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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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Dec 22, 2020

Congress just recently passed a new COVID-19 relief package coupled with $1.4 trillion spending bill.  When AOC and Ted Cruz are both in agreement in saying they have not had enough time to read the bill before voting, is a sure sign that something is amiss.  How much of it is relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic?  Is $1.3...


Dec 15, 2020

The recent Initial Public Offering (IPO) market has been red hot, with valuations stretching the imagination. Are the good times here to stay? Can companies like Airbnb, DoorDash, and Snowflake grow fast enough to command these prices? Or is it déjà vu all over again, as in the dot.com bubble?


Dec 8, 2020

Minimum wage is simply a price floor for labor.  When the minimum wage is above the market clearing price there will be a surplus. Does the federal government have enough information to decide what the minimum wage should be on the local level?  Perhaps the central government is not the best decisionmaker when it comes...


Dec 1, 2020

In a recent conversation with a local federal reserve representative John made mention of how the pandemic has altered global supply chains.  Many manufacturers have become all too reliant on China to be the supply house for the global economy. As we all know, putting all your eggs in one basket is generally not a good...


Nov 24, 2020

After reading an article surrounding the truth of Thanksgiving, it seems that another holiday is now under attack.  We all know that The First Thanksgiving was not as it was portrayed by our kindergarten teachers as we cut out paper turkeys from a tracing of our hands, so what is the point in debunking our nations...