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2017 Economic & Market Outlook

February 8, 2017

In January 2017, Chief Investment Officer Debbie Silversmith hosted her annual economic outlook, featuring a team of panelists from First Western Trust’s Investment Policy Committee. This year’s panelists included Debbie Silversmith; Warren Olsen, co-founder and investment policy committee member at First Western Trust; Barry Julien, president and chief investment officer; Karen Post, managing director; and David Stern, Director of Investment Research at First Western Trust.

The four panelists discussed their outlook for the economy in 2017, providing insights into corporate earnings, the European market, emerging markets, interest rate hikes, and the equity and bond market in 2017.

Watch a few highlights from the event below:

Debbie Silversmith and Warren Olsen share their insights into the U.S.’s market expansion in 2017.


Karen Post and Debbie Silversmith discuss changing sentiments in corporations and their impact on corporate earnings.


Warren Olsen shares his thoughts on risk in Europe.


Barry Julien provides insight into his expectations for interest rate hikes in 2017.


Debbie Silversmith and Barry Julien offer their perspectives on equity and fixed income markets in 2017.


For a recap of our presentation, check out our slide share:

Is your portfolio set up for success in 2017? Our investment experts are available to answer your questions and discuss your portfolio.

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