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Chart of the Week

LOWER RATES, STRONGER DOLLAR: CAN IT LAST?

Chart courtesy of Brandywine Global. Source: Bloomberg, as of 7/1/19. 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.

Market Snapshot

China targets U.S. farmers

China’s latest tariffs focus on U.S. agricultural exports; financial markets are pricing in at least one Fed rate cut this year; U.S. consumers’ debt load reached $13.67 trillion, with student debt outstripping auto loans.


Featured Insights

Market Outlook
Jul 10
Market Outlook

Markets Now: Review and Outlook

July 10, 2019

Global equity markets rallied in June and most major equity regions fully recovered from May’s selloff.

Investment Insights
Jul 10
Investment Insights

The New Emerging Market Consumer

July 10, 2019

The evolution of consumer spending patterns in emerging markets is a fascinating aspect of the growth story and a compelling investment theme.

Market Outlook
Jul 10
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Global Inflation: A Persistent Challenge

July 10, 2019

Do the world's major central banks have what it takes to move the needle on inflation?

Market Outlook
Jul 09
Market Outlook

Why Invest In Small-Caps Now?

July 09, 2019

Chuck Royce and Francis Gannon are optimistic for small-caps going forward despite negative market sentiment.

Investment Insights
Jul 08
Investment Insights

Around the Curve

Chart of the Moment: The Dollar

July 08, 2019

Is the dollar about to follow the script from 1998?

Investment Insights
Jul 08
Investment Insights

Around the Curve

Australia: A Structural Story

July 08, 2019

Despite prevailing pessimism, Australian structural realities support a more optimistic outlook.

Investment Insights
Jul 03
Investment Insights

Muni Update

Municipal Credit and Natural Disasters

July 03, 2019

As threatening as natural disasters can be, their impact on the municipal bond market remains fairly muted.

Market Outlook
Jul 03
Market Outlook

Focus on the Economy

Yield Curve Inversion: Are We There Yet?

July 03, 2019

Despite widespread worries about the yield curve, what we've seen recently is not a true inversion. But preventing that from occurring is one reason the Fed could move to lower rates later this year.

Market Outlook
Jul 02
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

U.S. growth: Lessons from Emerging Economies

July 02, 2019

Could there be useful lessons for the U.S. in how emerging nations deal with their own burgeoning indebtedness and trade imbalances?

Market Outlook
Jun 26
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Inflation: Transitory doubts

June 26, 2019

As the Fed contemplates its next move, what are the issues behind the lagging pace of inflation?

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