Our 2020 vision

Given that the stock market generally discounts events at least 6 months in advance, summer is the time for judging the upcoming market year. Investors are turning their focus to 2020 - particularly prospects for world economies, corporate earnings and interest rates. There are four major economic factors driving market…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

Here are the latest informative and interesting articles circulating at Fort Pitt: The first article, "2017 deferred interest study: Which retailers use it?" is a WalletHub piece by reporter Alina Comoreanu detailing the lure of deferred interest. As the holiday shopping season approaches, shoppers need to be aware of the specific terms…

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…

Market update: Key Q3 takeaways

As 2015 third quarter earnings wind down, here’s a look at how the markets are stacking up. Overall, we’re seeing that S&P 500 earnings have come in as anticipated; about two percent down year over year. If energy companies are excluded, it’s showing about six percent gains year over year.…

Charlie’s month-end reading list

We've compiled a new list of articles that piqued our interest this month. Improving earnings and views that corporate America might be loosening up its purse strings were particularly good to see in August. Unfortunately, some small businesses continue to struggle, and housing remains a concern. Check it out: First…

The latest in earnings action

Companies are in the midst of releasing Q1 earnings reports, which give insight into their performance over the last quarter and offer a glimpse into future profitability. For long-term investors like Fort Pitt Capital Group, determining the potential success of a stock over time is essential. This week I offered…

 Estate Planning Myths and Tips

Register for Estate Planning Myths and Tips on Jul 21, 2020, 12:30