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The Morning View: May 27, 2022

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 0.4% in April, lower than expected, and Personal Spending increased 0.9% in April, more than expected and the previous month was revised three tenths higher to 1.4%. Real Personal Spending, which accounts for...


How To Determine If You Need A Will

Originally published in Forbes on May 25, 2022 BY: DAVID REDDING, CTFA, AEP, CWS Austin, TX Market President, Argent Trust Company | (512) 478-3188 Most people are generally familiar with what is called a will, or more formally a “Last Will and Testament.” Most people...


2 Strategies to Reduce Taxes from the Sale of Your Business

Long before you sell your business is the right time to explore ways to protect your proceeds from harsh taxation. Two possible strategies: the Qualified Small Business stock exclusion and a non-grantor trust. Originally published on May 15, 2022...


Argent Gives Back: Lori Wyatt

Lori Wyatt Personal Trust and Employee Benefits, Ruston 1| Which nonprofit are you passionate about serving? Rotary International History: Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and...


Should You Be Updating Your Estate Plan?

Originally published on on May 19, 2022 BY: KATHY CHRISTOFFEL, CTFA Market President, Argent Trust-Fort Worth Market (817) 502-3586 Spring is the season when we finally tackle long-overdue projects and get reorganized across our lives. For those who already...


The Morning View: May 17, 2022

In this morning’s data, Retail Sales for April increased 0.9% for the month, a bit less than expected, but the previous month was revised considerably higher. Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers were strong rebounding from the previous month, while Gasoline Stations...


32 years . . . 7 big lessons

This month we celebrate Argent’s 32nd anniversary as a company. What an adventure! Hard to believe we came into existence before Amazon, Netflix, or Google. When we started in 1990, gas was 76 cents a gallon and iPhones were still 17 years in the future! Typically, on...


The Morning View: May 11, 2022

In this morning’s data, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in April and 8.3% on an annual basis, more than expected. Monthly prices for Transportation Services, up 3.1%, and Utility Gas Service (natural gas), also up 3.1%, were strong while Gasoline prices were...


Market Update – May 2022

A Month At A Glance • Both equities and fixed income posted large losses for the month • US core bonds fell 2.0% in April, posting their fifth consecutive month of losses • The US dollar surged 4.7% last month and has now appreciated 7.7% this year • Despite the...


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