Markets & The Economy

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.

2018 Wealth Management Outlook

Baird’s Chief Investment Strategist, Bruce Bittles, and Director of Advanced Planning, Tim Steffen, discuss the market trends and planning topics that will be important as the year unfolds.

Stock Market Analysis and Commentary

Bond Market Analysis and Commentary

  • Corporate Bond Commentary. Senior Fixed Income Analyst Craig Elder offers his take on the Federal Reserve and other economic indicators moving today’s fixed income market. 
    Updated: February 12
  • Muni Fortnightly. Senior Fixed Income Analyst Dave Violette, CFA, provides a snapshot of the current municipal market. 
    Updated: February 5
  • 2018 Fixed Income Market Outlook.  Craig Elder, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, discusses how tax reform, rising interest rates, a new Fed chair and global economic events could impact the fixed income market in 2018. Updated: January 2018
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