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Chart of the Week

U.S. STOCKS: MOVING TARGET

Source: Bloomberg, 12/7/17. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Indexes are un-managed, 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.

U.S. Stocks: Moving Target

Chart of the Week

Market Snapshot

Jobs report: Stocking stuffer

An early gift for the Yellen Fed; a Brexit breakthrough, barely; in 2017 mergers so far, cash beat stocks


Featured Insights

Investment Insights
Dec 12
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: November

December 12, 2017

Western Asset examines recent trends in the muni bond market and provides its outlook about conditions ahead.

Market Snapshot
Dec 08
Market Snapshot

Jobs report: Stocking stuffer

December 08, 2017

An early gift for the Yellen Fed; a Brexit breakthrough, barely; in 2017 mergers so far, cash beat stocks

Investment Insights
Dec 06
Investment Insights

Above The Noise

China Racing Down Electric Avenue

December 06, 2017

Kim Catechis, Head of Global Emerging Markets at Martin Currie, sees automotive trends in China as being significant to the world's car industry.

Market Snapshot
Nov 24
Market Snapshot

The Fed: Yellen's Parting Shot

November 24, 2017

Outgoing Fed Chair Janet Yellen warned about excessively low inflation; Germany inched toward a governing coalition; OPEC and Russia sought a deal

Market Outlook
Nov 22
Market Outlook

Mid-Week Bond update

Happy Thanksyielding

November 22, 2017

After much anxiety about a quick pick-up in US growth lifting bond yields, most global bond markets rallied over the past five trading days as optimism faded, dragged down by some dovish Fedspeak from current chair Janet Yellen – and by the appointment of a successor whom markets expect to be as cautious as her. Despite rising oil prices, US inflation expectations...

Investment Insights
Nov 21
Investment Insights

Global Emerging Markets

EM and the Education Edge

November 21, 2017

Emerging Markets are gaining a distinct competitive edge due to the development of their human capital. Many EM countries have a very clear understanding of the critical role a strong human resource base can provide in terms of boosting their productivity and economic progress, and have prioritised this accordingly.

Market Snapshot
Nov 17
Market Snapshot

Fed rate hike: Places, everyone

November 17, 2017

The U.S. economy continued to turn in solid numbers; Norway made a surprising proposal; UK retail showed pre-Brexit jitters; India got an upgrade

Investment Insights
Nov 16
Investment Insights

Above the Noise

One Belt One Road Part III

November 16, 2017

With US$2–3 trillion of capital expenditure across 68 countries, the New Silk Road, or ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, is a staggering vision, both in its audacity and reach.

Investment Insights
Nov 14
Investment Insights

Above The Noise

One Belt, One Road Part II

November 14, 2017

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative will have a transformational impact on participating countries. In Pakistan, for instance, OBOR is a potential win-win at virtually every level.

Investment Insights
Nov 14
Investment Insights

Above the Noise

One Belt, One Road, Part I

November 14, 2017

Beijing's commitment to the One Belt, One Road policy is clear. The question now is how investors can take advantage of the opportunities this policy might create.

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