Monthly Market Update- Investment Commentary

Monthly Market Update- Investment Commentary

June 2021 “Sell in May and go away.” This stock market proverb appeared to be sage advice – until May 13th. At that point global stocks were down over 2% from the beginning of the month. And previous hot market segments – such as SPACs, FAANMGs, semiconductors, clean...

Monthly Market Update- Investment Commentary

June 2021 “Sell in May and go away.” This stock market proverb appeared to be sage advice – until May 13th. At that point global stocks were down over 2% from the beginning of the month. And previous hot market segments – such as SPACs, FAANMGs, semiconductors, clean...

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The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com This morning, the European Central Bank (ECB) struck a somewhat dovish tone announcing it will stop its bond buying program by the end of December 2018 and will...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

The Morning View from West End: June 6, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the latest report on unit labor costs indicates a 2.9% increase in the first quarter, slightly higher than expected. In addition, nonfarm...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

The Morning View from West End: June 1, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the economy added 223,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate fell one tenth to 3.8%. Looking at wages, Average Hourly Earnings...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

The Morning View from West End: May 24, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Oil prices have risen in recent weeks, due in part to inventory level readings and geo‐political tensions (Iran). A barrel of West Texas Intermediate Crude oil...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

What You Need to Know About a 1031 Exchange

BY: JIM CHRISTMAN, Vice President & Trust Officer (337) 436-2966    jchristman@argenttrust.com Even though, thanks to tax reform, U.S. tax rates are today much more competitive on a global basis, our country still has some of the highest capital gains tax in the...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

Why Argent is Expanding its Focus on Prepaid Funeral Trusts

BY: MARK MILTON, SVP-Institutional Services (504) 291-8810   mmilton@argentfinancial.com The death of a loved one is never easy. For family members and close friends, the natural grieving process is compounded by the additional stress of having to quickly plan a...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

How Argent’s Culture Guided Me into the Ideal Job

BY: MATT BANKSTON, CFP® (318) 588-6530   mbankston@argenttrust.com By nature, I’m an analytical person. I like to build things. In fact, when I was growing up, I always thought I would be an engineer. I’ve been in the financial services industry now for about 15...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

Which is better? A good salary or good benefits?

BY: BYRON MOORE, CFP® posted May 7, 2018 Every weekday morning, I do CrossFit with Tim. Tim is a young dad, probably in his early thirties, who’s busy providing for his wife and three kids under the age of five. What a handful. Just last week, as we were leaving the...

The Morning View from West End: June 14, 2018

How to Plan Ahead for a Disabled Child’s Inheritance

Originally published on Kiplinger.com on May 16, 2018 BY: TIMOTHY BARRETT Wealth Advisor, Argent Trust Company (502) 569-7400 | tbarrett@argenttrust.com My friend David recently retired after 39 years as the leader of a life and casualty insurance business. His grown...

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