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Monthly Investment Commentary – August 2020

August 2020 BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments – Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Global equities continue to march upward and dig out of the hole created in March. After falling more than 30% from the start of the year through March 23, the S&P 500...

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Fixed Income Commentary – July 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 Fixed Income Review Following a wild ride in the first quarter, fixed income markets had positive performance in the 2nd quarter of 2020, mainly due to the Federal Reserve’s announcement of numerous programs to support liquidity in many sectors....

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Investment Commentary: July 2020

Second Quarter 2020 BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments – Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Equity investors have been on quite a roller-coaster ride this year. After hitting an all-time high on February 19, the S&P 500 Index plunged a gut-wrenching 34%...

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Investment Outlook – July 2020

Unprecedented BY: JIM McELROY, CFA   Jim McElroy It may be somewhat of an exaggeration to say that the last three months have been unprecedented, but we’re going to stick with that modifier. It’s true that here have been “plagues” in our lifetime that have...

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Investment Commentary – June 2020

BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments – Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Stock markets continued their climb higher in May. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to dominate markets, with an increasing focus on how countries would begin to relax their...

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Investment Commentary – May 2020

BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments - Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 We noted in our first quarter commentary that the speed of the market drop in March was historic. The U.S. stock market fell 20% in just 22 days and fell 30% in 30 days. But since March...

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Investment Outlook – April 2020

Bear Market BY: JIM McELROY, CFA   And just like that, the S&P 500 bull is dead. We will miss him. He was the second longest lived bull market in history, running from March 9, 2009 until February 19, 2020, just 19 days short of eleven years. Over that period, the...

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Investment Commentary: Q1-2020

BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments - Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 We are all now living through a period in history none of us will ever forget. The impact on our families, communities, and country has been profound. And it continues. There remains great...

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Fixed Income Market Update – March 25, 2020

 BY: OREN WELBORN Portfolio Manager / Argent Trust Company In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic the market’s response has been nothing short of extraordinary. Just a week before the recent downslide started, equity markets were at an all-time high and there was...

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Investment Commentary: March 2020

BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments - Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Fears and concerns about the spread of the coronavirus outside of China and its potential economic impact drove stock markets lower in February. U.S. stocks fell around 8%, while developed...

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