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BONDS: REACHING FOR YIELD? LOOK TO RETURN

Source: Bloomberg and Legg Mason, Jan 18, 2018. 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

U.S. Jobs Chasing Workers?

For unemployment claims, the devil was in the details; Global oil looked to offer its own cure for high crude prices; China growth beat expectations


Featured Insights

Market Snapshot
Jan 19
Market Snapshot

U.S. Jobs Chasing Workers?

January 19, 2018

For unemployment claims, the devil was in the details; Global oil looked to offer its own cure for high crude prices; China growth beat expectations

Investment Insights
Jan 17
Investment Insights

How To Harness Emerging Markets And Sleep At Night

January 17, 2018

Investing in infrastructure can be one of the most direct ways of capturing emerging markets (EM) growth. With improved regulation and a growing amount of assets, EM companies are an increasingly attractive part of the global listed infrastructure universe. Charles Hamieh, Senior Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager at RARE Infrastructure explains the scope of the sector.

Investment Insights
Jan 12
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: December

January 12, 2018

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

Market Snapshot
Jan 12
Market Snapshot

U.S. Economy: So far, so good

January 12, 2018

Consumer prices, wage growth and retail sales came in solid; the U.S. bond market was shaken but not stirred; why the euro had a good week; Russia’s brush with recession could be temporary.

Market Outlook
Jan 10
Market Outlook

Mid-Week Bond Update

The running of the bulls

January 10, 2018

Equities and the most equity-like fixed income asset classes started the year with a strong rally, buoyed by hopes of faster global growth: in the US, some investors expect the planned tax cuts will lift corporate profits and investment; in Europe, unemployment fell to a 9-year low, and in Japan, the central bank started tapering its monetary stimulus, a sign that the economy may be coming out of a two-decade...

Investment Insights
Jan 08
Investment Insights

Listed Infrastructure

Key Themes for Listed Infrastructure in 2018

January 08, 2018

The fortunes of individual global infrastructure companies will be driven by three key themes in the year ahead. Nick Langley and Richard Elmslie, Co-CEOs and Co-CIOs of RARE Infrastructure, explain the risk and opportunities to companies for each of these themes and give their general outlook for 2018.

Investment Insights
Jan 08
Investment Insights

Above The Noise

Powering the Future

January 08, 2018

Electric vehicles are poised to make the largest global impact since the internal combustion engine and emerging markets will have a huge role to play – not just in terms of providing the end-market demand, but in supplying the essential raw materials for the batteries powering them.

Market Snapshot
Jan 05
Market Snapshot

Auto Sales: Stalled?

January 05, 2018

Sales of cars could overshoot demand; job growth was still solid; global indebtedness vs. global growth

Market Outlook
Jan 05
Market Outlook

U.S. stocks

How the Tax Bill Will Shape 2018

January 05, 2018

Changes in the tax code that reward capital expenditures and the repatriation of profits held abroad should boost U.S. GDP as well as corporate productivity.

Market Outlook
Jan 03
Market Outlook

Mid-Week Bond Update

Four questions for 2018

January 03, 2018

The same themes that drove fixed income returns in 2017 applied in the first week of the new year: a falling US dollar, surging Emerging Markets, buoyant Eurozone data and still, no sign of inflation. Will these trends continue in the new year? What should investors keep an eye on? Here are four questions for 2018.

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