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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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