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High frequency trading and the markets (Podcast)

High frequency trading (HFT) has been receiving a lot of attention, particularly after the release of Michael Lewis’ book, Flash Boys, which has renewed some fundamental disagreements over how it impacts the markets and investors. We decided to address the topic and offer our viewpoint in a recorded podcast with our Chief Investment Officer Charlie… Continue reading →

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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 →

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George Costanza advice for investors

On Monday, I was invited for a return appearance on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” market panel, which features a number of voices making sense of the day’s market activity and offering viewers investment insight. The segment wasn’t digitized and uploaded to the website this time around, but I thought I would offer our blog readers information… Continue reading →

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Charlie’s mid-month reading list

With the New Year comes plenty of new material we’ve been circulating here at Fort Pitt. Below are some noteworthy reads to ring in 2014: In a recent New York Times article, “Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed,” reporters Robert Pear and Reed Abelson explain how the government’s health care website is far from sound.… Continue reading →

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Charlie’s month-end reading list

Happy holidays to all of our Ramparts readers. We hope that everyone is enjoying time with their families and loved ones. This will be our last reading list for 2013, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the column and are looking forward to continued postings in 2014. With that said, below is a selection of articles… Continue reading →

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