What the Fed does matters, notes Western Asset's John Bellows, but underlying trends in growth and inflation matter more to the broad bond market.
Financial markets held up surprisingly well given the news flow, observes Francis Scotland

It's critical that China continue to pursue pro-growth policies, notes Brandywine Global Co-CIO Steve Smith.
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A quick review of the issues and events driving the markets this past week... and what's on tap for the week ahead.
Western | August 27,2015
Western CIO Ken Leech on challenges and potential opportunities in the global bond markets
Western | September 18,2015
John Bellows on the Fed's recent decision to leave rates as is.