Thought Leadership

We believe communication is the key to successful client relationships. While sharing useful information is beneficial, regardless of source, Oakworth believes in the value proposition of developing and having its own experts and ideas. By generating our own market commentaries, economic newsletters, topical subject analysis and serials, and even conversational podcasts and videos, our clients know we are using our knowledge, creativity and expertise to help them succeed.

The Latest From

Trading Perspectives Podcast

Listen Now
The Latest From

Common Cents

Read Now

Common Cents & The Delta Variant

On this week’s Trading Perspectives podcast, Sam Clement and I discussed the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta Variant. Would this lead to another shutdown of local economies and schools? Usher in new…

Scalise to Join Oakworth Capital Bank

Oakworth Capital Bank announced today that Adam Scalise has joined the company as Associate Managing Director, Commercial Banking for the Middle Tennessee market. Prior to joining Oakworth, Scalise has served Nashville’s businesses for 14 years, most…

Common Cents & Who Will Watch the Olympics?

The Tokyo Olympics have finally gotten underway. Since the Japanese authorities have banned spectators, these games will probably be pretty boring to watch on the television. You don’t realize how much a raucous, engaged crowd can…

Common Cents & Market Timing

After the stellar ‘run’ the stock market has had over the last couple of years, albeit with a few hiccups along the way, a lot of investors are wondering: “is now a good time to buy?”…

2nd Quarter 2021 Outlook & Overview

Oakworth Capital Bank’s Investment Committee predicted the 2nd Quarter of 2021 would expand on the 1st Quarter’s strong growth and market returns. Frankly, given the tailwinds in the US economy, this was an easy prediction which…

Common Cents & This Ain’t Japan

Unless you really follow the markets, and I mean really follow them, you might have missed the relatively sharp drop in longer-term interest rates over the last couple of months, especially for US Treasury securities. This…

Common Cents & Exceptionalism

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, adopted the Declaration of Independence. This document explained why the 13 American colonies were struggling against the British Crown, and why they considered themselves no…

Common Cents & Stressing Out

This past week, I made several economic presentations. During the Q&A period after one of them, a person asked if I remembered a prediction I made at a presentation on the same day the first case…

Common Cents & Unexpected News

This past Wednesday was full of newsworthy events. The President met with Vladimir Putin in Geneva, and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concluded its 2-day meeting on monetary policy. While Putin is officially the President…

Common Cents & Make Mine Automated

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced there were 9.286 million jobs available in the United States during April 2021. This was/is easily an all-time high, not even close. However, employers seem to…