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Aug 19
Investment Insights

Weekly muni monitor

Spread Tightening Stalled

August 19, 2020

Absent improving fundamentals, we believe additional spread compression will remain paused.

Investment Insights
Aug 18
Investment Insights

Economy update

Signs of Recovery in Retail

August 18, 2020

July retail sales (excluding restaurants) are well above pre-COVID levels, but much of that took place online.

Investment Insights
Aug 12
Investment Insights

Muni update

Tax Policy News: New York, California

August 12, 2020

Proposals in two key states would change the landscape for the largest issuers and their investors.

Investment Insights
Aug 10
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: July

August 10, 2020

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

Investment Insights
Aug 07
Investment Insights

Muni weekly update

Taxable Spread Opportunities

August 07, 2020

Foreign demand for taxable munis is generating new issuance, and a potential benefit for spread investors.

Investment Insights
Aug 06
Investment Insights

Navigating Through the Fog of Uncertainty

August 06, 2020

Small-cap stocks are behaving in an historically familiar way, yet the first half of 2020 has been anything but normal.

Investment Insights
Jul 29
Investment Insights

The Fed

Preparing for a Long Period of Easing

July 29, 2020

The Fed is planning for a prolonged period of accommodation, and seeking to ensure its policies can be sustained as long as needed.

Investment Insights
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.

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