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2015 Economic Outlook

February 12, 2015

First Western Trust’s Chief Investment Officer Debbie Silversmith and Investment Policy Committee Member Warren Olsen have spent the first part of the year traveling to many of our offices, sharing insights into global and domestic economies and expectations for 2015. We’ve captured videos from their events and invite you to view the presentation in its entirety, or from the video clips provided.

In our 2015 Economic Outlook at a Glance, Debbie Silversmith discusses First Western’s key expectations for the domestic and global equities markets, fixed income, interest rates and emerging markets.



In a series of shorter clips, Warren Olsen discusses the “race to the bottom” for many 0f the major currencies in the world, his perspective on Greece in today’s economic and political environment, and the impact of “cheap” oil.





Our final video shares the economic forecast in its entirety. The program is broken up into five key sections, listed below.

Introduction – 0:00
2014 recap – 1:20
Global economy 2015 – 10:50
Equity markets – 46:12
Fixed income markets – 52:24
So, what’s an investor to do? – 56:53





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