Sam Clement.  

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Oct 15, 2019

With the rarely mentioned Repo market showing signs of stress, and the Federal Reserve being forced to pump more cash into the market, is the Fed losing control of monetary policy? Is the national debt maybe a bigger issue than we previously thought?

Oct 7, 2019

Last week, California signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law, a bill permitting college athletes in the state to hire agents and be paid for endorsements.  The law is scheduled to take effect in 2023.  If passed, how could it effect smaller programs? Will this law draw all the most talented athletes to...

Sep 30, 2019

With Juul gaining more notoriety as of late, John and Sam discuss what it would take for companies to change their core businesses.  Will investors be willing to carve companies like Altria, one of Juul's major investors, out of their portfolios?  If the S&P would return 8% with those types of companies in it, or only...

Sep 23, 2019

Last week 8 drones attacked the Aramco oil fields in Saudi Arabia, ultimately causing increased tensions in the middle east.   The attacks took out 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and 5% of the worlds global output.  Crude oil, which is used for more than just gasoline, remains a controversial topic in the US as...

Sep 16, 2019

There has been something strange about recent weather patterns. Temperatures have been unusually high, even for those of us accustomed to them. It’s not surprising when you consider 7.7 billion people, requiring food to eat, water to drink, clothes and shoes to wear, and a cool, dry place to live will consume a lot...