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Western CIO Ken Leech reflects on efforts to make sense of the fixed-income market amid heightened uncertainty
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ClearBridge | February 20,2015
Paul Erhlichman offers insight on equity valuations outside of the U.S.
Martin Currie | February 17,2015
Insight on economic growth, investment risks, earnings and valuation
Martin Currie | February 9,2015
Kim Catechis discusses key drivers, risks, current valuations and more
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Brandywine Global | February 4,2015
Brandywine offers its opinion about current pricing and risks in the global high yield market
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Brandywine Global | February 4,2015
Steven Smith and David Hoffman discuss their outlook for the global bond markets
ClearBridge | January 21,2015
Sam Peters discusses oil prices, interest rates and his outlook for 2015
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ClearBridge | January 20,2015
Scott Glasser and Michael Kagan offer insight on the equity market
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ClearBridge | January 16,2015
John Goode discusses multiple issues of current importance for the economy and financial markets
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Western | January 15,2015
Western Asset reviews the previous quarter and offers its outlook for the municipal bond market
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ClearBridge | January 6,2015
Hersh Cohen offers perspective on issues affecting the equity market
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Poll

Will the current wave of central bank easing jump-start the world's economies?








Poll

Will the current wave of central bank easing jump-start the world's economies?

No - The real issues are structural - real progress on labor reform and regulatory excess will have more impact
(30%)
No - Deflation is already taking hold, making monetary policy changes ineffective
(2%)
Yes - The US model shows that monetary easing can help economies heal in the medium term
(16%)
Yes, but it will take even  longer than it did in the US, and the delay will have a negative political impact
(52%)



Previous month Poll

What would be the best news for markets for the remainder of the year?

Strong US corporate earnings validate US economic expansion
(33%)
Strength in the US dollar convinces the Fed to keep short rates low longer
(9%)
European Central Bank bond buying rekindles growth in European Union countries
(45%)
Growth in China strong enough to leave room for financial system and structural reform
(13%)