Spring Break Budget Busters

This time of year is especially popular for college students to leave campus and head to sunny beaches on spring break. While everyone deserves some TLC every now and then, the cost of a spring break trip varies anywhere from $500-$900, depending on destination. But, what’s alarming is that 31 percent of students are using loan money to fund this vacation. Putting[...] Continue reading
26 March, 2018

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Minimum wage massacre: Canadian part-time jobs crash most in history,” by ZeroHedge, discusses the January unemployment rate in Canada, which rose above 5.9 percent for the first time since 2009. Some believe the increase was caused by an uptick in the minimum wage that went into[...] Continue reading
28 February, 2018

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first piece, “Minimum wage massacre: Canadian part-time jobs crash most in history,” by ZeroHedge, discusses the January unemployment rate in Canada, which rose above 5.9 percent for the first time since 2009. Some believe the increase was caused by an uptick in the minimum wage that went into[...] Continue reading
28 February, 2018

What to Know About Cryptocurrency

Written by: Charlie Smith | Founding Partner In recent months, it seems like one of the most talked about topics in the investment world is cryptocurrency. Investors constantly want to know what this hot trend is all about, whether they should invest, and what the future holds for blockchain, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and more. But, before we dive into our outlook[...] Continue reading
23 February, 2018

Analyze behavior, not the markets, during volatility

During market volatility, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day moves of the market. Even the best investments will have difficult years or challenging moments. Reacting – especially to what are ultimately passing events or the noise of the news – can lead to costly missteps. In our experience, successful investing requires a long-term outlook which, among[...] Continue reading
20 February, 2018

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