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The Morning View: June 7, 2019

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added just 75,000 jobs in May, much lower than the 175k estimate. The construction category was little changed in the month, while the professional & business...

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The Morning View: May 31, 2019

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 0.5% in April, above forecasts. In addition, Personal Spending increased 0.3% in April, also above forecasts. The PCE Core Deflator, a measure of...

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Estate Planning for Single Parents

Originally published on Kiplinger on March 20, 2019 BY: TIMOTHY BARRETT Wealth Advisor, Argent Trust Company | (502) 569-7400 Every estate planning conversation eventually focuses on the children, whether they are still minors or are grown, established and...

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The Morning View: May 15, 2019

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, Retail Sales for April fell 0.2%, below the slight increase expected. Sales for building & garden materials, electronic & appliance stores, and motor vehicles were weak,...

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The Morning View: May 10, 2019

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager In this morning’s announcement, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in April, a bit lower than forecasts, and grew 2.0% on an annual basis. The core rate, which excludes food and energy prices,...

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Investment Commentary: May 2019

May 2019 Stock markets around the world continued their upward climb in April. An index of global equities, the MSCI ACWI, is up over 16% in the first four months of 2019. This is its best four-month start to a year ever (going back to its inception date in 1988). The...

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