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Market perspectives

Explore emerging market trends and insights from our Investment Research team. If it’s top of mind for you, it’s top of mind for us.
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Retail sales grew 0.4% in August, topping forecasts
Even as the economy has slowed this year, consumers have remained a relative bright spot….still confident and, importantly, still spending.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 13, 2019 1 min read
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CPI up just 0.1% in August; core prices surge 0.3%
Today’s inflation report illustrates the current “tale of two economies”, in which the price of goods remains in check, but the costs of a variety services are rising at a faster pace.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 12, 2019 1 min read
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Unemployment held steady at 3.7%, but job creation slowed in August
The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7% in August, but slower job creation reflects a moderating economy.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 6, 2019 2 min read
Feature Treasure Yield Spread History 9-2019
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What is an inverted yield curve, and why does it matter?
Despite the recent inversion and rising risks, most recent economic data suggests that the economy remains on a growth path for now.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 5, 2019 1 min read

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