Recognizing the Value of Financial Planning for Trust Beneficiaries

Recognizing the Value of Financial Planning for Trust Beneficiaries

BY: DAVID RUSSELL, CFP®, CSA® Vice President & Trust Officer  |  (601) 707-0008 When it comes to working with clients, professional services providers (CPAs, estate planning attorneys, for example) know that one thing is nearly certain: their clients’ financial...

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Monthly Investment Commentary

Monthly Investment Commentary

November 2020 In October, global stock markets started out strong, gaining 5% through October 12, but then fell 7% over the remainder of the month. Larger-cap U.S. stocks fell 2.7% in the full month, while developed international stocks dropped 4.0%. U.S. small-cap...

The Morning View:  November 6, 2020

The Morning View: November 6, 2020

Morning View - November 6, 2020 from Argent Financial on Vimeo. Announced this morning, the economy added 638,000 jobs in October, more than expected.  The Leisure / Hospitality, Retail Trade, and Construction industries were strong, while Government jobs were weak...

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Smith

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Smith

Meet David Smith, who is with Argent Mineral Management in Ruston and has been with us for 8 1/2 years.   Q. What led you to Argent? A. I was brought to Argent by unforeseen circumstances. From 2008-2012, I worked as a landman in North Louisiana and South...

What the Election Could Mean for Charitably Minded Investors

What the Election Could Mean for Charitably Minded Investors

With the election just hours away, it’s hard to think about anything else right now. As America continues to deal with the COVID pandemic and a host of other major issues, the outcome of the presidential race will determine the country’s direction for the next four...

Retirement Times November 2020 Newsletter

Retirement Times November 2020 Newsletter

November 2020 This month's Retirement Times discusses election year investment volatility and the importance of tuning out the short-term noise and keep a long-term perspective. Additionally, the issue provides ten things to know about your employer's retirement plan....

Dynamic Financial Planning for Advanced Ages

Dynamic Financial Planning for Advanced Ages

THIS ARTICLE IS THE FOURTH IN A SERIES IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING MONTH DURING OCTOBER Our first article discussed the importance of financial planning; our second article explored how middle-aged couples can benefit from a dynamic financial plan;...

The Morning View: October 29, 2020

The Morning View: October 29, 2020

Morning View - October 29, 2020 from Argent Financial on Vimeo. In this morning’s data, the first reading on GDP for the third quarter came in at an annualized rate of 33.1%, higher than estimates. Personal Consumption was strong while Business Spending was a bit...

The Politics of Election-Year Financial Planning

The Politics of Election-Year Financial Planning

The competing candidates for president are polar opposites in terms of taxes, adding a new urgency to year-end tax planning. Just what are they proposing? Originally published on Kiplinger.com October 24, 2020   Planning for the next presidential administration...

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Redding

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Redding

Meet David Redding, who is in Argent's Austin, TX office and has been with us for 2 1/2 years.   Q. What led you to Argent? A. I was blessed to find Argent in 2018 after I got caught in a corporate downsizing at my former employer. Argent was exactly what I was...

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