Featured Investment Insights
Rising Development Costs
Record high building costs have helped sustain asset appreciation and could also help shape new investment opportunities.
Western Asset examines recent trends in the muni bond market and provides its outlook about conditions ahead.
Observations and insights into the future of sustainable investing from the most recent PRI (Principles for Responsible Investing) conference.
Stocks with high current dividends and stocks that consistently increase dividends both have unique characteristics that can affect investor outcomes.
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.
Mid Week Bond Update
Is the bond market's fear of recession overdone?
Lower volatility stocks with sustainable dividends and attractive valuations may provide a defensive tilt to portfolios in a late cycle environment.
How U.S. and overseas investment-grade corporate bonds benefit from increasingly negative government bond yields.
Falling yields underscore the value that companies which consistently increase dividend payouts offer to equity investors.
Current market conditions make the shorter end of the maturity curve potentially attractive from a risk/reward point of view.
Recent extremes in the returns for Value and Momentum stocks could be suggesting a change in leadership ahead.
A changing reaction function
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.
Chinese tariffs on U.S. oil pose a new challenge, but the bigger issue is weakening demand caused by trade tensions.
Commercial real estate
The U.S. tech industry is reshaping communities as well as commercial real estate values across cities nationwide.
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