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2020 Financial Markets Update

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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, […]

2020 Financial Markets Update

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 […]

2020 Financial Markets Update

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 […]