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SPREAD SECTORS: THE BEAT GOES ON

Chart courtesy of Western Asset. Source: Bloomberg Barclays, J.P. Morgan, S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global Inc, Western Asset, as of 11/15/2019. ¹S&P/LSTA Performing Loans Index excess return vs. 3-Month LIBOR. See definitions below. 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.

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Yield opportunities are on the rise

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Current market uncertainties are generating potential opportunities for income investors.


Featured Insights

Market Outlook
Dec 11
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Central Banks: Still Early Days

December 11, 2019

The world's biggest central banks are all easing monetary policy. The biggest impact should be in 2020 -- but there are already signs of change.

Investment Insights
Dec 10
Investment Insights

Small-cap stocks

Why Is Health Care Attractive Now?

December 10, 2019

Political risk has pressured stock prices in the health care sector, but companies with efficiencies that can bend the cost curve still offer opportunity.

Market Outlook
Dec 09
Market Outlook

Around the Curve

Monetary Conditions: Easier Said...

December 09, 2019

There's a lag before lower rates have their full effect, and the fruits of the current easing cycle by central banks should be clearer in 2020.

Market Outlook
Dec 06
Market Outlook

Markets Now: Review and Outlook

December 06, 2019

Our composite economic indicator remains in negative territory, while valuations continue to support our view that international developed market stocks are positioned to outperform their U.S. counterparts.

Investment Insights
Dec 04
Investment Insights

Global listed infrastructure

Resilient Earnings Enhance Stability

December 04, 2019

Infrastructure assets that are regulated monopolies or governed by long-term contracts may be less sensitive to economic fluctuations.

Market Outlook
Dec 04
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Inflation: The Long, Long Wait

December 04, 2019

Inflation and growth have failed to tick higher, despite the efforts of central banks. What are the implications going forward?

Market Outlook
Nov 26
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Global Yields: Positively Less Negative

November 26, 2019

The value of the world’s negative-yielding debt has fallen by one-third from its August peak. What's the message for markets?

Investment Insights
Nov 21
Investment Insights

Global fixed income

The Cyclical Case for Emerging Markets

November 21, 2019

With Emerging Markets growth projected to accelerate and valuations compelling, debt markets in select EM countries merit careful consideration.

Market Outlook
Nov 21
Market Outlook

Global Equities

Key Themes For 2020

November 21, 2019

Wild cards like Brexit and the U.S. election have the potential to impact markets against a backdrop of low inflation and muted growth.

Market Outlook
Nov 20
Market Outlook

Midweek Bond Update

German Yields: Negative Charge

November 20, 2019

Despite recent rate-cutting by central banks, German bund yields have been creeping higher.

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