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SMALL CAPS: JUST GETTING STARTED?

Chart courtesy of Royce Investment Partners. Source: Bloomberg, as of 6/30/20. 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

Investment Insights
Jul 10
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: June

July 10, 2020

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

Investment Insights
Jul 08
Investment Insights

Weekly Monitor

Munis: Mid-Year Review

July 08, 2020

It was the most volatile first half-year in the history of the muni market, yet the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Index still returned 2.08% for the period following a strong second quarter.

Investment Insights
Jun 17
Investment Insights

Muni Weekly Monitor

Muni Payrolls Decline, Highlighting Austerity

June 17, 2020

A deep dive into what jobs data associated with COVID-19 says about austerity at the state and local government levels.

Investment Insights
Jun 16
Investment Insights

Markets: UK

Britain, the Bank, and Brexit

June 16, 2020

With the Bank of England likely to keep rates very low and increase asset purchases, UK gilt yields and corporate bonds appear well supported; less so, the British pound.

Investment Insights
Jun 10
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Monitor

The Fed Extends Its Reach

June 10, 2020

The Fed's move to extend its bond-buying to smaller municipalities and revenue-backed liens helped ease liquidity concerns in the muni market.

Market Outlook
Jun 09
Market Outlook

Asia Economic Chartbook

North Asia and COVID-19: First In, First Out?

June 09, 2020

Is the COVID-19 pandemic on the wane in North Asia?

Market Outlook
Jun 01
Market Outlook

Market Commentary

Uncertainty and Investment-Grade Credit

June 01, 2020

Investment-grade credit could offer substantial value, even in the current uncertain economic environment.

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 27
Investment Insights

Corporate bonds

The Future of the Office Sector

May 27, 2020

COVID-19’s sudden impact on the market for office space could spark unanticipated changes longer-term.

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.

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