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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.

All posts by David Baker

Investment Management | on September 18, 2019 / By David Baker The Scary Spike in Repo Rates: How Big of a Deal Is This? Yesterday and today, a spike in repo market rates had spillover effects into other short-term lending rates and mad...
Investment Management | on August 28, 2019 / By David Baker Our Take on the Inverted Yield Curve As we head into Labor Day Weekend 2019, interest rates are doing strange things around the globe. In many countries...
Investment Management | on May 09, 2019 / By David Baker Tax-Efficient Portfolios Do Not Just Happen: It Takes Strategic Planning Here at LNWM, tax-efficiency is an emphasis for all the portfolios we manage, and that’s been the case for decade...
Monday Morning Mix | on April 01, 2019 / By David Baker The Monday Mix: March 25 – 31, 2019 Headlines discussed at LNWM's Monday morning briefing: -- U.K. Edges Closer to Election After May's Brexit Deal ...
Monday Morning Mix | on December 03, 2018 / By David Baker The Monday Mix: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2018 Headlines discussed at LNWM's Monday morning briefing: -- US and China did not escalate their trade dispute at t...
Monday Morning Mix | on October 22, 2018 / By David Baker The Monday Mix: October 15 – 21, 2018 Headlines discussed at LNWM's Monday morning briefing: -- Sales of US existing homes fell 3.4% in Sept., the most ...
Monday Morning Mix | on September 24, 2018 / By David Baker The Monday Mix: Sept. 17 – 23, 2018 Headlines discussed at LNWM's Monday morning briefing: -- US-China trade tensions escalated, with 10% US tariffs...
Investment Management | on August 30, 2018 / By David Baker Emerging Market Bonds: What’s Driving the Recent Dive It’s been a tough year for emerging market bonds. So far in 2018, the total return on emerging market (EM) debt i...
Monday Morning Mix | on May 07, 2018 / By David Baker The Monday Mix: April 30 – May 6, 2018 Headlines discussed at LNWM's Monday morning briefing: -- The Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates in Apri...