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DIVIDEND STOCKS: TIMELY VALUE

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Dividend stocks: Timely value

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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.


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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.

Market Outlook
May 18
Market Outlook

Global bonds

The Outlook for Italy

May 18, 2020

After a dramatic policy response to COVID-19, what's next for Italy's economy and bond markets?

Investment Insights
May 08
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: April

May 08, 2020

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

Investment Insights
May 01
Investment Insights

Banks: Defying the Markets

May 01, 2020

U.S. banks are arguably better positioned to handle a severe economic crisis now than at any other time in their history.

Market Outlook
Apr 30
Market Outlook

The Fed: Support Beyond the Pandemic

April 30, 2020

The Fed is far from done with its response to the immediate concerns confronting the economy.

Investment Insights
Apr 30
Investment Insights

PEPP Talk from the ECB

April 30, 2020

What the latest actions taken by the European Central Bank mean for European market liquidity.

Market Outlook
Apr 28
Market Outlook

Market update

Inflation: Under Pressure

April 28, 2020

Market-traded or so-called breakeven inflation has collapsed globally, creating potential opportunities in certain global inflation-linked markets.

Investment Insights
Apr 17
Investment Insights

Oil Market Update

April 17, 2020

The new OPEC+ deal to cut production should help stabilize the oil market, but it's far from clear when the slump in global demand may reverse.

Investment Insights
Apr 15
Investment Insights

COVID-19 EM update

EM Issuance: Avalanche Ahead

April 15, 2020

While EM economies have unique exposure to both COVID-19 and the oil price crash, we still see value in the higher quality part of the market.

Investment Insights
Apr 14
Investment Insights

EU Fiscal Solidarity: In the Eye of the Beholder

April 14, 2020

The recent economic response package in Europe falls short of “true” fiscal solidarity, but a limited, jointly financed Recovery Fund could go a long way to help.

Investment Insights
Apr 06
Investment Insights

U.S. Payrolls and the Coronavirus

April 06, 2020

The epicenter of the economy’s current plunge will be the "leisure" sectors: travel, accommodation, recreation, and food services.

Market Outlook
Apr 01
Market Outlook

Fixed income

Update: Treasury Market Liquidity

April 01, 2020

The Fed's moves to address liquidity issues in the Treasury market appear to be having the intended effect -- but pockets of concern remain.

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