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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
Jul 08
Investment Insights

Infrastructure Earnings and COVID-19 Uncertainty

July 08, 2020

The market has potentially mispriced COVID-19's impact on both earnings and the market risk premium attached to infrastructure assets.

Investment Insights
Jul 07
Investment Insights

Inflation: Is 2% the Right Target?

July 07, 2020

Main Street and Wall Street have divergent opinions about the Fed's longstanding 2% inflation target.

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 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.

Investment Insights
Jun 09
Investment Insights

The New Normal

Retailers Go All-In Online

June 09, 2020

Inroads made by e-commerce in retail sectors like groceries and food delivery during the COVID-19 lockdown are likely permanent.

Investment Insights
Jun 05
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: May

June 05, 2020

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

Investment Insights
Jun 05
Investment Insights

Europe

ECB: Renewed Focus on Inflation

June 05, 2020

New policies announced by ECB President Lagarde surprised markets on the dovish side, delivering more support than expected..

Investment Insights
May 29
Investment Insights

Global Emerging Markets

Through the ESG Lens

May 29, 2020

Emerging markets have made great strides when it comes to ESG over the years, and there is now a constellation of companies which can go head to head with their developed-market peers.

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.

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