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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...

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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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Market Perspectives

Recessions, Yield Spreads, and Markets • Discussion of the growing inflationary concerns and potential impact if these trends lead the global market recession • Review of the labor markets, housing industry and household wealth data and its role in supporting forward...

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Market Update – April 2022

In Opening A lot has happened since our year-end investment commentary. In this letter, we will highlight the key developments as they relate to the global economy and financial markets. The biggest macro event is Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. As is our job,...

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Fixed Income Update – Second Quarter 2022

1st Quarter 2022 Fixed Income Review • Q1 fixed income markets experienced significant negative performance as fixed income assets fell in price and yields rose • The FOMC hiked its Federal Funds target range by 25bps and concluded its ongoing asset purchase program...

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Investment Outlook – Second Quarter 2022

How Many Horsemen Make an Apocalypse? • While there is plenty to worry about, the outlook for inflation may be the most important thing. • We know interest rates are going up, so our focus should be on whether the Fed tightens too little or too much. • One positive so...

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Market Perspectives

An Anniversary of Sorts • Discussion of the impact of early pandemic monetary and fiscal policy changes two years ago that led to our current inflationary concerns • Analysis of correlation of near-zero interest rate changes with inflation fears and the market...

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Success During Trying Times

Like most businesses, Argent Financial Group did not know what to expect when the COVID pandemic began almost two years ago. I certainly did not foresee us setting records for growth. Yet that is exactly what we did in both 2020 and 2021. As 2021 draws to a close,...

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A Primer on Cryptocurrency

By: Jason Simpson, AmeriTrust Portfolio Manager Drew Davis, Argent Trust Portfolio Manager Introduction Over the last 12 years, the cryptocurrency universe has dramatically evolved from its infancy in 2009 when software programmer “Satoshi Nakamoto” authored the first...

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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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