Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital Group: The first article, “Farmageddon looms: Only 30% of U.S. corn fields have been planted, 5 year average is 66%”, is from ZeroHedge. Many farmers in America’s heartland have not been able to get their crops in…

Passive investing primer

Over the last several years, a debate between “passive” and “active” management has been raging in the investment industry. So far, the passive approach is winning – with the majority of net investment dollars recently flowing into index-oriented mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Passive investing has become so…