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Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone enjoys the holiday season and has a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration this week. As we reflect and take the time to give thanks, we of course want to express our gratitude to our clients and blog readers. 2014 has been a great year for Fort Pitt Capital Group, as we were able to… Continue reading →

Market headlines as the buying season approaches

My latest CNBC “Closing Bell” appearance dissected recent market activity. I weighed in on international markets, pointing out that while China is ripe for investment, investors should tread carefully. In addition, I appeared on Fox Business “After the Bell” to offer perspective on how current financial headlines could impact investors. I weighed in on Apple… Continue reading →

Markets react post-election

Post-election market action has been the talk on financial news networks; I joined the Fox Business “After the Bell” market panel to offer some perspective. We touched on the U.S. economy and how growth will likely accelerate, something discussed in detail in one of my other recent blog posts, “Economic deliverance…or deception?” We also talked… Continue reading →

Economic deliverance…or deception?

Leo Tolstoy said the two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Ordinary Americans have demonstrated extraordinary patience since the financial crisis in 2008, absorbing extended hits to real wages and household incomes that have caused many to question the generational “bargain” that our kids will always do better than we did. If asked, middle-… Continue reading →

Activist investors’ impact

Company shakeups spurred by shareholder activism appear to be a growing trend. With this in mind, I offer insight on why activist investing might be taking off and — as this trend gains strength — outline if such movements will push companies too far. Click on the podcast above to hear more.

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