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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: 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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Argent Employee Spotlight – Dominique Richard

Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. Towards the end of 2018, an employee in Argent’s Shreveport office (who I previously worked with at another firm) recommended Argent to myself and another former colleague in Baton Rouge. After several emails,...

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The Morning View: September 11, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.4% in August and has increased 1.3% on an annual basis, both slightly more than expected. Used Cars & Trucks saw large price...

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Monthly Investment Commentary

September 2020 BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments – Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Investor optimism continued its rise in August amid mounting hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and data reaffirming solid global growth. The S&P 500 reached an all-time high...

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Retirement Times Newsletter

September 2020 This month's Retirement Times offers a summary of T. Rowe Price's annual report on 401(k) plan recordkeeping and Empower's report "Scoring the Progress of Retirement Savers." Additionally, the issue providers considerations for offering a Phased...

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The Morning View: September 4, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added 1,371,000 jobs in August, a bit more than expected. The Retail Trade industry was strong, while the Motor Vehicles and Parts industry was weak. The Unemployment...

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Argent Employee Spotlight – Tim Quinn

Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I joined Argent in October 2018 after more than 35 years in wealth management with a large national bank firm. I was attracted to Argent because of its excellent corporate reputation in the markets we serve. I...

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