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RATES: THE HOMEBUILDER EFFECT

Chart courtesy of ClearBridge Investments. Source: ClearBridge, Bloomberg as of 4/4/2019. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Indexes are unmanaged, and not available for direct investment. Index returns do not include fees or sales charges. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect the performance of an actual investment.

Rates: The Homebuilder Effect

Chart of the Week

Market Snapshot

U.S. Jobs: Back On Track

Friday saw a solid U.S. jobs report, with only a couple of wrinkles; Germany's manufacturing sector had a distressing February; Greece's debt crisis generated an ironic payday; Brexit hit yet another pothole.


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Market Outlook
Apr 04
Market Outlook

Recession Indicators Update

Equities: Darkest Before the Dawn

April 04, 2019

A yield curve inversion in March prompted a red signal in the ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard. But the overall signal remains in expansionary territory (green), a positive for equity investors.

Market Outlook
Mar 06
Market Outlook

Recession indicators update

Evolution of a Downturn

March 06, 2019

Financial markets may be sending mixed signals, but our Recession Risk Dashboard still signals expansion -- with business activity and consumer health showing few signs of stress.

Investment Insights
Feb 28
Investment Insights

Understanding Today's Oil Markets

February 28, 2019

The world of oil is very different than it was even a decade ago—having gone from resource scarcity to resource abundance. The industry's business model needs to change to keep up, says Senior Energy Analyst Dimitry Dayen.

Market Outlook
Feb 04
Market Outlook

Recession indicators update

Inflationary Pressures Building

February 04, 2019

Our Recession Risk Dashboard still signals economic expansion, but faster wage growth has moved that indicator from green to yellow, due to potential pressure on corporate margins.

Market Outlook
Jan 07
Market Outlook

Equity markets

A Pullback, Not a Crash

January 07, 2019

The current environment is similar to several previous periods where market weakness and substantial P/E compression occurred against a backdrop of economic and earnings strength. Historically, these periods have been followed by solid stock rebounds.

Investment Insights
Dec 13
Investment Insights

International Stocks: Four Factors Behind the Gap

December 13, 2018

A narrowing of the advantages recently enjoyed by U.S. companies could reverse the international stock performance gap.

Investment Insights
Dec 12
Investment Insights

Recession Watch: Lessons from the Last Cycle

December 12, 2018

Should we worry about the recent inversion of 3-5 year Treasury yield curve? The ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard suggests concerns may be overblown.

Market Outlook
Oct 25
Market Outlook

Equity Selloff

October Volatility Not Atypical

October 25, 2018

As monetary policy normalizes and the economic cycle matures, volatile days like those just experienced may become more common. However, the end of the cycle appears to remain in the distant future, allowing investors to find opportunity amid market anxiety.

Market Outlook
Oct 05
Market Outlook

Anatomy of a Recession:

One for the Record Books

October 05, 2018

ClearBridge's Recession Risk Dashboard continues to point to healthy backdrop for the U.S. economy and further continuation of an already record-setting expansion, with equity markets benefiting from buybacks and other shareholder-friendly moves through the coming quarter.

Market Outlook
Oct 01
Market Outlook

International stocks

Electric Vehicles: Rolling Forward

October 01, 2018

The electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand, and with it, opportunities for investors – not only in auto manufacturing, but also in the parts, materials and adjacent industries.

Investment Insights
Sep 06
Investment Insights

Recession Indicators Update: Money Supply

September 06, 2018

Economic conditions are shifting, but the ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard still points to expansion rather than recession.

Market Outlook
Aug 29
Market Outlook

What Could Go Right in International Stocks

August 29, 2018

Concerns about economic growth and geopolitical risks have weighed on international markets, but a softening of U.S.-China trade rhetoric and weakening dollar could spark a new wave of outperformance.

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