Baird’s Investment Strategy Team combines diverse, extensive economic and investment experience to provide direction for Baird’s individual clients as well as institutional investors.

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Stock Chart

What Investors Need to Know About the Recent Selloff

We often say that volatility is the price investors pay for long-term gains. But it doesn’t make it any easier to stomach when markets are down and the headlines are full of alarm. Luckily, history is on our side.

Kathy Carey

2020 Market and Wealth Management Outlook

Kathy Carey, CFA®, Baird’s Director of Investment Research and Advanced Planning, shares Baird’s 2020 outlook and the steps you can take to feel confident about your financial plan.


Stock Market Analysis and Commentary

The Weight of the Evidence

A brief and timely summary of the primary macro and market factors that influence stock prices.

Updated: February 21
Market Notes

Our review of macro and market developments over the past week, plus a look at the week ahead.

Updated: February 24
Macro Update

A closer look at the at the macro factors influencing the investing environment.

Updated: February 11
Market Commentary

A closer look at ongoing trends and themes in the financial markets.

Updated: February 6
Investment Strategy Outlook

An update on how evolving economic and market conditions are reflected in Baird’s investment strategy.

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Updated: February 21
Stock Market Update

Addressing the recent volatility and the coronavirus.

Updated: February 25

Bond Market Analysis and Commentary

Muni Fortnightly

Senior Fixed Income Analyst Dave Violette, CFA, provides a snapshot of the current municipal market.

Updated: February 24
The 2020 Municipal Market Outlook

Baird Municipal Analyst Mike Schnetzer and Senior Fixed Income Analysts Craig Elder and Dave Violette share their perspective on what’s moving the bond market in 2020.

Updated: January 2020
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