The Morning View: January 15, 2021

The Morning View: January 15, 2021

In this morning’s data, Retail Sales for December fell -0.7%, worse than expected.  Non-store Retailers, Electronics & Appliances, and Food Service & Drinking Places were especially weak, while Gasoline Stations showed some strength.  The Control Group, which...

The Morning View: January 15, 2021

In this morning’s data, Retail Sales for December fell -0.7%, worse than expected.  Non-store Retailers, Electronics & Appliances, and Food Service & Drinking Places were especially weak, while Gasoline Stations showed some strength.  The Control Group, which...

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Retirement Times November 2020 Newsletter

Retirement Times November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 This month's Retirement Times discusses election year investment volatility and the importance of tuning out the short-term noise and keep a long-term perspective. Additionally, the issue provides ten things to know about your employer's retirement plan....

Why Eulogy and Resume Virtues Matter In Estate Planning

Why Eulogy and Resume Virtues Matter In Estate Planning

THIS ARTICLE IS FIRST IN A FOUR-PART SERIES THAT EXPLORES ESTATE AND LEGACY PLANNING.   When I talk to individuals and couples about estate planning and the legacy they want to leave behind, I often ask them: How do you want to be remembered? It’s not an easy...

Making a Difference on GivingTuesday

Making a Difference on GivingTuesday

As we enter the holiday season and reflect warmly on our memories of Thanksgiving, many of us are feeling lucky and grateful for the blessings in our lives. Soon we’ll get into the bustle of buying gifts, sending out cards and taking part in other cherished seasonal...

The 30-Year Lesson

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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....

The Morning View: November 17, 2020

The Morning View: November 17, 2020

Morning View - November 17, 2020 from Argent Financial on Vimeo. BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Retail Sales for October increased 0.3%, less than expected.  Strength in the month occurred in Non-store retailers...

Retirement Times December 2020 Newsletter

Retirement Times December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 This month's Retirement Times discusses post-election commentary. Stock markets abhor uncertainty. Currently, investment prognosticators are interpreting the election results to create a relatively “stagnant” legislative environment. Download the...

Evaluating Your Investment Planning in the Election’s Aftermath

Evaluating Your Investment Planning in the Election’s Aftermath

Just two weeks ago, as we entered Election Day, the general consensus among the pundits and the pollsters was that a “blue wave” would sweep across both houses of Congress and the White House. This scenario would create a political pathway for tax increases,...

The Morning View: November 12, 2020

The Morning View: November 12, 2020

Morning View November 12, 2020 from Argent Financial on Vimeo. Announced this morning, Initial Jobless Claims were 709,000 for the week ending November 7th, lower than estimates and Continuing Claims were 6,786,000 for the week ending October 31st, also lower than...

Monthly Investment Commentary

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...

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