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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, “Here comes the Shanghai Accord 2.0: China unleashes gargantuan credit injection to start 2019” comes from ZeroHedge. This piece discusses China’s record credit impulse in January. Chinese financial institutions extended a record high…

Vladimir Ilyich Trump

“The issue of paper money is the worst kind of compulsory loan… It worsens the conditions principally of the workers, of the poorest section of the population.. It is the chief evil in the financial confusion.” —Vladimir Lenin No stranger to institutional thievery, Lenin would have no trouble recognizing the…

The Inversion Aversion

Most of 2018 played out according to plan in the bond market. Early in the year market strategist expected faster U.S. economic growth, higher inflation and a Federal Reserve that might be “behind the curve” in its efforts to head off inflation via higher interest rates. Tax cuts, healthy job…

Making the best of long-term care

There is nothing that can deplete retirement funds more than extensive health care and long-term care costs. During client review meetings, we believe incorporating a discussion regarding long-term care insurance is an important facet of a holistic financial plan. At some point in our lives we have either experienced personally…