The Morning View: April 9, 2021

The Morning View: April 9, 2021

In this morning’s data, the Producer Price Index (PPI), which measures costs faced by industries that make products rather than those the consumer bears, increased 1.0% in March and has increased 4.2% on an annual basis, both above forecasts.  The core PPI, which...

The Morning View: April 9, 2021

In this morning’s data, the Producer Price Index (PPI), which measures costs faced by industries that make products rather than those the consumer bears, increased 1.0% in March and has increased 4.2% on an annual basis, both above forecasts.  The core PPI, which...

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February 2021 The S&P 500 ended January with an uneventful loss of 1%. However, it was anything but an uneventful month. With everyone happy to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, the new year didn’t offer much reprieve when the U.S. Capitol was stormed by rioters....

Argent Employee Spotlight – Jon Daubert

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Meet Jon Daubert, who is with Argent Trust in San Antonio and has been with us for 2 years.   Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. One thing that was very appealing to me and unique about Argent Trust Company is that trusts, estates, and...

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The Morning View: April 9, 2021

The Morning View: December 31, 2020

Announced this morning, Initial Jobless Claims were 787,000 for the week ending December 26th, less than expected.  Continuing Claims were 5,219,000 for the week ending December 19th, also less than expected.  Overall, both measures are slightly better than estimates...

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Watching “The Queen’s Gambit” got me thinking about how investing and chess have some fascinating similarities. To be successful, you must look many moves into the future, and you have to be able to spot the difference between a gambit and an opportunity. Originally...

The Morning View: April 9, 2021

The Morning View: December 10, 2020

In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 853,000 for the week ending December 5th, much higher than the 725k expected and Continuing Claims were 5,757,000 for the week ending November 28th, also more than expected. Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index...

Retirement Times February 2021 Newsletter

Retirement Times February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 This month's Retirement Times discusses Continuity, Coronavirus, ERISA, Stimulus Package, and Common Fiduciary Errors. Download the Retirement Times February newsletter here.

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Argent Employee Spotlight – Jason Simpson

Meet Jason Simpson, who is with AmeriTrust in Tulsa and has been with us for 1 year.   Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. While working for a competitor, I was approached by one of my colleagues to assist with the firm’s investment management....

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