Bonds: Post crisis evaluation

Reporter Jon Sindreu from the Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article titled, “In the new bond market, bigger is better,” discussing how the bond market has been reshaped by post crisis regulations. I was able to provide commentary regarding the differences in selling a bond prior to the financial…

Manufacturing: Growth in the age of automation

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently published an op-ed written by Fort Pitt Chief Investment Officer, Charlie Smith. It examines the economic growth outlook for the U.S. in light of the automation wave. In today’s world, manufacturing competition is strong, so how does the U.S. keep up? Restrictive tariffs and trade barriers…

CNBC: Q3 earnings outlook

As third quarter earnings kick off, I returned to CNBC “Closing Bell” to discuss specific companies and outlook for different sectors. Overall we are expecting Q3 earnings to surprise moderately to the upside, but anticipate material reductions in guidance going forward, which will result in a drop in 2017 estimates…

Bond ladders vs. bond funds

For some investors, deciphering whether to buy individual bonds and create a bond ladder or simply put some retirement money into a bond fund is a confusing matter. I was recently quoted in a Money.com piece that illustrates the benefits and drawbacks of bond ladders and bond funds. There isn’t…