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Weekly Investor – February 20, 2018

  Return to Positive Territory The S&P 500 returned 4.3% last week to put the index back in positive territory for the year. U.S. stocks had their best week in five years. Volatility is a key concern for investors, as the steady upward climb of 2017 has not carried over into 2018.  That is in […]

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Large Cap Commentary – December 2017

December closed out a strong year for the market, and for Argent clients. Now, the fun begins anew. January of 2018 will open with earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 and guidance for the year. Last month I highlighted the value of the market which, for the first time in nearly nine years, is […]

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Small Cap Commentary – 4Q17

With the year behind us, Argent’s Small Cap Core portfolio had a strong year up 17.2% (net of fees) and ahead of the Russell 2000® at 14.7%.  It also finished the quarter up 4.1% (net of fees) ahead of the Russell 2000 Index at 3.3%. We are very proud of our results but it is […]

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Dividend Select Commentary – 4Q17

As 2017 comes to a close, we look back on the Dividend Select strategy and we are happy with our overall results. The strategy has met our high expectations and is delivering outperformance versus the Russell 1000® Value Index on both a year-to-date and longer term basis. Argent’s Dividend Select strategy has remained popular for […]

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Argent Quarterly Investment Commentary – December 2017

“When the wind blows, even turkeys fly.” – Jerry Pogue   We repeat one of our favorite quotes above because it accurately sums up global stock market returns for 2017. In a year where hurricanes laid waste to parts of Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, when geo-political tensions flared with Russia, North Korea and the […]

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