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Fixed Income Commentary- July 2021

July 2021 2nd Quarter 2021 Fixed Income Review • Q2 fixed income markets experienced positive performance although Treasuries and high credit quality were still negative year-to-date • Although a strong influence during the first half of 2021, the reflation trade in...

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Investment Outlook – July 2021

The Signs Are Everywhere, But What Do They Say?   The folly of predicting economic cycles and market reactions can sometimes appear uncomfortably close to the practice of past generations, who believed in the predictive power of heavenly phenomena, weather...

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Monthly Market Update- Investment Commentary

June 2021 “Sell in May and go away.” This stock market proverb appeared to be sage advice – until May 13th. At that point global stocks were down over 2% from the beginning of the month. And previous hot market segments – such as SPACs, FAANMGs, semiconductors, clean...

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Trust: What We Learned in Our 31st Year

This year marks the 31st anniversary of Argent Financial Group. It is also the first year of our post-pandemic existence – which I believe is more important. The first 30 years taught us how to build and run a client-centered organization that empowers talented...

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Our Views on Inflation, May 2021

Recently, investors have been concerned about inflation and inflation expectations. Considering the recent fiscal stimulus packages, expected pent-up demand as we reopen from the global pandemic, and a very accommodative Federal Reserve in recent years, it is easy to...

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Monthly Market Update- Investment Commentary

May 2021 Equity markets notched their best month of the year in April. Most of the major asset classes were positive, with the U.S. dollar being the lone asset that lost value. However, unlike in the first quarter, larger-cap U.S. growth stocks led the charge upward....

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Fixed Income Commentary- April 2021

April 2021 1st Quarter 2021 Fixed Income Review Fixed income markets had generally negative performance in the 1st quarter of 2021 as U.S. equity markets hit all-time highs amid improving global growth and higher inflation expectations. The U.S. Aggregate Index, a...

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The 30-Year Lesson

Any company that has been around for 30 years will have learned a few lessons along the way about what it takes to be successful. And if it is not just surviving after three decades, but thriving, as Argent is, then it should have accumulated a host of lessons....

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Building a 30-Year-Company, One Relationship at a Time

BY: KYLE McDONALD Chief Executive Officer Soon after Argent entered its 30th year just a few months ago, the Coronavirus Pandemic hit this nation. Our reaction to this catastrophe, I believe, offers a window into why this company has succeeded for 30 years – and is...

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Humble Confidence

BY: Kyle McDonald, Chief Executive Officer posted March 19, 2018 About five years ago, I figured out what sets our company apart. It was November 2013 and I was reading a blog post by TV sportscaster Samantha Ponder in which she talked about growing up, and what has...

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