Oakworth Capital Bank Ranked Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2nd Year

August 15, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 2nd Time, Oakworth Capital Bank Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, jumping over 500 spots to Rank No. 3798 Inc. magazine today ranked Oakworth Capital Bank No. 3798 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most...

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Investing for Impact

August 13, 2018, by John Norris

Socially conscious investing isn’t a new concept. In fact, it has been around for a long time. Initially, it was mainly a way for faith-based groups to shy away from things like alcohol, tobacco, and even pornography. However, it has morphed over time to include geopolitics, environmental causes, and a litany of other topics or areas of concern. However, due to the nature of corporate America, sometimes it isn’t easy to determine whether a company...

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Common Lira on August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018, by John Norris

Today, the markets are all aflutter over tensions between the US and Turkey. Various peccadilloes over the last several years have grown into some pretty major problems. So much so, and you can decide for yourself where to cast blame, the Administration declared some pretty stiff trade tariffs on Turkish metals. Frankly, you could have seen this coming with your eyes closed. Interestingly enough, I have read some analysis on how Washington’s ham-fisted approach with...

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Introducing Trading Perspectives Podcast with John Norris

August 8, 2018, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Trading Perspectives is a podcast designed to provide clients with education and a unique insight into specific factors that are currently driving our nation's economy. It is hosted by Oakworth Capital Bank's Chief Economist, John Norris. Welcome to the 1st episode of Trading Perspectives!  Statistics show that only a very small amount of people think the world is becoming a better place.  In this episode our host John Norris and co-host Sam Clement will be...

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Common Cents on August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018, by John Norris

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Employment Situation report for July. The economy created 157K net, new payroll jobs during the month and the Unemployment Rate fell to 3.9%. In so many words, it was a pretty dull report. There wasn’t anything particularly bearish or bullish in the release, even if plenty of seemingly intelligent people will spend hours overanalyzing and commenting on it. Yep, as Forrest Gump might say: “That’s...

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