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Trump’s first 100 days

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, and we’re all wondering what “The World According to Trump” will look like. Given his penchant for late-night Twitter eruptions and policy head fakes, no one knows if the President-elect is serious about bringing fundamental change to the U.S. economy.… Continue reading →

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Rates increase for first time in 2016

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 0.50 percent and 0.75 percent, signaling a strengthening US economy. We anticipated this hike, as did the stock market, which has already priced in a December rate hike. For many, this has not come as a surprise. The Fed is… Continue reading →

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How to invest in “any economy”

Earlier this week, I appeared on Fox Business “Countdown to the Closing Bell” with host Liz Claman to weigh in on current market conditions and strategies for investors to consider over the short- and long-term. Liz and I discussed Fort Pitt’s investing philosophy – namely why we look to buy good companies in unloved sectors,… Continue reading →

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What’s going on in the bond market?

The bond market has taken a turn over the last few weeks. There are a number of reasons for this decline, with the obvious being we have a new President-elect that may not be as accommodating to the notion of unlimited government bond buying to artificially depress lending cost. Now, the market is readjusting to… Continue reading →

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The Trump Era – One Week In

Now that the President-elect has begun to pick some key players in his new administration (he named his Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist over the weekend), we wanted to follow up on our initial comments from last Wednesday on the sea-change that is Donald Trump. After an initial wave of selling in the initial… Continue reading →

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