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Down… but not necessarily out

At Fort Pitt Capital, we describe our Individual Securities investment process as owning well run companies at reasonable prices and holding on to them. Our goal is competitive long-term portfolio returns, with overall volatility less than the market. As always, some names in the portfolio perform better than others in a given period. Over the… Continue reading →

Economic indicators and your money

It was a busy week for earnings and economic data, which means it was a busy week for me! After appearing on CNBC on Monday for “Closing Bell,” I was back on CNBC for Tuesday’s “Power Lunch” to discuss Facebook’s earnings report. While debating the evaluation of Facebook, I expressed my bearish stance and that Facebook… Continue reading →

Staying local: Buy low and sell high

I recently appeared on CNBC “Closing Bell” to discuss the Chinese economy verses the U.S. economy and where we see a better opportunity. The Chinese economy may be a hot place to buy short term, but we’re not buying in China. The American economy is slowly getting stronger and we’re looking to add names that… Continue reading →

Identity theft and online security seminar recap

Identity theft has been a large concern for consumers, so we addressed the issue by hosting our very own cybersecurity event to enhance education about security measures. The event was a great turnout, but in case you didn’t make it, we’ve gathered presentation highlights to help you understand the process of protecting your identity. Identity… Continue reading →

Identity theft protection resource guide

In advance of our event on cybersecurity, we have some material available to help you understand the process of protecting your identity. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, so it’s important to know how to guard yourself from becoming a victim or know what to do if you fall prey.… Continue reading →

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