The Laird Report

Welcome to the Laird Report. It’s important to know where you are going, but you can’t do that until you know where you are. The Laird Report is the pin on the economy’s map that says “You are here”. There are lots of different views about what is coming next, but to make any sense of the world, we have to start with the best data we can find to understand our starting point.

The Laird Report is published once per month, somewhere around the middle – whenever we see enough economic data produced to make the report meaningful, we release it. We are not trying to be timely – because racing to show you the latest datapoint with lots of breathless prose is something we leave to the financial newspapers. We heavily rely on graphics because its the best way to show the context of the situation in easily digestible bites.

The report is heavily biased to US data, primarily because that’s the best instrumented economy in the world, but we are improving this over time to make it a truly global view of what’s going on. Please see our Sources page to understand where we get our data.

We are happy to send this report out for free because the more people who look at it, the more feedback we get and the better the report becomes. We will eventually fund it with advertising, but our focus is always on presenting the best information in the best possible format. That said, we also rely heavily on comments and feedback from our readers and we encourage you to talk to us to improve the report. Please drop us a line at jim@lairdresearch.com if you have any ideas on making it better.

Thank you for taking the time to be a reader and we can’t wait to hear your ideas.

Laird Research.