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Quarterly Dividend Select Commentaries

Dividend Select Commentary – 2Q17

Following an amazing five year period for high dividend stocks, the second quarter and first half of 2017 is now behind us and the Argent Dividend Select ended the first half up 3.3% (net of fees), behind both the S&P 500® and Russell 1000® Value indices.   We are okay with this.  After all, given the […]

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Dividend Select Commentary – 1Q17

The first quarter of 2017 is officially in the books and, at least as I write this, it appears that Spring has sprung! I don’t know about you, but we certainly hope that a return to winter is not in our future.   Investors surely feel the same way about the market, and what has been […]

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Dividend Select Commentary – 4Q16

It finally happened! The Federal Reserve made good on its promise to raise interest rates.  In December 2016, the Fed raised rates by 0.25% and the market took the increase in stride.  It is important to note that even with the increase; interest rates remain at historically low levels.  As a reminder, the goal of […]

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Dividend Select Commentary – 3Q16

It was a good third quarter for all US stock investors, and we are happy with the 3.2 % net return of Argent’s Dividend Select strategy. We are even more pleased that average annual returns over the past five years are 16.1%. While it is unreasonable to expect such high double digit average returns to […]

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Dividend Select Commentary – 2Q16

The Argent Dividend Select strategy ended the second quarter of 2016 up 3.0% (gross of fees) finishing slightly ahead of the S&P 500® Index return of 2.5% and behind the Russell 1000® Value Index return of 4.6%.  Importantly, as of quarter-end, the Argent Dividend Select portfolio maintained a portfolio yield of 3.5%, well ahead of […]

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