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The Fed & rising rates

Concern over the Federal Reserve raising rates continues to dominate headlines. I returned to Fox Business News “After the Bell” in the midst of fresh debates over the Fed, stemming from the annual conference in Jackson Hole. Myself and the panel offered insight on why it’s actually a good thing if rates go up and… Continue reading →

Should investors worry about an EU recession?

Last week, I returned to WBBM-AM, Chicago’s CBS NewsRadio, where I discussed market direction and how certain global events are impacting investor confidence. I talked with “Noon Business Hour” hosts Kris Kridell and Sherman Kaplan specifically about EU recession concerns, and whether investors should re-evaluate portfolio holdings related to that area. “We are value investors,… Continue reading →

Debt weighing down retirement savings plans

Travis Sollinger and I were recently quoted in a USA Today article about the impeding effect that debt has on successful retirement planning. We talked with reporter Rodney Brooks about various types of debt — including credit card, student loan, and mortgage debt — all of which thousands of Americans are burdened with. While many… Continue reading →

Introducing Pete Jannetta

We are excited to announce the addition of Pete Jannetta, Director of Business Development, to the Fort Pitt team. Pete, who has over 15 years of experience with various international investment and equity firms, will focus on growing our company’s institutional client base. Pete boasts an impressive background in international equity sales trading and research… Continue reading →

Charlie’s month-end reading list

It’s time for another compilation of articles circulating here at Fort Pitt Capital Group. A thought-provoking piece from Eric Sprott titled “The ongoing rot in the economy” takes a hard look at today’s US economy, suggesting that real disposable income per capita has only increased modestly since the Great Recession. The major takeaway from this… Continue reading →

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