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Elections, Pandemics, and Recessions: Investing in Volatile Times

March 4, 2020

We live in an unpredictable world, especially for investors. In the last few years alone, we’ve seen some unprecedented short-term […]

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Choosing the Right CD for Your Financial Goals

February 6, 2020

A CD (certificate of deposit) is a set-it-and-forget-it kind of financial vehicle. Interest rates are modest, there’s virtually no risk, […]

Weather or Not, Stay Invested

February 20, 2018

Kyle Olson, CFA, Senior Investment Analyst 2017 was one of the strongest years on record for hurricanes in the Atlantic […]

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Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) Update

June 7, 2017

Investment Research Less than 18 months ago, investors were writing obituaries for midstream Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), calling their business […]

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4 Things to Look for in an Investment Advisor

April 17, 2017

Finding a trusted investment advisor can take time. While the investment strategy, asset allocation, and strength of the firm are […]

It’s Time to Look at Actively Managed Funds Again

March 17, 2017

Our Chief Investment Officer Debbie Silversmith writes for CNBC about why actively managed funds can shine in a rising interest […]

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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 […]

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The Media Is Not Your Friend

January 3, 2017

How the media’s singular focus on “Dow 20,000” is distorting investor expectations December 30, 2016 Since the election of Donald […]

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Stumped by a Trump Win? Investors Should Be Patient.

November 22, 2016

First Western Trust’s Chief Investment Officer Debra Silversmith writes for TheStreet.com about how investors should view a Trump presidency. The […]

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Post-Election Investment Webinar

November 10, 2016

The results of the Presidential Election surprised most pundits, initially sending stocks into a tail-spin, but within two days, the […]