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The Morning View: November 16, 2021

The Morning View: November 16, 2021

 Announced this morning, Retail Sales for October increased 1.7%, higher than expected and higher than the previous month. Non-store retailers, Gasoline Stations, and Electronics & Appliance stores were strong during the month, while Health & Personal stores...

The Morning View: November 16, 2021

 Announced this morning, Retail Sales for October increased 1.7%, higher than expected and higher than the previous month. Non-store retailers, Gasoline Stations, and Electronics & Appliance stores were strong during the month, while Health & Personal stores...

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Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Crosscurrents Market Reflections August has something of a reputation in the market. The month is typically a slower market month in terms of trading volume and expectations, and since 1950, August has also posted the second worst market performance of the year,...

The Morning View: November 16, 2021

The Morning View: August 17, 2021

Announced this morning, Retail Sales for July decreased -1.1%, more negative than expected. Gasoline stations and Miscellaneous store retailers were strong, while Motor vehicle & parts dealers, Non-store retailers, and Clothing stores were all weak. The Control...

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Texas Law Changes Make Dynasty Trusts More Appealing

Originally published on fwtx.com on July 29, 2021 BY: KATHY CHRISTOFFEL, CTFA Market President, Argent Trust-Fort Worth Market (817) 502-3586 Individuals and families who want to establish a long-term legacy and have their trusts remain in Texas and serve Texans now...

Argent Employee Spotlight – Tiffany Abshire

Argent Employee Spotlight – Tiffany Abshire

Meet Tiffany, who is with Argent Trust in Lake Charles and has been with us for 2 years. Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. When I began this journey 2 years ago I wanted to work in a professional environment that offered exceptional products and...

Mid-Month Market Perspectives

Monthly Market Update- Investment Commentary

August 2021 Developed equity markets rose during July. U.S. stocks led the way with a gain of 2.4%. Developed international markets notched a 0.8% return. The headlines in July came out of emerging markets, more specifically China. Emerging-market stocks fell 6.9% in...

The Morning View: November 16, 2021

The Morning View: August 6, 2021

Announced this morning, the economy added 943,000 jobs in July, more than expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong adding 380,000 jobs, while the Retail Trade industry was relatively weak.  The Unemployment Rate decreased five tenths to 5.4%, a...

Retirement Times August 2021 Newsletter

Retirement Times August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 This month's Retirement Times discusses the following: Generational Influences and Behavioral Finance Measuring Financial Wellness Retirement Plan Document Retention: What Should Fiduciaries Keep? Save Early, Aim for Your Goal Download the Retirement Times...

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