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Declare your financial independence

As you celebrate Independence Day and all it stands for, we suggest that you also consider your personal financial independence. Everyone, no matter their monetary situation, strives to achieve financial security. It starts with accountability and diligence. Budgeting Not only is it July 4, but it’s also midyear, which is a terrific time to reevaluate… Continue reading →

What do crises in Greece and Puerto Rico mean for your money?

Our short answer is: Not much. Greece is still a pimple on the world economy. Nearly all of its sovereign debt is now held by central banks, who can write it off with little lasting effect on world markets. The real issue is the domino effect. What if Italy, Portugal and Spain get the idea that… Continue reading →

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are a few of the latest articles to catch the eye of the research group at Fort Pitt Capital…check them out! The first piece, by Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal, “OPEC’s problem: There is no minister of shale,” examines the differences between US shale-oil producers and foreign competitors. Domestic companies are generally… Continue reading →

Pittsburgh interactive cybersecurity seminar

Cybersecurity continues to be an important matter for our clients and individuals across the country. As our lives become more digital, we are exposed to a new breed of threats to our personal security. That’s why, Fort Pitt Capital Group, in conjunction with American Century Investments, is excited to announce that we will be holding… Continue reading →

Rebalancing act: Portfolio moves to keep pace with rising interest rates

We continue to see positive signs from the U.S. economy. Economic growth remains steady, inflation is contained and employment statistics indicate that the Federal Reserve is making great progress in satisfying its dual mandate of price stability and full employment. Markets are therefore anticipating an end to the “easy money” regime, and it’s likely the… Continue reading →

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