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Argent Employee Spotlight – John Allen

Meet John, who is with Argent Trust in Greenville, SC and has been with us for 5 years. Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. The chance to practice my client-centric trade without the politics and bureaucracy I experienced in larger bank-related...

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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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The Morning View: July 20, 2021

Announced this morning, Housing Starts were 1,643,000 in June, an increase of 6.3% for the month, which was much higher than. Conversely, Building Permits were 1,598,000 in June, down -5.1% for the month, which was more negative than expected. Overall, the increase in...

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Financial Planning Tips for Time-Crunched Physicians

Physicians are required to diagnose and treat a wide variety of complex health issues in addition to helping care for their families, but it puts time constraints on an important aspect of their lives: financial planning. Given their workload, it should not be...

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How to Make the Greatest Impact With Charitable Donations

We’ve all been affected by the upheaval of this last year in one way or another. For some individuals, it’s been a time of reflection and reevaluation of our personal priorities. As I’ve interacted with clients over the past 12 months, a common theme of our...

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Argent Employee Spotlight – Patrice Parks

Meet Patrice, who is with Argent Trust in Fort Worth and has been with us for 3 years. Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I joined Argent as part of the Texas expansion that happened in March of 2018. Q. Why do you enjoy working at Argent? A. It’s...

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The Morning View: July 13, 2021

In this morning’s data, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.9% in June, higher than expected, and is 5.4% higher on annual basis.  Prices of Used Cars and Trucks were again strong, up 10.5% for the month, while Medical Care Commodities and Electricity were slightly...

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Second Quarter 2021 Investment Commentary

Market Recap Global stock markets continued to surge in the second quarter. Developed markets led the way, with the S&P 500 Index gaining 8.5%. International stocks rose 5.0%, held back by mixed news on the COVID-19 front and a tightening in China’s financial...

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The Morning View: July 8, 2021

In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 373,000 for the week ending July 3rd, a small increase of 2,000 over the previous week’s revised level.  On the other hand, Continuing Claims were 3,339,000 for the week ending June 26th, which is a decrease from the...

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