The Morning View: February 3, 2023

The Morning View: February 3, 2023

Announced this morning, the economy added 517,000 jobs in January, much higher than expected and the previous month was revised higher. The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 128,000 jobs, while the Motor Vehicle and Parts industry was relatively...

The Morning View: February 3, 2023

Announced this morning, the economy added 517,000 jobs in January, much higher than expected and the previous month was revised higher. The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 128,000 jobs, while the Motor Vehicle and Parts industry was relatively...

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The Morning View: February 3, 2023

The Morning View: January 12, 2023

 In this morning’s data, the Consumer Price Index decreased -0.1% in December, as expected and lower than the previous month, and grew 7.1% on an annual basis. Monthly prices for Utility (piped) gas service, up 3.0%, were strong, while monthly prices for Fuel Oil,...

Market Update -January 2023

Market Update -January 2023

Summary of Key Points: One of the worst years on record has drawn to a close. Both equity and bond markets ended the year the way it started December’s performance less than reassuring as bond yields were rising again A slower economy next year is all but certain, a...

Fixed Income Update

Fixed Income Update

4th Quarter 2022 Fixed Income Review • Although most fixed income sectors had negative performance for the year, select sectors had positive performance in Q4 • The Fed raised rates seven times in 2022, pushing its benchmark from a range of 0% to 0.25% early in the...

The Morning View: February 3, 2023

The Morning View: January 6, 2023

Announced this morning, the economy added 223,000 jobs in December, more than expected. The Health Care and Social Assistance industry was relatively strong, while Temporary Help remains weak. The Unemployment Rate fell to 3.5% and the Labor Force Participation Rate...

Investment Outlook

Investment Outlook

A Two-Faced God The month of January takes its name from the ancient Roman god Janus, the god of gates, transitions and beginnings.  He was normally depicted as having two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward, an appropriate image for a month in which...

Retirement Times January 2023 Newsletter

Retirement Times January 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 This month's Retirement Times discusses the following: IPS Can Still Add Value for Plans Despite Goldman Sachs Dismissal Workers Are Turning to Employers for Inflation Help Speaking of One Percent Participant Corner - Retirement Word Scramble Download the...

Argent Gives Back: Meiko H. Whitfield

Argent Gives Back: Meiko H. Whitfield

Vice-President of Client Services (FSI) Tallahassee, FL Since I was young, I have volunteered, primarily working at high school events. As a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council in high school, I also had the opportunity to volunteer for community...

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