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Feb 21
Market Outlook

Q1 Market Outlook

Even Lower, Even Longer

February 21, 2020

Despite recent headwinds, the pace of global growth should pick up. With central banks on board, emerging markets are especially attractive.

Market Outlook
Feb 19
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

ESG: Green Bonds Gaining Traction

February 19, 2020

With over $1 trillion issued so far, "Green Bonds" are becoming a major force in fixed income.

Market Outlook
Feb 12
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Negative Rates: Is the U.S. Next?

February 12, 2020

Whether, when and how could negative interest rates arrive in the U.S.?

Market Outlook
Feb 05
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

The Fed: A Busy Buyer

February 05, 2020

What the Fed has been buying for its own account – and why.

Market Outlook
Jan 29
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

EM Corporate Debt: Not Done Yet

January 29, 2020

Even after a strong 2019, aggregate fundamentals for EM Corporates remain positive.

Market Outlook
Jan 23
Market Outlook

Summary outlook

The Year in Review, a Look Ahead

January 23, 2020

The risks, macro factors and opportunities behind Western's outlook for the year ahead.

Market Outlook
Jan 22
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

Currency Volatility: Quiet Times

January 22, 2020

At an all-time low, what does currency volatility say about today's market conditions?

Market Outlook
Jan 15
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

U.S. Inflation: Managing Expectations

January 15, 2020

Low expectations are making the Fed's battle to boost inflation harder.

Market Outlook
Jan 14
Market Outlook

Federal Reserve Outlook for 2020

January 14, 2020

The Fed’s inflation focus implies a high bar for rate hikes in 2020. Further cuts this year cannot be ruled out if inflation continues to undershoot the Fed’s target.

Market Outlook
Jan 08
Market Outlook

Mid Week Bond Update

U.S. Corporates: Strong for the Duration

January 08, 2020

Historically high duration and spreads near cyclical lows reflect a favorable environment for U.S. Corporates.

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