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GLOBAL GROWTH: WHAT THE BUND SAYS

Chart courtesy of Brandywine Global. Source: Bloomberg, as of 11/12/2019. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect the performance of an actual investment.

Market Snapshot

Yield opportunities are on the rise

Market Snapshot

Current market uncertainties are generating potential opportunities for income investors.


Featured Insights

Investment Insights
Oct 31
Investment Insights

Life After LIBOR

October 31, 2019

LIBOR, one of world's most widely used financial benchmarks, is being phased out -- but what will replace it? Western Asset examines the consequences and impact for investors.

Investment Insights
Oct 08
Investment Insights

The Global Hunt for Carry

October 08, 2019

How U.S. and overseas investment-grade corporate bonds benefit from increasingly negative government bond yields.

Investment Insights
Sep 18
Investment Insights

The Case for Front-End Credit

September 18, 2019

Current market conditions make the shorter end of the maturity curve potentially attractive from a risk/reward point of view.

Investment Insights
Sep 12
Investment Insights

A changing reaction function

Fed Rates: More than Mere Insurance Cuts

September 12, 2019

The Fed is becoming more focused on realized inflation and growth, and should remain accommodative even if global growth turns out to be more resilient than currently believed.

Market Outlook
Aug 15
Market Outlook

Global Credit Cycle: End of the Party?

August 15, 2019

Why Western Asset believes the current positive phase of the credit cycle will likely continue.

Market Outlook
Aug 06
Market Outlook

Rate Cut Now, No Promises for Tomorrow

August 06, 2019

There's reason and room for more rate cuts ahead, but it's unclear if that includes September.

Market Outlook
Aug 05
Market Outlook

Commercial Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Lending: The CLO Factor

August 05, 2019

These real-estate loan securities are growing in number, requiring strong, fundamentals-based analysis.

Investment Insights
Jul 03
Investment Insights

Muni Update

Municipal Credit and Natural Disasters

July 03, 2019

As threatening as natural disasters can be, their impact on the municipal bond market remains fairly muted.

Market Outlook
Jul 03
Market Outlook

Focus on the Economy

Yield Curve Inversion: Are We There Yet?

July 03, 2019

Despite widespread worries about the yield curve, what we've seen recently is not a true inversion. But preventing that from occurring is one reason the Fed could move to lower rates later this year.

Investment Insights
Jun 24
Investment Insights

Understanding the causes

Falling Inflation: Moving the Fed?

June 24, 2019

What's behind the persistently low inflation that could drive the Fed to cut rates this year? A host of factors suggest the Fed's 2% target for inflation is overly optimistic.

Market Outlook
Jun 20
Market Outlook

June Meeting Analysis

The Fed: An Ounce of Prevention

June 20, 2019

Wednesday's Fed statement makes a rate cut in July the base case for investors, with a 25-basis-point move most likely.

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