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U.S. STOCKS: MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES

Chart inspired by ClearBridge Investments. Source: Bloomberg, as of March 19, 2020. 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.


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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.

Market Outlook
Mar 30
Market Outlook

Impact: COVID-19 and Brazil

March 30, 2020

Our base case: a sharp decline in Brazil's GDP followed by a rebound heading into 2021.

Investment Insights
Mar 25
Investment Insights

The Fed's Latest Moves: A Game-Changer

March 25, 2020

The Fed policy initiatives introduced in recent weeks together represent a game-changer for the economy -- in ways that go beyond what you might think.

Investment Insights
Mar 23
Investment Insights

Fed Facilities Supporting U.S. Money Market Funds

March 23, 2020

The facilities the Fed put in place span three key investment types: repos, US Treasury securities and commercial paper. We believe more support is still to come.

Market Outlook
Mar 20
Market Outlook

Banks and COVID-19

Banks and the Downturn: Faring Better

March 20, 2020

Investors seem very bearish on global banks, as if expecting a 2008-type financial crisis to return in the near term. Yet banks are in a very different place now thanks to strong fundamentals.

Investment Insights
Mar 20
Investment Insights

Europe Launches Policy Response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

We currently expect the eurozone economy to shrink by around 1% in 2020, taking into account monetary and fiscal policy responses to reduce the damage.

Market Outlook
Mar 19
Market Outlook

Credit update

Mortgages, Consumer Credit: COVID-19 Prone?

March 19, 2020

As volatility increases, US fixed income investments backed by high-quality mortgage and consumer loans may potentially provide strong risk-adjusted return outcomes.

Investment Insights
Mar 18
Investment Insights

Fixed income review

The Energy Sector: A Holistic View

March 18, 2020

The global energy sector is facing a period of lower realized prices, uncertainty, and rising leverage.

Market Outlook
Mar 17
Market Outlook

Zero rates arrive in U.S.

The Fed’s Emergency Actions

March 17, 2020

The zero interest rate policy announced by the Fed on Sunday will likely be here for a while -- and could continue even after COVID-19 concerns have moderated.

Investment Insights
Mar 09
Investment Insights

Volatility in context

Jan-Feb Market Move: How Extreme?

March 09, 2020

Putting the recent volatility in fixed income into historical perspective.

Investment Insights
Mar 06
Investment Insights

The COVID-19 outbreak

Will Europe Follow the Fed?

March 06, 2020

The European response to the economic fallout from COVID-19 is likely to focus more on fiscal policy than rate-cutting.

Market Outlook
Mar 04
Market Outlook

The Fed Takes Swift Action

March 04, 2020

The Fed's surprise rate cut has implications for markets, the economy and future policy, with the final outcomes hinging on the path of the COVID-19 impacts in the U.S.

Investment Insights
Mar 02
Investment Insights

Coronavirus update

Don't Stare Into the Abyss

March 02, 2020

Indiscriminate selling driven by virus fears may be a prime opportunity to take advantage of price dislocations, while helping to restore much-needed common sense around valuations.

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