News & Our Thinking

News & Our Thinking
Quarterly Investment Commentary

Quarterly Attribution Commentaries

28 April 2021

During the first quarter of 2021, the economic recovery continued with the conclusion of the presidential election, the increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines and the additional $1.9 trillion stimulus from the federal government. The market shifted away from the “stay-home-stocks” and into more cyclical sectors such as Financials and Industrials.

This shift into quality, cyclical growth stocks with reasonable valuations, helped performance in the Argent portfolios. Argent continued to selectively upgrade its portfolios during the quarter with companies that exhibit strong cash flows, sturdy balance sheets and above-average returns on capital. Please see our attribution commentaries below for more detail.

Mid Cap Attribution

Russell Midcap

Dividend Select Attribution

Russell 1000 Value

Small Cap Core Attribution

Russell 2000

Large Cap Growth Attribution

Russell 1000 Growth

S&P 500