Charlie’s month-end reading list

Hello Ramparts readers; it’s time for the next set of monthly reads…hand-selected by the analysts at Fort Pitt Capital Group. Enjoy! The first piece is by Ruth Simon and Caelainn Barr, titled “Endangered species: Young US entrepreneurs.” According to a recent report, the share of people under age 30 who own  businesses has reached a 24-year low. The generational[...] Continue reading
3 February, 2015

Investing in municipal bonds as interest rate hike looms

Speculation has been renewed over a hike in interest rates -- after all, the increase has been pending for the last three years… Reuters practice management reporter Hilary Johnson decided to provide her advisor readers with tips on how to discuss muni bonds with clients, given that a rate hike seems to be imminent. I offered some perspective to the piece, which you[...] Continue reading
21 January, 2015

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here’s what the team at Fort Pitt hand-picked for the last round of monthly reads before 2015!  Happy New Year! First up is a New York Times piece by Keith Bradsher, titled “China’s housing resists efforts to spur market.” China’s housing market is under serious pressure, with prices for newly constructed housing falling from one to nine percent in recent[...] Continue reading
30 December, 2014

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Since November is already at a close, it’s time for another round of reads from the team at Fort Pitt. Check it out: First up is Beth Reinhard and Damian Paletta’s Wall Street Journal article, “How the economy is stoking voter anger at incumbent governors,” which examines the US economic recovery. While unemployment is down and consumer confidence is up, wages[...] Continue reading
1 December, 2014

Charlie’s month-end reading list

It’s time for another round of good reads from the team here at Fort Pitt. Check it out: First is a short piece from MarketWatch.com by Elizabeth O’Brien, “401(k) contribution ‘max’ to rise to $18,000 for 2015.” According to the IRS, next year’s elective contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k)s will increase to $18,000, from $17,500.[...] Continue reading
31 October, 2014

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