Federal Reserve

Economic State of Affairs

In this presentation, Chief Economist John Norris discusses the current state of affairs in relation to the economy and potential future moved by the Fed that may impact business operations and success.  This presentation is hosted…

Higher Interest Rates Series

Higher Interest Rates: Summation

In this short series, the Investment Committee at Oakworth Capital Bank explored what might happen if, and when, interest rates rise. The first section focused on the bond market. The second analyzed what it could mean…

Common Cents Blog

Common Cents for September 14th 2012

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve another round of what it calls ‘quantitative easing.’ This is an academics way of saying: “buying bonds with money the Fed created as though out of thin air.” Obviously, the former sounds…