Build Your Portfolio Like a Super Bowl Champion

Professional football teams are built similar to any other well-run organization. Good management and a talented, hard-working team will put themselves into situations that enable them to succeed more often than not. With one of the biggest national sporting events quickly approaching, we take a look at how the Super Bowl relates to portfolio opportunities, and how[...] Continue reading
28 January, 2014

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. Although there have been significant[...] Continue reading
17 January, 2014

A new year for the markets

Overall, 2013 was a good year for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 29.6 percent, an impressive number. However, as we look toward 2014, a moderate correction should be expected. We are anticipating S&P 500 earnings at about $112/share, lower than the $120/share consensus. Using a 17x multiple, we get a fair value for the S&P of[...] Continue reading
8 January, 2014

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 we’ve circulated internally during December. Morgan[...] Continue reading
3 January, 2014

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