The Morning View: September 24, 2020

The Morning View: September 24, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 870,000 for the week ending September 19th, an increase from the previous week and higher than expected. Continuing Claims were 12,580,000 as of...

The Morning View: September 24, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 870,000 for the week ending September 19th, an increase from the previous week and higher than expected. Continuing Claims were 12,580,000 as of...

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The Morning View: August 18, 2020

The Morning View: August 18, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Housing Starts were 1,496,000 in July; an increase of 22.6%, much higher than expected and driven partly by an increase in the number of single-family homes. In addition, Building...

Argent Employee Spotlight – Mindy Hirt

Argent Employee Spotlight – Mindy Hirt

Q: What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A: Joining Argent in 2012 was a wonderful opportunity for me, my co-workers and our clients to move to an independent trust company that truly understands the meaning of customer service. Q: Why do you enjoy working...

The Morning View: August 12, 2020

The Morning View: August 12, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.6% in July and has increased 1.0% on an annual basis, both more than expected. During the month, prices for Gasoline and Transportation...

Two Tips That Will Help Plan Sponsors Lower Retirement Plan Fees

Two Tips That Will Help Plan Sponsors Lower Retirement Plan Fees

This is the second article of a three-part series that provides guidance for plan sponsors who are faced with cash flow pressures at their business. (You can find the first article here and the final one here). The goal of the series is to offer alternative solutions...

The Morning View: August 7, 2020

The Morning View: August 7, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager In this morning’s data, the economy added 1,763,000 jobs in July, more than expected. The Leisure & Hospitality and Retail Trade industries were strong, while the Information Services and Mining &...

Monthly Investment Commentary

Monthly Investment Commentary

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...

Argent Employee Spotlight – Timothy Barrett

Argent Employee Spotlight – Timothy Barrett

Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? Why do you enjoy working at Argent? What does the company mean to you? A. Nicole Nally led me to Argent. That said, she and I had been discussing an opportunity to work together for several years before she joined...

The Morning View: July 30, 2020

The Morning View: July 30, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Initial Jobless Claims were 1,434,000 for the week ending July 25th, a slight increase from the previous week. Continuing Claims were 17,018,000 as of July 18th also an increase...

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