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Sep 16
Investment Insights

The Fed: Unanswered Questions

September 16, 2020

Unanswered questions about future asset purchases could potentially undermine confidence in the Fed’s commitment.

Investment Insights
Sep 01
Investment Insights

Corporate Credit: Turning to Cyclicals

September 01, 2020

While we see further opportunities in cyclicals, the strength of an upturn in these sectors remains highly uncertain.

Investment Insights
Aug 26
Investment Insights

U.S. Economy

Durables Manufacturing: Signs of Recovery

August 26, 2020

Total durables orders jumped a whopping 11.2% in July, with a large 1.1% upward revision to the June estimate.

Investment Insights
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.

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