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Fixed Income Update – First 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...


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...


Market Perspectives – March 2022

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...


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,...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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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