Charlie’s Finance Articles June 2020

Here are Fort Pitt Capital Group’s finance articles for June 2020: “Sizing the commercial real estate bust,” is our first article and it comes from The Institutional Risk Analyst. The impending commercial real estate bust in the U.S. may be bigger than the residential mortgage bust of the 2000s and…

The Kitchen Sink

If I’ve learned anything in the last few weeks, I now know what the Federal Reserve’s kitchen sink looks like! Since mid-March, in response to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Federal Reserve has not only reduced the level of overnight interest rates to zero, but they’ve also revived many…

The “everything” rally

The equity market rally picked up steam in the final quarter of the year as investors cheered a deescalation of trade tensions with China, signs of bottoming economic data, corporate earnings results that were better than feared, and the Federal Reserve’s third interest rate cut in 2019. The S&P 500…

Expect the unexpected

Calendar 2019 was an interesting and unexpected year in the fixed income market. After four interest rate increases in 2018, it was widely expected that the Federal Reserve would continue to tighten the money supply in order to regain a “normal” interest rate yield curve. Entering the year with the…

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…

 Estate Planning Myths and Tips

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