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Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Basics

If your estate is big enough, you should know how generation-skipping transfer taxes work, and how to avoid paying more than you must. Originally published on October 22, 2021   If you have ever sought the advice of an estate planning professional,...


The Morning View: October 19, 2021

In this morning’s data, Housing Starts were 1,555,000 in September, weaker than expected and a decrease of -1.6% from the previous month, partly due to fewer starts in multi-family homes. In addition, Building Permits were 1,589,000 in September, much weaker than...


Argent Employee Spotlight – Mollie Seymour

Meet Mollie, who is with Argent Trust in Birmingham and has been with us for 3 years. Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I was  attracted to Argent by people that I have great respect for:  people that have built a company that is client focused...


Mind the [financial] gap

When given the opportunity to share insights with a Women | Wealth | Wellness focus for Financial Planning Month, my mind was left racing with possibilities. There are so many unique situations women face, and each has opportunities and challenges that must be met....


Third Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Market Recap A September slump put a pause on the global equity bull market. The S&P 500 Index dropped 4.7% for the month, developed international equities fell 2.9%, and emerging-market (EM) stocks dropped 4.0%. For the third quarter, the S&P 500 was up just...


The Morning View: October 8, 2021

Announced this morning, the economy added just 194,000 jobs in September, less than expected, but the previous month was revised higher by 131,000. The Retail Trade industry was relatively strong, while Government jobs were weak, losing 123,000 jobs in the month....


Fixed Income Commentary- October 2021

October 2021 3rd Quarter 2021 Fixed Income Review • Q3 fixed income markets experienced slightly positive performance although Treasuries and high credit quality were still negative year-to-date • Inflation has soared this year due to disrupted supply chains and...


Argent Employee Spotlight – Cathy Gotzkowsky

Meet Cathy, who is with Argent Trust in New Orleans and has been with us for 2 years. Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I was led to Argent by accident. Of course, I do not believe anything is ever really an accident and things happen for a...


Investment Outlook – October 2021

Transitory? The Federal Reserve, following several months of greater-than-2% annual inflation — its stated goal — took to describing the most recent readings in the 4% to 5% range as transitory. For the Fed, transitory means that markets and consumers should not...


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