The Morning View: September 16, 2020

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,...

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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The Morning View: July 2, 2020

The Morning View: July 2, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added 4,800,000 jobs in June, more than expected. The Leisure & Hospitality sector saw the largest increase, while the Mining and Logging and Utilities industries...

Investment Outlook – July 2020

Investment Outlook – July 2020

Unprecedented BY: JIM McELROY, CFA   Jim McElroy It may be somewhat of an exaggeration to say that the last three months have been unprecedented, but we’re going to stick with that modifier. It’s true that here have been “plagues” in our lifetime that have...

How to Weather an Oil & Gas Industry Bust

How to Weather an Oil & Gas Industry Bust

3 Tips for Managing Mineral Rights During Volatile Times BY:  DAVID LUKE  |  President, Argent Mineral Management David Luke This spring, mineral rights owners experienced one of the most severe declines in oil prices in the history of our country. Global oil prices...

The Morning View: June 26, 2020

The Morning View: June 26, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Personal Spending increased 8.2% in May, a bit less than expected but still a rebound from a strong decrease in April. Conversely, Personal Income fell by -4.2% in May, slightly...

Managing Employee Retirement Plans in a Post-COVID World

Managing Employee Retirement Plans in a Post-COVID World

BY: RYAN BARNETT, JD  |  VP, Retirement Services, Heritage Retirement Plan Advisors   Ryan Barnett, JD A retirement plan is designed to accomplish big goals in small increments over many years. When done successfully, money in a retirement plan accumulates almost...

Why Landowners Should Partner With a Mineral Management Company

Why Landowners Should Partner With a Mineral Management Company

BY: KATHY CHRISTOFFEL, CTFA Market President, Argent Trust – Fort Worth & BUFFIE DRENNAN-CAMPBELL Property Manager, Argent Mineral Management Buffie Drennan-Campbell Kathy Christoffel   The extreme swings in oil prices during the past few months serves as a...

Argent Employee Spotlight – Jyotsaana Parajuli

Argent Employee Spotlight – Jyotsaana Parajuli

Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I moved from Dallas to be close with my family here in Ruston. I was working in public accounting, but I really wanted to get into the private industry. Fortunately for me, Argent had an opening for an Assistant...

Managing a High Touch Business in a Low Touch World

Managing a High Touch Business in a Low Touch World

BY: S. BOND PAYNE Vice Chairman, Corporate Development, Argent Financial Group Chairman, Argent Trust Company of Oklahoma Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Wealth Management Bond Payne When my daughters were young, they would sometimes ask what I did at the office....

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