Jim Baird is Partner, CPA, CFP®, CIMA®, Chief Investment Officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors. He has extensive experience with economic and capital markets analysis, investment strategy development, portfolio construction, and money manager due diligence and evaluation. He's known for expertise on the U.S. economy, capital markets, and issues relevant to wealth management. In addition to being PMFA’s chief investment officer, Baird also heads Plante Moran Financial Advisors' internal investment research team and chairs the investment committee. He regularly provides markets and economic commentary to Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Associated Press, CNBC and other top-tier financial publications.
“Inflation remains the greatest concern for consumers,” Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors, said Friday in comments emailed to The Post. “Understandably so as upward pressure on prices for a wide range of goods and services has shown little evidence of abating.” - Washington Post
“The big challenge in all of this is there’s a little bit of two steps forward, one step back in terms of the reopening of the economy, not only in the U.S. but globally and that’s what creates this supply-demand mismatch,” said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors.
Once that mismatch resolves, Mr. Baird expects price pressures will ease from recent high levels but remain slightly above pre-pandemic levels.
“I don’t believe that we’re headed back towards another rehash of the 1970s,” he said. “The conditions are very different today than they were at the time.” - Wall Street Journal
“The fact that omicron didn’t knock the jobs market backward last month as many had expected speaks to an economy that may not have lost as much momentum as feared in recent months,” said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors. - MarketWatch