Charlie’s month-end reading list

Welcome back Ramparts readers! We’ve gathered another round of articles that caught our attention last month. Check it out: First is a piece from The Wall Street Journal written by William A. Galston, “The recovery that left out almost everybody.” Galston describes the disconnect between official job numbers and the economic experience of most Americans. Although[...] Continue reading
3 October, 2014

Charlie’s month-end reading list

We've compiled a new list of articles that piqued our interest this month. Improving earnings and views that corporate America might be loosening up its purse strings were particularly good to see in August. Unfortunately, some small businesses continue to struggle, and housing remains a concern. Check it out: First is a piece from Business Insider written by Ashley[...] Continue reading
2 September, 2014

Charlie’s month-end reading list

It’s time for another compilation of articles circulating here at Fort Pitt Capital Group. A thought-provoking piece from Eric Sprott titled “The ongoing rot in the economy” takes a hard look at today’s US economy, suggesting that real disposable income per capita has only increased modestly since the Great Recession. The major takeaway from this article is that[...] Continue reading
6 August, 2014

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Welcome back Ramparts readers! Just in time for some summer reading, we've collected an enticing list of articles that piqued our interest here at Fort Pitt: Many a millenial has taken on a heap of debt to fund a college education. Tyler Durden’s article, “What the $1+ trillion student debt bubble is being spent on,” shows us how the hundreds of billions in[...] Continue reading
2 July, 2014

Thoughts on the bond rally

What is fueling the U.S. Treasury markets 2014 rise? Have we reached the stage of capitulation? Capitulation: noun. The usually forced yielding of one’s person or possessions to the control of others. (Merriam-Webster) With the 30-year Treasury bond up over 16% for the year, we think it is important to dissect the factors behind the historic rally (Exhibit 1).[...] Continue reading
22 May, 2014

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