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Top of federal building with American flag
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Do presidential approval ratings correlate with stock market performance?
With the exception of extreme periods, equity markets have produced strong returns on average, regardless of voter satisfaction.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 17, 2020 1 min read
Federal building in early morning light
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Can market performance foreshadow the election outcome?
Markets have shown some predictive power over time, but given the uncertainty of 2020, investors shouldn’t assume anything.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 17, 2020 1 min read
Empty retail sales floor
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August retail sales increase by 0.6%, coming in short of expectations
August retail results illustrate that the economic recovery is slowing. Could it be lost supplemental unemployment benefits, slipping consumer confidence, or "hangover effects" from the prior buying binge? Whatever the cause, the trend is clear.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 16, 2020 1 min read
August 2020 CPI
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Consumer prices surged again in August
Consumer inflation edged higher in August as the recovery in consumer spending and depleted inventories drove prices upward. Similar to the cyclical low point for GDP, it appears the bottom in the CPI was established earlier this year.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Blog September 11, 2020 2 min read

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