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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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: January 2020
Market Notes

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

Updated: January 13
Macro Update

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

Updated: January 7
Market Commentary

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

Updated: January 9
Investment Strategy Outlook

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

Download the Chart Pack

Updated: December 9
Midweek Market News

Uncertainty over trade stresses an already volatile stock market.

Updated: October 2

Bond Market Analysis and Commentary

Muni Fortnightly

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

Updated: January 13
The 2019 Midyear Municipal Market Outlook

Baird’s experts talk the Fed, rate cuts and more in the 2019 Midyear Municipal Market Outlook.

Updated: July 2019
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