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America's infrastructure needs an upgrade—and hopes are high Trump will help lead the way. See what our managers believe new spending could mean for investors, and how active strategies can help.
ClearBridge's Margaret Vitrano reflects on pockets of opportunity in large-cap stocks amid the market's recent run-up.
When good things are happening in the stock market, investors can be forgiven for forgetting about volatility.
A pillar of our investment process
ClearBridge's proprietary Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) ratings system has for years been an integral part of its process for generating investment recommendations.
The global financial environment is changing, driven by U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy moves, the Trump Administration’s potential changes to U.S. fiscal policy, sustained uncertainty about Brexit, geopolitical shifts in Europe and Asia, questions over the future of the European Union, and continuing volatility in emerging markets. Markets are still rising, but volatile, and expectations are uncertain.
Current indicators aren't signaling a pullback, and a healthy U.S. consumer suggests the curent expansion has room to run.
With interest in infrastructure investing exploding, RARE co-founder Nick Langley makes the case for investors to favor listed securities.
After a historically fast market upturn after the election, where will U.S. equities go under Trump? His past remarks provide some clues for investors.
Low-volatility strategies added value in a challenging year – and could be a useful approach to an uncertain year ahead.
While index investments have their place, it’s important to recognize what actively managed strategies can do for investors – especially in the current environment, where the risks embedded in passive strategies loom large.
Western Asset examines recent trends in the muni bond market and provides its outlook about conditions ahead.
Low-volatility dividend stocks:
Post-election market shifts haven't diminished the case for a strategic allocation to low-volatility high-dividend stocks.
Finding opportunity in fixed income
Why Western Asset continues to favor specific spread sectors and a long duration bias for a fixed-income portfolio.
Privately-held commercial real estate
Investors seeking solid income and low correlation to equity and fixed-income assets should not ignore the potential in investments that specialize in privately-held commercial real estate.
Silver linings in the Fed's December’s shift toward higher rates.
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