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Quarterly Investment Commentary

Quarterly Attribution Commentaries – 4Q23

24 January 2024

In the fourth quarter, the stock market appreciated considerably and closed at the highs for the year as investor confidence in a soft landing scenario increased. Defying recession fears throughout 2023, employment and other economic data stood firm, and U.S. Treasury yields declined considerably as optimism grew for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts in 2024. All Argent strategies (Large Cap, Dividend Select, Mid Cap, SMID and Focused Small Cap) outperformed their benchmarks net of fees in the fourth quarter.

Large Cap Growth Attribution

Russell 1000 Growth

S&P 500

Dividend Select Attribution

Russell 1000 Value

Mid Cap Attribution

Russell Midcap

SMID Cap Attribution

Russell 2500

Focused Small Cap Attribution

Russell 2000

Views expressed herein represent the opinion of the portfolio manager as of the date above and are subject to change. The information provided in this report should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. You should not assume that investments in any securities within these sectors were or will be profitable. A list of stocks recommended by Argent in the past year is available upon request.
Performance returns cited represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Returns assume reinvestment of dividend and interest but returns do not reflect the effect of taxes and/or fees that an investment would incur. Please click on the individual attribution report for additional performance details and disclaimers.