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INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT: SWEET SPOT

Chart inspired by Western Asset. Source: Bloomberg, as of 5/29/20. 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

Oil Shock: The Energy Sector and Beyond

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


Featured Insights

Market Outlook
May 28
Market Outlook

Emerging Market Debt

EM: Liquidity and Opportunity

May 28, 2020

For EM debt, the lower liquidity of recently volatile markets could provide more opportunity than in more tranquil times.

Market Outlook
May 28
Market Outlook

Market Update

Global Investment-Grade Credit: Now is the Time

May 28, 2020

In a still unpredictable environment, global investment-grade credit could offer the potential for capital gains, income and liquidity.

Investment Insights
May 26
Investment Insights

The 2020 Impact Report

Improving Outcomes Through Active Company Ownership

May 26, 2020

A comprehensive review of the sustainability issues ClearBridge is addressing through ESG engagement.

Investment Insights
May 22
Investment Insights

Municipal Bonds

Putting State Budget Gaps in Perspective

May 22, 2020

What states need to survive these challenging economic times.

Investment Insights
May 22
Investment Insights

Decision Time: Equity or Credit?

May 22, 2020

With the future uncertain and concern about drawdown risk elevated, credit's defensive characteristics are increasingly important to allocation decisions.

Investment Insights
May 20
Investment Insights

Where Do We Go Now?

May 20, 2020

Sustainable dividend stocks may offer equity exposure and yield with some insulation from price fluctuations.

Market Outlook
May 19
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

The Dollar: Priced to Perfection or Overvalued?

May 19, 2020

The U.S. dollar has benefited from the risk aversion generated by COVID-19. But longer term, is the greenback ahead of itself?

Market Outlook
May 19
Market Outlook

Currency markets

The Dollar is King...Or Is It?

May 19, 2020

Risk aversion is helping support U.S. dollar for now, but the longer-term outlook remains clouded by uncertainty.

Market Outlook
May 18
Market Outlook

Global bonds

The Outlook for Italy

May 18, 2020

After a dramatic policy response to COVID-19, what's next for Italy's economy and bond markets?

Market Outlook
May 13
Market Outlook

Markets Now: Review and Outlook

May 13, 2020

Our tactical stock-bond model continues to favor investment grade bonds over U.S. stocks.

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