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Market perspectives

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.
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Inflation edges higher again in May
Inflation isn’t surging, but it is persistently edging higher. Remember the concerns about deflation just a few years ago? That ship has sailed.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog June 12, 2018 1 min read
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Unemployment falls to 18-year low of 3.8%
Job creation accelerated in May, while one other key piece of data in today’s report should be good news for workers.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog June 1, 2018 1 min read
Economic Perspectives - Business optimism keeps layoffs low
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Is the tighter labor market a risk to the business outlook?
With small business optimism near record highs and jobless claims near record lows, some may question whether this trend can continue. We believe it can, for now.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Article June 1, 2018 1 min read
Economic Perspectives - Stronger wage growth presents risk preview
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Could increasing labor costs be a catalyst for rising inflation?
As wage growth gains momentum, many are wondering if inflation will follow suit.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Article May 31, 2018 1 min read

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