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ClearBridge
ClearBridge Portfolio Managers Mark McAllister and Peter Vanderlee address common investor concerns about investing in dividend stocks.
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Brandywine Global
Brandywine's Scotland explains why the world economy may pick up this year as central banks in Europe and China loosen monetary policy
ClearBridge
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.
ClearBridge
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
Brandywine Global
Portfolio Manager Tracy Chen explains why European mortgage-backed securities could provide opportunities for investors
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Western
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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Brandywine Global
Co-CIO David Hoffman on the themes dominating the world economy now.
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QS Investors
Janet Campagna of QS Investors on the merits of marrying fundamental analysis and a quantitative approach in the equity markets.
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Brandywine Global
Portfolio Manager Regina Borromeo addresses recent concerns about liquidity in bond markets
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Western
Low inflation and central bank accommodation spell opportunity for bond investors now, notes Western Asset's John Bellows.
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
(29%)
No - Deflation is already taking hold, making monetary policy changes ineffective
(4%)
Yes - The US model shows that monetary easing can help economies heal in the medium term
(15%)
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%)