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The Morning View from West End: April 16, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, Retail Sales increased 0.6% in March, a much needed rebound from the 0.1% decrease the previous month. The control group, which excludes...

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The Morning View from West End: April 11, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index fell 0.1% in March, slightly lower than the flat reading expected by economists.  The index increased 2.4% on an...

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Retirement delay could give you increased benefits

Money Matters: April 2018 By Chuck Dudley How we normally approach retirement First, we have to look at our traditional approach to retirement. Use your company 401k, contribute to an IRA of some type, buy some equities or mutual funds for growth,...

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The Morning View from West End: April 6, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the economy added 103,000 jobs in March, lower than the 175k estimated by economists. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%. A gauge...

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The Return of Risk

BY: Jim McElroy, SVP-Investments jmcelroy@argentfinancial.com Throughout 2017, as the S&P 500 powered to a 20% total return, volatility, as measured by the CBOE VIX index, remained mostly below 15 and seemed to be glued to a level of 10. The VIX price is...

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The Morning View from West End: March 28, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the final reading on GDP growth in the fourth quarter 2017 was 2.9%. This was higher than the previous reading of 2.5%, given slight...

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How to approach legacy assets in your estate planning

By Mark Hartnett, president, Argent Family Wealth Services   After a loved one passes away, surviving family members frequently find themselves squabbling not over money, but over personal items left behind. In many cases, the value of these so-called “legacy”...

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Humble Confidence

BY: Kyle McDonald, Chief Executive Officer posted March 19, 2018 About five years ago, I figured out what sets our company apart. It was November 2013 and I was reading a blog post by TV sportscaster Samantha Ponder in which she talked about growing up, and what has...

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The Morning View from West End: March 13, 2018

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager (615) 591-0611   mbartlett@argenttrust.com Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in February and 2.2% on an annual basis. The core rate, which excludes food and energy costs, also...

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