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ram·part /ˈram-pärt/ Noun 1. A defensive wall of a fort or castle. 2. A means of protection or defense.

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Charlie’s month-end reading list

Hello, Ramparts readers! We’re back with some fascinating (to us…at least!) articles circulating here at Fort Pitt. The first piece is by Liz Alderman of The New York Times, titled “Greek bureaucracy, not just austerity, is an economic drag.” Greece is going through tough times, and while reversing so called “austerity” sounds like a solution,… Continue reading →

Tech stock standouts to watch

I recently appeared on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” to offer my top three tech standouts. SanDisk, Xilinx, and CA, Inc. all focus on the non-consumer, and offer a great buying opportunity. While Xilinx may be an off the radar stock for some investors, the product that they offer is used for mobile networks and shows future… Continue reading →

Barron’s ranks Fort Pitt Advisors best in PA

Barron’s released their annual 2015 Top Advisor Rankings by State and we are proud to announce that our own Mike Blehar and Ted Bovard have made the list yet again. The ranking distinguishes the top advisors in each state based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, quality of the practice and other… Continue reading →

Money market fund reform

The low interest rate environment and pending reform has caused some investors to question the purpose of investing in money market funds…and rightly so. As such, we thought it would be valuable to address both issues on our blog and offer readers some perspective. We use money market funds (MM funds) as a place to… Continue reading →

Stocks that aren’t getting clobbered by a rising dollar

During my latest Fox Business segment, anchor Liz Claman asked what made Boeing, Honeywell and Xilinx “sparkly” enough to fit into a portfolio. The strategy is part of our cyclical bias in the portfolios where moving away from the defensive. Find out why we like each company specifically and what made host David Asman ask… Continue reading →

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