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David Baker

David Baker

David is Director, Investment Strategy and Research at Laird Norton Wealth Management. While his focus is mainly on the numbers, David also writes the firm’s monthly Flash report, and he is a key contributor to LNWM’s quarterly investment outlooks.

The Monday Mix: April 22 – 29, 2018

Monday Morning Mix


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Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

Signs of slowing economic growth in Europe pushed down the euro and other local currencies.
US GDP growth for 1st quarter 2018 was 2.3% (initial estimate), down from 2.9% in 4th quarter 2017.
The yield on 10-year US Treasuries rose past 3%, causing concern about inflationary pressures.
US equities lost momentum on concern about the impact of rising interest rates, earnings.
Emerging market bonds were hurt by strength in the US dollar; impact on commodity prices.

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