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Brandywine's Gary Herbert explores the landscape for bond investors now in Europe, the US energy sector and China.
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Global Macro Research director Francis A. Scotland answers the two questions that investors may need to get right in order to make money in fixed income.
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Low energy prices have been a balm for the Japanese and Chinese economies, notes Chief Investment Strategist Isaac Souede.
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Easing by the world's central banks, except for the US, is the biggest positive for today's economies, says Chief Investment Strategist Isaac Souede.
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There's a variety of income securities beyond dividend stocks and partnerships that can generate yield for investors, note ClearBridge PMs Peter Vanderlee and Mark McAllister.
ClearBridge
REITS provide another choice for yield-hungry investors to seek meaningful income in the current low-rate environment, notes ClearBridge Investments PM Mark McAllister.
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Master Limited Partnerships focused on oil and gas infrastructure enable investors participate in America's energy renaissance without direct exposure to commodity prices, notes ClearBridge PM Peter Vanderlee
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ClearBridge Portfolio Managers Mark McAllister and Peter Vanderlee address common investor concerns about investing in dividend stocks.
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Brandywine Global
Portfolio Manager Tracy Chen explains why European mortgage-backed securities could provide opportunities for investors
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Western Asset Chief Investment Officer Ken Leech examines how disinflationary forces outside the US could impact the Fed's timetable on interest rates.
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Co-CIO David Hoffman on the themes dominating the world economy now.
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Poll

When will the Fed raise the Fed Funds target rate?








Poll

When will the Fed raise the Fed Funds target rate?

June
(3%)
September
(35%)
November
(23%)
Not until 2016
(39%)



Previous month 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
(32%)
No - Deflation is already taking hold, making monetary policy changes ineffective
(5%)
Yes - The US model shows that monetary easing can help economies heal in the medium term
(19%)
Yes, but it will take even  longer than it did in the US, and the delay will have a negative political impact
(44%)