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Sep 22
Market Outlook

Munis: New Tax Hikes

September 22, 2020

New Jersey's new tax measures and expected debt issuance are affecting the outlook for its bond ratings.

Market Outlook
Aug 27
Market Outlook

The New Normal

The Office: Not Dead Yet

August 27, 2020

The pandemic has created short-term demand challenges for office properties, but we are skeptical that working from home will severely impact office usage long-term.

Market Outlook
Aug 20
Market Outlook

Around the Curve

Dollar Outlook Dims

August 20, 2020

We believe the four key forces supporting the dollar are in retreat.

Market Outlook
Aug 06
Market Outlook

Economic Power Waiting to Be Unleashed

August 06, 2020

Looking beyond the pandemic's impact, there are several external factors that merit consideration by investors now.

Market Outlook
Aug 03
Market Outlook

Recovery Indicators Update

Economy Finding Firmer Footing

August 03, 2020

Two positive signal changes re-affirm the overall green signal of the ClearBridge Recovery Dashboard.

Market Outlook
Jul 15
Market Outlook

Markets Now: Review and Outlook

July 15, 2020

Weakness in manufacturing data, hours worked and building permits is helping to keep our proprietary leading economic indicator in negative territory, despite overall improvement over the past month.

Market Outlook
Jul 07
Market Outlook

Recovery Indicators: FOMO or FOGO?

July 07, 2020

Labor market weakness and consumer caution will weigh on the recovery, but equity markets typically follow the kind of rally seen in Q2 with gains over the following year.

Market Outlook
Jul 01
Market Outlook

2Q20 Small-Cap Recap

A Typical Rebound in Atypical Times

July 01, 2020

After a big second quarter rebound, what’s next for small-cap stocks?

Market Outlook
Jul 01
Market Outlook

Around the Curve

The Diverging Fortunes of Emerging Markets

July 01, 2020

The COVID pandemic highlights the quality differentials within the EM debt universe.

Market Outlook
Jun 16
Market Outlook

Around the Curve

COVID-19: Social and Economic Consequences

June 16, 2020

The pandemic has created a fertile environment for social unrest, with much depending how well governments address the crisis and the subsistence needs of their citizens.

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