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Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Market Reflections A Year’s Difference Time certainly has a way of changing perspectives. As of the middle of March last year, the global markets were in the midst of a virus-fueled free fall which ultimately infected the U.S. financial markets. Within weeks, the...

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Market Reflections A Year’s Difference Time certainly has a way of changing perspectives. As of the middle of March last year, the global markets were in the midst of a virus-fueled free fall which ultimately infected the U.S. financial markets. Within weeks, the...

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Argent Employee Spotlight – Kathy Christoffel

Argent Employee Spotlight – Kathy Christoffel

Meet Kathy, who is with Argent Trust in Fort Worth, Texas!   Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A.  After a lengthy career with a large financial institution, it was refreshing to join an organization that focuses primarily on Trust &...

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Our Views on Inflation, May 2021

Recently, investors have been concerned about inflation and inflation expectations. Considering the recent fiscal stimulus packages, expected pent-up demand as we reopen from the global pandemic, and a very accommodative Federal Reserve in recent years, it is easy to...

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

In this morning’s data, Housing Starts were 1,569,000 for the month of April, much lower than expected and it is a -9.5% decline from the previous month. However, this follows a strong increase in March of over 19%. Building Permits were 1,760,000 in April, slightly...

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

The Morning View: May 12 , 2021

Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.8% in April, much higher than expected, and is 4.2% higher on annual basis.  Prices of Used Cars and Trucks were 10% higher in the month, while Energy prices fell.  The core rate, which excludes prices for...

Argent Employee Spotlight – Kathy Christoffel

Argent Employee Spotlight – Sherri Colvin

Meet Sherri, who is with Argent Trust in Ruston and has been with us for 21 years.   Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. When I applied for a job at Argent (The Trust Company of LA at the time), it was a blind ad in the local newspaper, this...

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

The Morning View: May 7, 2021

In this morning’s data, the economy added 266,000 jobs in April, much lower than the 1,000,000 expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 331,000 jobs, while the Transportation and Warehousing and sector was weak, with a -74,100 change. The...

Retirement Times May 2021 Newsletter

Retirement Times May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 This month's Retirement Times discusses ERISA definitions, wellness from home, 5 tactics to increase retirement plan participation and much more. Download the Retirement Times May newsletter here.

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Those special photos, memorable emails and your stash of cryptocurrency could be forever lost if you don't have a plan for how to transfer them to your loved ones. Originally published on Kiplinger.com May 1, 2021 Not very long ago, owning a personal computer was a...

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

The Morning View: April 30, 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 21.1% in March, higher than estimates, driven by the receipt of stimulus payments.  Personal Spending increased 4.2% in March, about as expected and follows a -1.0% decline the previous month.  The March PCE Deflator,...

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