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Chart of the Week

MUNI BONDS: YIELD SURGE

Chart inspired by Western Asset. Source: Muni Yields: Thomson Reuters MMD, Treasury Yields: Bloomberg. As of 23 March 2020. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect the performance of an actual investment.

Muni bonds: Yield surge

Chart of the Week

Market Snapshot

Oil Shock: The Energy Sector and Beyond

The collapse in oil prices has added to market dislocations and uncertainty associated with the coronavirus pandemic.


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Investment Insights
Apr 01
Investment Insights

Market update

Why Infrastructure Now

April 01, 2020

RARE Co-Founder Nick Langley on why listed infrastructure may be uniquely suited to current market conditions.

Market Outlook
Apr 01
Market Outlook

Fixed income

Update: Treasury Market Liquidity

April 01, 2020

The Fed's moves to address liquidity issues in the Treasury market appear to be having the intended effect -- but pockets of concern remain.

Investment Insights
Mar 31
Investment Insights

Is This Time Really Different?

March 31, 2020

All crises are inherently different. However, people’s reaction to them is remarkably consistent, and there's no evidence to suggest this has changed.

Market Outlook
Mar 30
Market Outlook

Impact: COVID-19 and Brazil

March 30, 2020

Our base case: a sharp decline in Brazil's GDP followed by a rebound heading into 2021.

Investment Insights
Mar 26
Investment Insights

Time for a Long-Term Perspective

March 26, 2020

With markets experiencing their worst falls since the global financial crisis, we believe focusing on long-term themes is more important than ever for investors.

Market Outlook
Mar 26
Market Outlook

Encouraging Signs Are on the Horizon

March 26, 2020

Volatility associated with recent deleveraging should start to dampen going forward; higher-quality companies with durable business models and good earnings visibility should weather this storm better than most.

Market Snapshot
Mar 25
Market Snapshot

Oil Shock: The Energy Sector and Beyond

March 25, 2020

The collapse in oil prices has added to market dislocations and uncertainty associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Investment Insights
Mar 25
Investment Insights

The Fed's Latest Moves: A Game-Changer

March 25, 2020

The Fed policy initiatives introduced in recent weeks together represent a game-changer for the economy -- in ways that go beyond what you might think.

Investment Insights
Mar 23
Investment Insights

Fed Facilities Supporting U.S. Money Market Funds

March 23, 2020

The facilities the Fed put in place span three key investment types: repos, US Treasury securities and commercial paper. We believe more support is still to come.

Investment Insights
Mar 20
Investment Insights

Global Listed Infrastructure

Defend Against Uncertainty

March 20, 2020

Utility companies with resilient earnings and cash flow offer investors the potential for greater stability until fundamentals emerge once again as the key driver of stock prices.

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