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Reducing Equities in Asset Allocation Targets

The Argent Allocation Strategy Committee recently decided to move to a slightly underweight position for equities in asset allocation targets. The decision considered the attractiveness of other asset classes relative to equities, mixed economic data, restrictive...


The Morning View: June 2, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/832645685?h=51a4c51742&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 In this morning’s data, the economy added 339,000 jobs in May, again more than expected and the...


The Morning View: May 26, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/830576244?h=cda3003224&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Announced this morning, Personal Income grew 0.4% in April, as expected. Personal Spending grew...


Trust Provisions Addressing Substance Use Require Flexibility

BY: TIMOTHY BARRETT, J.D.Trust Counsel, Argent Trust Parents fearing substance abuse by their beneficiaries can include instructions aimed at deterring addictive behavior and blocking the potential misuse of funds. Originally published on Kiplinger.com May 23,...


Market Perspectives- May 2023

Expectations Reset •  The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) raised rates, potentially for the last time, to a Fed Funds range of 5-5.25%, the highest since September 2007. • Inflation levels are falling, with April’s Headline CPI dropping to 4.9% from the June...


The Morning View: May 10, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/825503060?h=9bee839c79&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in April, as expected and higher...


Market Update -May 2023

A Month At-A-Glance Global equities rose in April amid regional banking stress and worsening leading economic indicators. Despite the worries, the economy remains resilient and has yet to contract. Investors waited for the Fed’s early May rate decision—widely believed...


The Morning View: May 5, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/824121095?h=da1f847826&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Announced this morning, the economy added 253,000 jobs in April, much higher than...


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