Common Cents for Friday the 13th (April 2018)

April 13, 2018, by John Norris

Yesterday, a co-worker told me they really like my weekly newsletter. They complimented me on my alleged ability to make boring economic commentary slightly less boring (at least I think they meant it as a compliment). However, they also told me the following: “I don’t read it every week like I did in the past…it has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with how I now consume news. I like to listen...

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Dear John

April 12, 2018, by John Norris

Chief Economist, John Norris, answers the most commonly asked questions of the first quarter of the year. Q:  Dear John, President Trump has recently been publicly attacking Amazon. What does this mean for the company? What could it mean for the economy? A:  Amazon is the posterchild for the nation’s changing retail landscape, but it is unfair to blame it for the problems at the post office and the so-called retail apocalypse. Just about every...

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1st Quarter Economic Update from John Norris

, by John Norris

The roller coaster ride in the markets we predicted for 2017 finally happened during the 1st Quarter of 2018. So which is the more appropriate? The easy money of January or the tribulations of February and March? What if the answer is neither? As I have told just about anyone who will listen, there is nothing in the economic data, tea leaves, or crystal ball to suggest a noticeable slowdown in the economy is imminent....

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Common Cents for April 6th, 2018

April 6, 2018, by John Norris

Section I Although the stock market has been a veritable roller coaster ride this week, interest rates and gold really haven’t done much of anything substantial. Oh sure, a few basis points here and a couple of dollars there, but nothing I would call out of the ordinary. This is significant, because if hell really were coming to dinner like a lot of people think, so-called safety assets would be performing a lot differently. Two...

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Oakworth Capital Bank Celebrates 10 Years of Growth with Move to Shades Creek

, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Oakworth Capital Bank recently moved its headquarters to 850 Shades Creek Parkway.  The move marks 10 years of successful operations.  To celebrate, Oakworth held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new building in conjunction with an open-house for clients and guests to tour the building.  Oakworth was founded on March 30, 2008 by financial industry veterans who believed in redefining financial services. [caption id="attachment_3317" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Oakworth Capital Bank Ribbon Cutting Ceremony[/caption]   “Ten years...

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