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Ken Leech discusses fixed income markets over the past three months and offers a view of what investors may expect in 2015


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Western | December 18,2014
Europe, Japan and China focus on stimulus; the U.S. presses ahead
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Legg Mason | December 16,2014
Prospects of an economic recovery and attractive valuations have brought asset-backed securities back to investors' minds.
Legg Mason | December 9,2014
Fixed income is undergoing a sea change with investors exploring a wider range of sectors and strategies.
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Legg Mason | November 25,2014
Higher yield and lower duration might be an attractive combination today
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Legg Mason | November 24,2014
Are current valuations out of line with history?
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Legg Mason | November 24,2014
Do market fundamentals support current equity valuations?
Western | November 19,2014
A look back at history
Royce & Associates | November 13,2014
Royce's Frank Gannon offers interesting insight on the current volatile investment environment
Legg Mason | November 13,2014
Unconstrained fixed income investments may offer investors the flexibility needed in today's environment
Legg Mason | November 11,2014
Quarterly chartbook of key market and economic data
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Poll

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








Poll

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

Strong US corporate earnings validate US economic expansion
(36%)
Strength in the US dollar convinces the Fed to keep short rates low longer
(10%)
European Central Bank bond buying rekindles growth in European Union countries
(46%)
Growth in China strong enough to leave room for financial system and structural reform
(8%)



Previous month Poll

Which Asian country will have the strongest growth in the coming year?

Japan, as Shinzo Abe's policy initiatives take hold
(17%)
India, as Narendra Modi's new government enacts changes
(45%)
China, as Xi Jinping's reforms promote a stronger financial sector
(17%)
South Korea, as President Park Geun-hye's plan to boost growth bears fruit
(21%)