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4 Ways President Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes May Impact You

With the election results in Georgia now certified, we now know the ultimate effect of the 2020 elections, with Democrats gaining control of the White House, maintaining control of the House of Representatives by a slim margin and forging a 50-50 split in the Senate....


Monthly Market Update

January 2021, Year-End 2020 Investment Commentary We said in the first quarter that we would get through this crisis and that things would improve and recover. Financial markets recovered first, quicker than they ever have from such a deep economic hole and quicker...


Fixed Income Commentary

January, 2021 4th Quarter 2020 Fixed Income Review Fixed income markets had generally positive performance in the 4th quarter of 2020 and returns for the year were quite good considering the historically low rates available and U.S. equity markets hitting all-time...


Investment Outlook – January 2021

A New Year!   We have a friend who makes it a point to be in bed asleep when midnight arrives on New Year’s Eve. This year, he’s made an exception to this rule. His reason: “I want to make sure that 2020 actually leaves.” And indeed, this past year has been an...


The 30-Year Lesson

Any company that has been around for 30 years will have learned a few lessons along the way about what it takes to be successful. And if it is not just surviving after three decades, but thriving, as Argent is, then it should have accumulated a host of lessons....


Monthly Investment Commentary

In October, global stock markets started out strong, gaining 5% through October 12, but then fell 7% over the remainder of the month. Larger-cap U.S. stocks fell 2.7% in the full month, while developed international stocks dropped 4.0%. U.S. small-cap and...


What the Election Could Mean for Charitably Minded Investors

With the election just hours away, it’s hard to think about anything else right now. As America continues to deal with the COVID pandemic and a host of other major issues, the outcome of the presidential race will determine the country’s direction for the next four...


The Politics of Election-Year Financial Planning

The competing candidates for president are polar opposites in terms of taxes, adding a new urgency to year-end tax planning. Just what are they proposing? Originally published on October 24, 2020   Planning for the next presidential administration...


Estate Planning for After the Election

U.S. Election day outcome could result in significant changes to current tax policies   There is truth in Founding Father Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote written in a letter  to a friend, “… but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and...


Building a 30-Year-Company, One Relationship at a Time

BY: KYLE McDONALD Chief Executive Officer Soon after Argent entered its 30th year just a few months ago, the Coronavirus Pandemic hit this nation. Our reaction to this catastrophe, I believe, offers a window into why this company has succeeded for 30 years – and is...


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