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The “everything” rally

The equity market rally picked up steam in the final quarter of the year as investors cheered a deescalation of trade tensions with China, signs of bottoming economic data, corporate earnings results that were better than feared, and the Federal Reserve’s third interest rate cut in 2019. The S&P 500…

Expect the unexpected

Calendar 2019 was an interesting and unexpected year in the fixed income market. After four interest rate increases in 2018, it was widely expected that the Federal Reserve would continue to tighten the money supply in order to regain a “normal” interest rate yield curve. Entering the year with the…

Kate Shirk Employee Spotlight

For our latest installment of the Employee Spotlight, we’re excited to sit down with Kate Shirk, Talent and Development Manager here at Fort Pitt Capital Group. Kate joined us 7 months ago as our first dedicated human resources professional and has hit the ground running. Her focus is on helping…

2020 Client Appreciation Event

This year, the Fort Pitt Capital Group Annual Client Appreciation event was also a celebration of our 25th anniversary. With over 500 people in attendance at the Pittsburgh event, there were also presentations in Bonita Springs, FL and Harrisburg, PA. The event started with a look back at the firm…

Tax time Q&A: Where’s your 1099?

After a year of impressive returns in a strengthening bull market, we know that our clients are eager to file their 2019 tax returns. Like past years, custodians including Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, and U.S. Bancorp will mail individuals who haven’t enrolled in paperless delivery their important tax documents.…

Should you work past your retirement age?

It’s common for investors to hear that they should delay retirement and work for an additional few years. Although the benefits and implications that come along with working past retirement age may seem obvious, it doesn’t always register how age can impact retirement savings. The amount of money they’ll need…