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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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Aug 3, 2021

What if they threw an Olympics and no one cared? Although the games are comfortably winning their respective time slots, viewership is significantly lower in both absolute and relative terms compared to recent Summer Olympics. What are the reasons? Change in viewer behavior? Confusion about schedules? Lack of fans at...


Jul 27, 2021

COVID-19 cases are again on the rise and vaccinations are falling. Will this recent spike in the Delta Variant lead to business and education lockdowns like last year? Would the US economy be able to rebound if that happens? Also, who isn’t getting vaccinated, and why? With all the data the government has, it should...


Jul 21, 2021

Recent studies suggest reducing the workweek might actually increase worker productivity. So, is it a good idea to ease the time constraints on workers in order for them to produce more? It might seem counterintuitive, but the results don’t lie. Or do they? After all, do employers pay for output or time? That is...


Jul 13, 2021

With stubbornly low interest, is the United States in danger of becoming the next Japan? A zombie economy characterized by persistent low growth and puny asset returns? While there are similarities between the two countries, the differences more than outweigh them. In this week’s Trading Perspectives, Sam and...


Jul 7, 2021

Are the uptick in violent crime across the country and the Defund the Police movement correlated? Regardless, what message does ‘defunding’ your local law enforcement agencies send to outsiders? Is that good for economic growth? In this week’s Trading Perspectives, Sam and John analyze what potentially happens...