Trading Perspectives Podcast

Episode 38 of Trading Perspectives

May 13, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Climate Change: What sacrifices are you willing to make? This week John and Sam talk about the sacrifices they are willing to make when it comes to climate change.  With meat free items emerging in the fast food industry, investors responded well to the IPO from Beyond Meat, the plant-based meat provider, earlier this month.  Setting stock price aside, would you be willing to trade that Big Mac for the meatless alternative to support climate...

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Episide 37 of Trading Perspectives

May 6, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The College Admission Scandal What the college admission scandal reveals about the economics of education In episode 37 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and the economics behind “Varsity Blues”.  On April 4, 2019, Caitlin Flanagan wrote an article in The Atlantic titled “They Had It Coming”. The article suggests that the parents involved in the scandal were responding to a changing America and upset that what they considered...

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Episode 36 of Trading Perspectives

April 29, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Perception of Retirement: Then and Now In episode 36 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam discuss the generational differences in the perception of retirement.  Statistics show the average age of retirement has been consistently on the rise since the 1980s.  More and more people are continuing to work well into their late 60s and even 70s.  According to younger generations, people no longer want to be defined by their jobs. Work-life balance has become...

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Episode 35 of Trading Perspectives

April 22, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Bourbon & Business Episode 35 of Trading Perspectives features another special guest, Lincoln Lee Hammons from Mobile, Alabama. In addition to his role as Managing Director for Oakworth Capital Bank, Lee is a bourbon connoisseur.  In this week’s episode, John and Sam get the 411 on all things bourbon.  How did it get to be so popular at business events? In the past we’ve seen huge spikes in popularity with wine and scotch.  Why Bourbon? ...

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Episode 34 of Trading Perspectives – Big Bad Banks

April 15, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Corporate Social Responsibility On Wednesday, April 10, 7 CEOs from big banks attended the House Financial Service Committee’s hearing titled “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 Years After the Financial Crisis.” In addition to policy questions, many members of Congress took the hearing as an opportunity to ask some hard-hitting questions about political topics such as gun control and climate change.  In this episode, John and Sam talk about what...

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Episode 33 of Trading Perspectives

April 8, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

The Future of College Tuition In episode 33 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam debate the future of college tuitions and the value of education.  Over the last few decades, we have continued to watch college tuition skyrocket.  Now, specialized education is becoming more mainstream and countries like India and South Korea are sending fewer students to American colleges. Have tuition rates finally reached an inflection point due to the supply and demand for a...

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Episode 32 of Trading Perspectives

April 1, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Wage Disparity:  The Gender Pay Gap Generally speaking, the women’s US Soccer Team performs significantly better than the men’s team. So why would the men continue to be compensated at much higher rate? In this episode John and Sam peel back the layers of the economic onion and dig into how compensation is calculated. Are women really compensated at a lower rate? If so, how will companies afford to close that gap in order to...

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Episode 31 of Trading Perspectives

March 25, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Bexit:  An Irish Perspective Episode 31 of Trading Perspectives, features another special guest, David McGrath.  Being part of a true Irish family primarily residing in Ireland, David provides his personal perspective on the effects of Brexit.  Currently, David resides in Mobile, AL and is responsible for developing and managing wealth management relationships in South Alabama for Oakworth Capital Bank. Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most major podcast outlets,...

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Episode 30 of Trading Perspectives

March 18, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Artificial Intelligence This week’s episode of Trading Perspectives features special guest Dave Driscoll.  Dave is Oakworth Capital Bank’s Chief Technology Officer and an expert on artificial intelligence.  We’ve all heard of Siri and Alexa, but AI is much larger than that.  So, what exactly is AI?  How long has it been around and what are the risks associated with it? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most major podcast...

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Episode 29 of Trading Perspectives

March 11, 2019, by Lindsey Owens Krausen

Universal Basic Income In episode 29 of Trading Perspectives, John and Sam talk about Universal Basic Income.  Universal = everyone. Basic = base or floor amount. Income = money from the government. As the name implies, UBI is a predetermined amount of money the government gives to each individual regardless of their ability or even willingness to work.  Who wouldn’t like that? Listen here:  http://tradingperspectives.libsyn.com/ Don’t have an iOS device?  We are also available on most...

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