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Quarterly Dividend Select Commentaries

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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Dividend Select Commentary – 1Q16

Coming off of a stellar 2015, the Argent Dividend Select strategy ended the first quarter of 2016 up 1.7% (gross of fees), finishing ahead of the S&P 500® Index return of 1.4% and aligned with the Russell 1000® Value Index return of 1.6%. Additionally, as of quarter-end, the Argent Dividend Select portfolio maintained a portfolio […]

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