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CASH: PLENTY OF DRY POWDER

Chart courtesy of ClearBridge Investments. * Institutional & Retail Money Funds – ICI. ** MSCI U.S. IMI Index. Data as of July 3, 2020. Source: FactSet. 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

Cash: Plenty of dry powder

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