Some (revolutionary) Common Cents for May 24th 2013

May 28, 2013, by John Norris

When I make public presentations, I end my comments with a common characteristic of all major economic expansions: a new technology, industry or societal shift which fundamentally alters our lives and how we conduct business. Many of longest, strongest expansions had a number of these revolutionary changes occurring at the same time. I point out some of the more obvious: the Internet and software revolutions of the 1990s coinciding with the Baby Boomer generation hitting...

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As we walk through fields of Gold…

May 24, 2013, by John Norris

Gold prices have fallen more than 15 percent since the start of the year, and roughly 25 percent since last summer. Is the bloom finally off the rose, or will gold eventually rebound? There are a lot of smart people in the investment industry, and many of them will tell you gold is a hedge against inflation. After all, you will want some of the shiny stuff when all heck breaks loose, and you have...

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Some Common Cents for May 24, 2013

, by John Norris

When I make public presentations, I end my comments with a common characteristic of all major economic expansions: a new technology, industry or societal shift which fundamentally alters our lives and how we conduct business. Many of longest, strongest expansions had a number of these revolutionary changes occurring at the same time. I point out some of the more obvious: the Internet and software revolutions of the 1990s coinciding with the Baby Boomer generation hitting...

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Another 5-Star Quarter for Oakworth Capital Bank!

May 21, 2013, by Shelley deClerk

Oakworth continues to receive the nation's top rankings for safety & soundness from BauerFinancial & bankrate.com. Please visit the link below for full details. Press Release 5-21-2013

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Some Common Cents for May 17th 2013

May 20, 2013, by John Norris

If you were to ask the proverbial man on the street what the biggest problem facing the global economy was, you would probably get a confused expression and some form of admission of ignorance. If you were to ask a roomful of people who care about such things, more than a few would mention something about “global indebtedness.” In fact, I would be willing to bet a plug nickel such a response would be the...

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Some Common Cents for May 3rd 2013

May 6, 2013, by John Norris

  Do you ever hear what you want to hear, and little else? Are you a glass is half-full or half-empty type of person? Do you find silver linings in dark clouds, or the other way around?   Let me answer these questions for you with: “it depends on the situation, of course!” After all, few of us are either overly pessimistic or optimistic all of the time. In fact, we tend to send such...

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