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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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The Morning View: May 3, 2019

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added 263,000 jobs in April, more than the 190k estimate, and the unemployment rate fell two tenths to 3.6%, the lowest since the 1960’s. Average Hourly Earnings...

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