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Argent Gives Back: Lucius McGehee

Argent Gives Back: Lucius McGehee

Lucius McGehee Jr. Executive Vice President, Argent Advisors, Ruston 1| Which nonprofit are you passionate about serving? Boy and Girls Clubs of North Louisiana & The Health Hut Both are instrumental in serving the underserved in our community. History: (BGCOFNL)...

Argent Gives Back: Lucius McGehee

Lucius McGehee Jr. Executive Vice President, Argent Advisors, Ruston 1| Which nonprofit are you passionate about serving? Boy and Girls Clubs of North Louisiana & The Health Hut Both are instrumental in serving the underserved in our community. History: (BGCOFNL)...

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Understanding Timberland Management

Understanding Timberland Management

BY: JIM WEBB, Managing Director (336) 817-7324  jwebb@argenttimber.com with MICHAEL SHEARER, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer (270) 404-0435  mshearer@argenttimber.com and CHARLIE DANIEL, Managing Director, Acquisitions (850) 559-0046 ...

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The Morning View from West End: April 16, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, Retail Sales increased 0.6% in March, a much needed rebound from the 0.1% decrease the previous month. The control group, which excludes...

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The Morning View from West End: April 11, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index fell 0.1% in March, slightly lower than the flat reading expected by economists.  The index increased 2.4% on an...

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Retirement delay could give you increased benefits

Money Matters: April 2018 By Chuck Dudley How we normally approach retirement First, we have to look at our traditional approach to retirement. Use your company 401k, contribute to an IRA of some type, buy some equities or mutual funds for growth,...

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The Morning View from West End: April 6, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the economy added 103,000 jobs in March, lower than the 175k estimated by economists. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%. A gauge...

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The Return of Risk

BY: Jim McElroy, SVP-Investments jmcelroy@heritagetrust.com Throughout 2017, as the S&P 500 powered to a 20% total return, volatility, as measured by the CBOE VIX index, remained mostly below 15 and seemed to be glued to a level of 10. The VIX price is calculated...

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The Morning View from West End: March 28, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the final reading on GDP growth in the fourth quarter 2017 was 2.9%. This was higher than the previous reading of 2.5%, given slight...

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Why did you do that? Understanding your financial decision making

BY: BYRON MOORE, CFP® posted March 19, 2018 Question: I have seen my own parents and some of my friends do some things financially and otherwise that just seem obviously dumb. Or at least shortsighted. The example I’m thinking of when they buy things with a credit...

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How to approach legacy assets in your estate planning

By Mark Hartnett, president, Argent Family Wealth Services   After a loved one passes away, surviving family members frequently find themselves squabbling not over money, but over personal items left behind. In many cases, the value of these so-called “legacy”...

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