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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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Feb 24, 2020

Recently, I have seen and read more about activists demanding ‘we’ shift to a plant-based diet. After all, hooved animals, of all varieties (but mostly assumed to be cattle), generate anywhere from 18-50% of the world’s greenhouse gases…depending on the source and report. So, what would the world look like if we...


Feb 10, 2020

With the growing number of startup companies, the gig economy seems to be on the rise.  Gig type employment has expanded from maids and the kid that cuts your grass to Instagram influencers to uber drivers.  PayPal, Venmo and Zelle make it easy to compensate cash-in-hand types of jobs but ultimately result in an...


Feb 3, 2020

The Coronavirus has taken the stock market by storm over the past week as more and more cases pop up across the globe.  Airlines are cancelling flights to and from parts of China and almost 200 American’s are under federal quarantine in California. How is this virus different from other contagious illnesses, such as...


Jan 27, 2020

Last week, Geneva-based World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland where close to 3,000 of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful, and anointed, including an estimated 119 billionaires met to discuss climate change.  In this episode, John and Sam discuss the difference in the men who built...


Jan 21, 2020

Science fiction is becoming the new reality.  Last week, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone that could potentially support human life. So, what else is out there that we don’t know about?  Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and many other...