Finding undervalued tech stocks

Last week, I was invited to appear on a CNBC “Closing Bell” market panel to discuss market movements during the holiday week. I specifically weighed in on finding value stocks in today’s environment and talked about technology being a sector we favor because, “productivity never goes out of style!” Check…

RMD Rules & Regulations

It’s hard to believe that another year is almost behind us. Year-end means a number of things for us at Fort Pitt. One perennial concern for our retired clients and clients who have inherited requirement assets is the matter of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). A recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article in…

Helping you keep what you already have

At Fort Pitt we don’t just place emphasis on growing your assets; we also focus on preserving what you already have. Taking into consideration your needs and risk tolerance, we put together an asset allocation strategy that protects our clients, while making sure they achieve their goals and objectives. [video…

Investment decisions & economic data

Ahead of economic data that was released -- highlighting weekly initial jobless claims and GDP reports -- I chatted with Reuters reporter Chuck Mikolajczak, offering insight on market direction and outlook. Given our long-term investment philosophy, I remind readers how to properly digest frequently released economic reports. “The only thing…

Thanksgiving Thank You

With the holiday season approaching, we wanted to extend our gratitude and appreciation to our clients and Ramparts’ readers. We value your commitment and confidence in us, as it continues to push our team to provide meaningful and exceptional service. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our clients…

Year-end investment outlook

On the heels of a recent Goldman Sachs announcement – forecasting a high probability of a 10 percent market drop come 2014 – Charlie Smith appeared on Fox Business to discuss year-end market projections and where he thinks the economy is headed over the next few months. Chatting with hosts…