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The Morning View: September 16, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Retail Sales for August increased 0.6%, less than expected. Strength occurred in food service & drinking places as well as clothing businesses, while stores for sporting goods,...

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Argent Employee Spotlight – Dominique Richard

Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. Towards the end of 2018, an employee in Argent’s Shreveport office (who I previously worked with at another firm) recommended Argent to myself and another former colleague in Baton Rouge. After several emails,...

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The Morning View: September 11, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.4% in August and has increased 1.3% on an annual basis, both slightly more than expected. Used Cars & Trucks saw large price...

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Monthly Investment Commentary

September 2020 BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments – Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Investor optimism continued its rise in August amid mounting hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and data reaffirming solid global growth. The S&P 500 reached an all-time high...

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Retirement Times Newsletter

September 2020 This month's Retirement Times offers a summary of T. Rowe Price's annual report on 401(k) plan recordkeeping and Empower's report "Scoring the Progress of Retirement Savers." Additionally, the issue providers considerations for offering a Phased...

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The Morning View: September 4, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added 1,371,000 jobs in August, a bit more than expected. The Retail Trade industry was strong, while the Motor Vehicles and Parts industry was weak. The Unemployment...

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Argent Employee Spotlight – Tim Quinn

Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I joined Argent in October 2018 after more than 35 years in wealth management with a large national bank firm. I was attracted to Argent because of its excellent corporate reputation in the markets we serve. I...

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