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Market Update – May 2022

Market Update – May 2022

A Month At A Glance • Both equities and fixed income posted large losses for the month • US core bonds fell 2.0% in April, posting their fifth consecutive month of losses • The US dollar surged 4.7% last month and has now appreciated 7.7% this year • Despite the...

Market Update – May 2022

A Month At A Glance • Both equities and fixed income posted large losses for the month • US core bonds fell 2.0% in April, posting their fifth consecutive month of losses • The US dollar surged 4.7% last month and has now appreciated 7.7% this year • Despite the...

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Market Update – May 2022

Monthly Market Update

February 2022 A Month At-A-Glance • Volatility picked up in January resulting in negative returns for both equities and fixed income. • Fed Chair Jerome Powell has become increasingly hawkish over the last two months as inflation has continued to run at 40-year highs....

Should You Own Your Home in Your Trust?

Should You Own Your Home in Your Trust?

Homes are illiquid assets that produce no income and come with ongoing costs for upkeep. Those issues can cause some snags with your trust. Originally published on Kiplinger.com February 8, 2022 A typical estate at death will include a personal residence. Many large...

The Morning View: February 4, 2022

The Morning View: February 4, 2022

A look at today's labor market report from our colleague at Argent Trust Company, Marshall Bartlett: Announced this morning, the economy added 467,000 jobs in January, higher than expected. The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 151,000 jobs, while...

Monthly Market Perspectives

Monthly Market Perspectives

Transitioning Inflation Sentiment is changing. This shift is evident at the grocery store checkout, at the gas pump, and most recently, in the financial markets. January opened on the heels of a still robust investment environment; the unknown, however, was quickly...

The Morning View: February 4, 2022

The Morning View: January 28, 2022

In this morning’s data, Personal Income increased 0.3% in December, less than expected, and Personal Spending decreased -0.6% in December, as expected. Meanwhile, the PCE Deflator, a key measure of inflation monitored by the Federal Reserve, remains elevated...

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