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The latest in earnings action

Companies are in the midst of releasing Q1 earnings reports, which give insight into their performance over the last quarter and offer a glimpse into future profitability. For long-term investors like Fort Pitt Capital Group, determining the potential success of a stock over time is essential. This week I offered my reaction to earnings to… Continue reading →

Charlie’s mid-month reading list

It has been a busy month here at Fort Pitt Capital Group. So busy, in fact, that it was difficult to sort out the stuff we wanted to share. Below are several articles we found particularly interesting. In a fascinating memo that captures our investing approach and has become a core reading, Howard Marks shares… Continue reading →

Employment report & market direction

On Friday, April 4, I returned to CNBC’s “Closing Bell” market panel to discuss market outlook amid reactions to the most recent jobs report. Ultimately, the employment report fell below hopes, presenting merely “good” rather than “great” results. Perhaps great results would have kept large momentum stocks going, but instead we witnessed a fall. Check… Continue reading →

Bad money habits children inherit

Of all the knowledge and habits that children inherit from their parents, perhaps some of the most important skills that are passed down are financial skills, though they are not always good. How parents interact with money and practice their financial habits can have a profound impact on their children. Last week, I was included… Continue reading →

Our outlook on domestic energy

I was recently invited to appear on Fox Business “After the Bell” to help make sense of the day’s market activity and offer Fort Pitt’s perspective on investments. As our clients and blog readers know, we take a long-term approach when it comes to client portfolios. One of the sectors that fits with our philosophy… Continue reading →

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