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The economy’s complex and markets are always changing. Interest rates are at historic lows, but that may not last if the Fed raises rates. A mortgage might be a good investment today, but rising house prices might make it a poor investment tomorrow. And how do you know if the growth in housing prices is sustainable, or if it’s a bubble that’s going to burst?

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  • September 25, 2019

First Western Trust Recognized as One of Colorado’s Most Community-Minded Companies First Western Trust has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Colorado by…

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  • September 23, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, September 20th, 2019 Recap & Commentary Equity markets fell slightly during a week that seemingly lacked direction or conviction.…

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  • September 16, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, September 13, 2019 Recap & Commentary Markets drifted higher over the course of the week, supported by improved sentiment…

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  • September 9, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, September 6, 2019 Recap & Commentary Markets shook off weak U.S. manufacturing and employment data, to end the holiday-shortened…

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Financial Markets Update
  • September 5, 2019

First Western’s Chief Investment Officer, John Sawyer discusses the current state of the markets, including recent volatility and the yield curve inversion.  Mr. Sawyer will…

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  • September 3, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, August 30, 2019 Recap & Commentary After four consecutive weeks of declines, markets ended August on a high note,…

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  • August 26, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, August 23rd, 2019 Recap & Commentary Markets ended lower for the week following another escalation of trade tensions between…

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  • August 19, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, August 16, 2019 Recap & Commentary Global equity markets ended lower, following a turbulent week in which the S&P…

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  • August 12, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, August 9, 2019 Recap & Commentary Global equity markets ended the week lower as investors weighed the longer-term ramifications…

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  • August 5, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, August 2, 2019 Recap & Commentary Markets ended the week lower, with the S&P 500 suffering its largest weekly…

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  • July 29, 2019

Week in Review Week Ending: Friday, July 26, 2019 Recap & Commentary Markets ended the week little changed as investors bided their time analyzing second…

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