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A young Market Analyst gives a seasoned Chief Economist a fresh perspective on the driving factors that influence our economy. Trading Perspectives is brought to you by Oakworth Capital Bank.

https://www.oakworthcapital.com/
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Trading Perspectives: An Economic Podcast John Norris: Chief Economist with Oakworth Capital Bank

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A young Market Analyst gives a seasoned Chief Economist a fresh perspective on the driving factors that influence our economy. Trading Perspectives is brought to you by Oakworth Capital Bank.

https://www.oakworthcapital.com/
tradingperspectives@oakworthcapital.com

    The Rich and Powerful

    The Rich and Powerful

    Last week close to 3,000 of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful, and anointed, including an estimated 119 billionaires, met at the Geneva-based World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This week John and Sam discuss the difference in the men who built our country’s economy in the 19th century, and the wealthy and powerful of today’s world. Who are the people of the Business RoundTable and what legacy are they leaving behind compared to the Rockefeller’s or JP Morgan?

    • 19 min
    Sci-Fi: NASA discovers first earth size planet

    Sci-Fi: NASA discovers first earth size planet

    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 major players in the business community are already involved in the development of space technology, but when does Wall Street get involved?  Will this discovery open up new investment opportuniti

    • 16 min
    The Assassination of Iranian General Soleimani

    The Assassination of Iranian General Soleimani

    On January 3rd, 2020 President Trump authorized the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Many have since made it clear that they are not in support of the US Military’s effort to eliminate the terrorist leader. One week later, stock prices are up and oil prices are down so what are people worried about? This week, John and Sam talk about the need for a draft, how Iran will respond and the technology behind the attack. With the technology today, will the United States ever need a draft agai

    • 17 min
    A Look Back at 2019

    A Look Back at 2019

    After a rough end to 2018, many were worried about a volatile 2019. Although the bricks in the proverbial wall of worry didn’t change much, 2019 was anything but volatile. What made 2019 so different and what can we expect for 2020?

    • 19 min
    Unemployment Rate

    Unemployment Rate

    This week John and Sam talk about the unemployment rate and the different ways that it’s measured. Right now, the unemployment rate is historically low at 3.5%. Many people are saying the rate is below the natural rate of unemployment. So how low can it go? What is a good number and how should it be calculated?

    • 18 min
    Monetary Policy & Income Inequality

    Monetary Policy & Income Inequality

    This week John and Sam talk about the effect of monetary policy on income inequality. Many people think that monetary policy has led to a spike in inequality when it comes to wealth and income, but there is more to this topic than just whether or not the Fed raises the overnight lending target. How does monetary policy actually impact the bottom quintile?

    • 19 min

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