The Morning View: March 5, 2021

The Morning View: March 5, 2021

In this morning’s data, the economy added 379,000 jobs in February, higher than the 200k expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, gaining 355,000 jobs in the month, while Government jobs were weak, losing 86,000 jobs.  The Unemployment Rate fell...

The Morning View: March 5, 2021

In this morning’s data, the economy added 379,000 jobs in February, higher than the 200k expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, gaining 355,000 jobs in the month, while Government jobs were weak, losing 86,000 jobs.  The Unemployment Rate fell...

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The Morning View: March 5, 2021

The Morning View: March 5, 2021

In this morning’s data, the economy added 379,000 jobs in February, higher than the 200k expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, gaining 355,000 jobs in the month, while Government jobs were weak, losing 86,000 jobs.  The Unemployment Rate fell...

Retirement Times March 2021 Newsletter

Retirement Times March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 This month's Retirement Times discusses Excessive Fee Litigation, QDIA and Tax Saver's Credit Reminder. Download the Retirement Times March newsletter here.

Your Relationship with Your Financial Adviser? It’s Complicated

Your Relationship with Your Financial Adviser? It’s Complicated

Social scientists theorize that people have two main decision-making styles: mostly emotional or mostly rational. This can make a financial adviser’s role in helping clients make good choices interesting … and surprising, as two clients’ stories show. Originally...

The Morning View: February 26, 2021

The Morning View: February 26, 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 10.0% in January, more than expected.  Personal Spending increased 2.4% in January, which was slightly lower than estimates.  Meanwhile, the January core PCE Deflator, a closely watched measure of inflation that...

How 2021 Tax Changes Could Affect High-Net-Worth Investors

How 2021 Tax Changes Could Affect High-Net-Worth Investors

BY: DUT LeBLANC  |  Executive Vice President, Argent Financial Group Federal tax laws have been mostly friendly to ultra-high-net-worth investors in recent years, but are likely to change under President Joe Biden — perhaps significantly. Although no specific 2021 tax...

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Thibodeaux

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Thibodeaux

Meet David Thibodeaux, who is with Argent Trust in Baton Rouge and has been with us for 2 years.   Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I was asked by Argent’s Louisiana Market President to open the firm’s 31st location in Baton Rouge to...

The Morning View: February 17, 2021

The Morning View: February 17, 2021

Announced this morning, Retail Sales for January increased 5.3%, much higher than the 1.1% expected.  Non-store Retailers, Electronics & Appliance stores, and Furniture & Appliance stores were especially strong, all increasing more than 10% in January, while...

The Morning View: February 10, 2021

The Morning View: February 10, 2021

In this morning’s data, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in January, as expected, and is 1.4% higher on annual basis.  Prices for Gasoline were higher for the month, encapsulating most of the increase in the headline figure, while prices for Used Cars and...

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