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Battle for Yield in Perilous Fixed Income Arena

Investing in Excellence At Fragasso Financial Advisors, our focus is to provide a quality client experience for every client through each and every department. Our… Read more

Mind the Gap

Despite grand campaigns for equality, the United States gender pay gap has hardly budged in a decade, with American women on average still earning only… Read more

How Financial Advisors Should Work with Nonprofits

In this video blog, Gregg Daily and Dotti Bechtol discuss the unique requirements of working with a nonprofit as a financial advisor and the importance… Read more

The Importance of Days of Giving in Our Region

Pittsburgh has one of the highest concentrations of nonprofits in the nation. Nonprofits provide vital services to communities and are especially important in tough economic… Read more

Why You Should Not Trust Your First Instincts in an Economic Downturn

American union bank“. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Economic downturns happen with regularity.  We have had 17 stock market downturns as measured by… Read more

Argentina En Default

Univision’s telenovela “Vidas Cruzadas,” UNIVISION. When reading Argentine economic news articles, words like “bonos” and “calificadora” may need to be translated. But “en default” translates… Read more

Four Easy Ways to Raise Financially Savvy Kids

Only 17 of the 50 states in America require high school students to take a personal finance course as a part of their secondary education¹.… Read more

Three Things Every New Investor Should Know

Michael Fertig, Vice President, discusses the three things every new investor should know. Watch the video to find out more!… Read more

What Is Next for Gold?

An illusion of safety Gold investing has generally been promoted as a safe storage of value for high anxiety and inflationary times. Examining historical data… Read more

China’s New Normal

photo credit: Sprengben via photopin cc The other day I was talking to my dad over the phone. As a general hotel manager at a… Read more


Foreword The World Cup has just kicked off in Brazil. While not all Americans fully appreciate the magnitude of the event, the World Cup is… Read more

$1 Billion in Investment Assets! What This Means for Our Clients

We have recently passed the $1 billion milestone for client assets where we provide management or other services. This is a tremendous achievement for us… Read more

5 Reasons to Hold onto Bonds in 2014

photo credit: David Paul Ohmer via photopin cc A historical persepctive During the last 30 years, bonds have been a rewarding investment, especially when adjusting… Read more

Life’s Transitions and Finances: Marriage, Divorce and Widowhood

Life changes like marriage, divorce and widowhood are considered among the most stressful to endure. That pressure is intensified when one’s finances are out of… Read more

Behavioral Finance Put to the Test with Undiscovered Managers

While markets are expected to behave efficiently over longer time frames, anomalies can appear in shorter spans. These anomalies are often attributed to human behavior.… Read more

High-Frequency Trading – a Tempest in a Teacup for Long-Term Investors

Michael Lewis, author of the “Big Short” and “Boomerang,” was promoting his new book “Flash Boys” on the March 30 episode of 60 Minutes on… Read more