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Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital Group: The first article, “China’s manufacturing powerhouse Guangdong suspends PMI data release as numbers slide,” is from U.S. News & World Report. A Chinese export hub, Guangdong, has stopped publishing monthly economic data at the “request” of…

Inside the Fort: Outreach Teen & Family Services

Here at Fort Pitt, we love being involved in our community in the Greater Pittsburgh region and giving back to different causes. Last month, Mike Blehar was featured in the Outreach Teen & Family Services (Outreach) newsletter for his dedication to the organization. Outreach is a local non-profit community-based counseling agency providing…

Holiday gift giving alternatives

Although the holiday season is supposed to be a relaxing and memorable time spent with family and loved ones, many people often feel pressured to find the perfect gift. Grandparents and parents in particular may find it difficult to get gifts that younger family members really want and will find…

Employee Spotlight: Thomas Lindgren

This past October, we welcomed Thomas (Tom) Lindgren to the team. As an investment accountant at FPCG, Tom has hit the ground running and has been working closely with the back office team to support the day-to-day data oversight and maintenance of client activity and reports. As a new team…

2019 Vetrepreneur of the Year Award

Fort Pitt Capital Group is excited to announce their sponsorship role in the 2019 Vetrepreneur of the Year Award for the second year in a row. This prestigious award is presented to a Pittsburgh area veteran business owner with strong character, who allows the company to prosper, and cultivates growth…

Train Spotting

My first boss told me something years ago about the bond market that I’ll never forget. He said, “never stand in front of a moving train.” I think about it every time I trade. He meant that if interest rates (the train) start to move quickly in one direction and…

The Pottery Barn Economy

Back in 2002, then U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell had a very blunt and direct way of framing the dilemma over invading Iraq. He called it the Pottery Barn rule: “You break it, you bought it,” he said. Powell’s phraseology ultimately proved prophetic - presaging a painful chapter in American…