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…

Tackling debt before and during retirement

When anticipating retirement, advanced planning is the common thread that binds your financial future together. Therefore, managing debt during retirement is easier when you have a plan. Approximately 10 years before retirement, reassess your financial position and create a feasible plan to pay down consumer debt -- that includes credit…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are some of the latest topics of interest at Fort Pitt Capital: The first article, "Landlord's view of the brick and mortar meltdown," published on Wolf Street by reporter John McNellis discusses the decline of traditional retail from a landlord’s perspective. McNellis indicates that clicks have not yet completely replaced bricks,…

Not so sunny in Puerto Rico

Debt has been a hot topic worldwide the last couple of years as we see European nations as well as American cities struggle to get their hands around their funding needs. For the most part, those cities and states have been in the restructuring phase and we will continue to…