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Our Investment Research team provides timely financial expertise on ongoing market and economic developments and trends, while addressing questions that are top of mind for investors today.
Retail Sales January 2019
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What does recent data on consumer spending indicate about the state of the economy?
While some are asking if the economic expansion is ending, continued strength in consumer spending suggests otherwise.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog January 18, 2019 1 min read
Pre Election Equities
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How have equities performed in the year preceding U.S. Presidential election years?
We’re hearing increasing concern about the sharp partisan divide in Washington. Acknowledging the uncertainty that it creates, the year preceding Presidential elections have generally been good for stocks.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog January 18, 2019 1 min read
Man sitting in empty conference room
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Consumer inflation eases in December
Lower energy prices were a difference maker in December, as consumer prices fell outright for the first time since last March.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog January 11, 2019 1 min read
Help wanted sign in window
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Job creation surges in December
Job growth accelerated in December, despite the slowing economy. Mr. Market is worried, but – at least for now - employers are not.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog January 4, 2019 2 min read

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