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Feb 08

Mid-Week Bond Update

Goldilocks data lifts High Yield, Emerging Markets

High Yield and Emerging Market bonds were the winners over a 5-day period dominated by goldilocks data: a not too hot-not too cold economy has generally been positive for the two asset classes, which have traditionally benefited from...

Market Outlook
Feb 02

Western Asset: a bespoke approach to Unconstrained Investing

Unconstrained fixed-income investing has recently come into prominence due largely to two factors. First is investor desire to avoid having their portfolios tied to benchmarks whose composition may not reflect the optimal or desired components of their investment needs and objectives.

Market Outlook
Feb 01

Mid-Week Bond Update

La la land, no more?

US Treasuries and traditional risk assets emerged as both 5-day and January winners, as US president Trump’s stark first policies added volatility and uncertainty, but also rekindled hopes of faster growth. Street protests, the firing of a high level official and several diplomatic spats...

Market Outlook
Jan 25

Mid-Week Bond Update

US dollar: Trump dump

Comments by US president Trump about the dangers of having a strong currency sent the dollar back down to the level it had before the latest Federal Reserve rate hike in December. In a politically-driven week, Trump’s plans to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement also dragged...

Market Outlook
Jan 25

Brandywine Global quarterly letter 4Q 2016

Regime shifts

History will be the judge, but in our opinion, the third quarter of 2016 has a very good chance of being the secular low for developed-country sovereign bond yields. Our position throughout the year...

Market Outlook
Jan 24

Market & Strategy Update

Opportunities in 2017

Keeping in mind the enormous amount of policy uncertainty there is around the world and particularly in the US, upside growth prospects are coming amidst challenging secular headwinds and a constrained global growth background.

Market Outlook
Jan 18

Mid-Week Bond Update

Pounding fast

Global sovereign bonds rose over the past five trading days, as the euphoria that has driven financial markets since Donald Trump’s US election victory in November started to fade. Lack of details...

Market Outlook
Jan 11

Mid-Week Bond Update

Rising from the dead: long Treasuries

The risk-on rally that started after Trump won the US election in November continued for yet another week – although this time it had an unexpected winner: US long Treasuries. Following weeks of torrid performance...

Market Outlook
Jan 11

Looking Ahead

OUTLOOK 2017

ClearBridge Investment Strategist Jeff Schulze offers insight on what 2017 could have in store for the economy and markets.

Market Outlook
Jan 04

Midweek Bond Update

New Year, Old Questions

The first few days of 2017 saw fixed income investors grappling with the same key questions that dominated the last months of 2016.

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