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In this podcast, Sam & John exchange perspectives on current events that are impacting our economy and influencing investment strategies. Trading Perspectives is hosted by Oakworth Capital Bank's Chief Economist, John Norris and Portfolio Manager, Sam Clement.  

 

 

 

 

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May 11, 2021

There are more job openings than ever in the US economy, but people don’t seem to want them. The data suggests the nation’s unskilled and semi-skilled hourly workforce isn’t going back to work the way you would expect now that local economies are reopening. So, what is happening here? Since human beings...


May 6, 2021

The Administration has great plans to spend a lot of money, money the Treasury doesn’t have. So, it has to figure out some way to pay for it all, or at least make a dent in it. In this week’s Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss the President’s plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. Are...


Apr 27, 2021

In this week’s Trading Perspectives, John and Sam wrap on their 2-part series on the status of the US dollar as the world’s primary reserve currency. If there aren’t any other major, traditional currencies that can currently challenge the Almighty Dollar, could cryptocurrencies? Where do they stand in the currency...


Apr 20, 2021

The US dollar has enjoyed a long run as the world’s primary reserve currency. This has been due to the nation’s economic strength, the liquidity and transparency of its financial markets, and American adherence to the rule of law and strong individual property rights. However, will the global supply of dollars due...


Apr 13, 2021

If we know the common characteristics of poverty and the impact of economic disenfranchisement on a societal, how do we find a solution? First, we need to agree on a goal, that all Americans should have economic opportunity. Second, we must think ‘outside the box’ and be willing to do things differently in order to...