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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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Aug 19, 2019

In this week’s episode of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about an article written by Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith titled “It’s Gotten Too Hard to Strike it Rich In America”.  The article suggests that big companies, institutional investors, tight lending standards and degree requirements make it...


Aug 12, 2019

In this episode John and Sam talk about the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and the effect the tragic events will have on an already unsettled market.  Do major events effect the market? How have local and global markets responded in the past?  Lastly, how much pressure will the GOP have to implement meaningful gun...


Aug 5, 2019

For the first time in over a decade the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy making arm of the Federal Reserve, cut the overnight lending target by 0.25% to an effective range of 2.00-2.25%. This week John and Sam breakdown the statement from the FOMC. Why now and is it even necessary? Should we expect to...


Jul 29, 2019

Last week, the European Central Bank decided to keep interest rates below zero and president Mario Draghi hinted at cutting the rate even more.  This week, John and Sam explain negative interest rates. How do they work and who would buy a security that is guaranteed to lose money?  How will it affect the U.S?


Jul 22, 2019

Last week, Netflix announced its most recent quarterly earnings and needless to say, the markets aren’t happy. Earnings per share was down, user growth was less than expected and the number of US subscribers decreased by over 100,000 users.  In this week’s episode of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about how...