Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first article, “Who dominates global steel production & trade?” is from Wolf Street. It discusses the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel, and how the rest of the world fares. Steel production in China has boomed this…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “The world’s fifth largest economy is about to require solar panels for all new homes,” is from Forbes magazine. California is going to be the first state to require new homes to have solar power installed.…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Why millennials will learn nothing from Facebook’s privacy crisis,” by the New York Post, discusses why millennials aren’t concerned about the Facebook data scandal. Surveys reveal that only 20 percent of millennials are even a little…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Robots are learning to handle with care,” by The Wall Street Journal, discusses the increased use of “soft” robotic hands in factories. Soft-handed machines are considered a game-changer because they don’t need to be…

The stock market sees its shadow

Commentators often call a decline in stock prices after a sustained rise a “correction,” as if the previous rise was somehow an error. Normally, we refrain from such nomenclature, because no one knows what drives share prices in the short run. But in the case of recent declines in U.S.…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Minimum wage massacre: Canadian part-time jobs crash most in history,” by ZeroHedge, discusses the January unemployment rate in Canada, which rose above 5.9 percent for the first time since 2009. Some believe the increase…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Why California has the nation’s worst poverty rate,” by the Mises Institute, reveals that the ‘black eye’ of California is its 20% poverty rate. One in five Californians lives below the poverty line. Some…