Charlie’s Finance Articles October 2019

Here are Fort Pitt Capital Group’s finance articles for October 2019: Our first article, “Greta Thunberg to Poor Countries: Drop Dead,” comes from Mises Institute. Celebrity climate activist Greta Thunberg wants countries to drastically cut their carbon emissions. But this may hurt poorer countries because carbon emissions growth and economic…

Is the Fed going to cut rates?

With 2019 more than halfway over, there are a few things that investors should continue to keep an eye on until year-end that could lead to market movements. One of the biggest drivers continues to be Fed decisions – while they did not do anything in June, they did give…

The Fed’s in waiting mode

With a third of the year over already, much of the market volatility encountered in late 2018 is fading in the rear-view mirror. While the China trade dispute has reemerged recently as a top risk for investors, markets are still generally positive for 2019. Brexit and uncertainty about future Fed…

A new interest rate regime

As 2017 began, bond investors speculated on the impact of the new administration’s policies. How inflationary might lower taxes, deregulation and a big infrastructure bill be for the U.S. economy? The first quarter spike in 10-year Treasury rates (shown below) indicated that the bond market was expecting big increases in…