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Second estimates of Q4 GDP show growth of 4.1%
Softening consumer demand was the story late last year, standing in sharp contrast to the explosion in spending that was unleased during the summer. Even so, the economy sidestepped a feared double-dip in the fourth quarter.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog February 25, 2021 2 min read
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Consumer confidence climbs to 91.3 in February
Improving confidence suggests a growing belief that the economic soft patch may have passed and conditions are starting to stabilize.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog February 23, 2021 2 min read
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How concerning is the near-term outlook for inflation?
While the Consumer Price Index is nearly certain to rise further in the near-term, the surge should be short lived. 
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog February 18, 2021 1 min read
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What can prior economic recoveries reveal about near-term inflation risk?
Every cycle is different, but inflation tends to remain low for several years after economic recoveries begin.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog February 18, 2021 1 min read

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