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Common Cents & A Reality Check on Greed

Earlier this week, House Democrats proposed an increase in the top corporate tax rate from the current 21% to 26.5%, along with a sharp increase in the ‘minimum tax’ on foreign income from 10.5% to 16.6%.…

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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…

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Higher Interest Rates: The Economy

2021’s most inescapable cocktail party conversation may not actually be around a virus and its mutations, at least in some circles. Instead, this year’s winner may be our very own Central Bank’s decisions in regards to…

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Common Cents & What Was That Number Again?

Would you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Do you see the glass as half-full or half-empty? Are unforeseen setbacks problems or opportunities? Do you find silver linings or dark clouds? Or do you just…

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Common Cents & Overheated Stocks?

If you are of a certain age, or like listening to the moldy oldie channel, you might recall a song by Herman’s Hermits called “I’m Henery the Eighth, I am.” If so, you know it is…

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Common Cents & Afghanistan

There has been a lot of red ink in the global stock markets over the last five trading sessions. However, no one will remember this week because of what the S&P 500 did or how the…

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Higher Interest Rates: Bonds

  Through dumb luck and sheer happenstance some 30 years ago, I found myself working at a buy-side, bond trading desk in Baltimore. To say I didn’t really know what I was doing would be an…

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Common Cents & The Next Correction

Presumably due to the stock market’s strong performance during these bizarre times, people have increasingly been asking me when ‘we’ are going to have a correction. After all, the market can’t just keep going up forever,…