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1 May 2024
Credit Market Insights
48:09
Michael Buchanan was on The Credit Edge, a weekly podcast by Bloomberg Intelligence, with host James Crombie. The long-form interview covered a wide array of credit investing topics, including Western Asset’s nuanced views on the value of commercial real estate.
20 March 2024
No Fed Surprises
3:30
John Bellows was on CNBC to provide live commentary as the Federal Reserve (Fed) post-meeting announcement was made, and highlighted the importance of consistency in the Fed’s messaging as it promotes stability and investor confidence.
7 March 2024
Fixed-Income Positioning Amid Economic Crosswinds
5:04
Bonnie Wongtrakool was on Bloomberg TV discussing the importance of shifting toward shorter duration fixed-income investments given the uncertain economic outlook and potential rate cuts later this year.
27 February 2024
Munis Heading Into Tax Season
4:08
On NASDAQ, Product Specialist Sam Weitzman explains why municipal bonds can be ideal investments this upcoming tax season.
30 January 2024
Labor Market a Bright Spot for Fed
3:58
On Bloomberg TV, Head of US Broad Markets John Bellows discusses why he believes the Federal Reserve (Fed) is making good progress toward achieving its dual mandate of maintaining both stable prices (i.e., tempering inflation) and maximum employment.
13 December 2023
Should the Fed Maintain Elevated Interest Rates?
1:20
John Bellows, Portfolio Manager at Western Asset, turns the tables on CNBC questioning why, given Core PCE and inflation numbers, the Fed needs to maintain elevated interest rates at all.
13 December 2023
What’s Ahead for Growth in 2024?
1:01
John Bellows, Portfolio Manager at Western Asset, was on CNBC discussing what he thinks is a likely moderation in economic growth ahead, and why this does not necessarily mean recession.
6 October 2023
Munis Offer Attractive Opportunities Beyond Cash
3:14
Robert Amodeo, Head of Municipals at Western Asset, was on CNBC discussing the wealth of opportunities for Muni investors today given higher rates and falling inflation.
4 October 2023
Attractive Yields Abound
1:31
On CNBC, John Bellows described how investors currently have an opportunity to lock in attractive yields of around 5% in 10- and 30-year US Treasuries, and there are also value opportunities to generate even higher yields in high-quality spread sectors.
4 October 2023
Inflation Approaching Fed Target
4:43
John Bellows was on CNBC discussing the recent decline in inflation and what it means for rates. With much of the bad economic news already priced in to the market, John sees potential for yields to move significantly lower.
20 September 2023
Fed Pauses as Inflation Measures Closer to Target
1:41
John Bellows joined CNBC’s Power Lunch panel to discuss the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, reinforcing our view that with inflation moderating and growth slowing, a Federal Reserve (Fed) pause should be appropriate.
13 September 2023
Advanced Technologies and Muni Market Analysis
3:46
Robert Amodeo, Head of Municipals at Western Asset, was on Bloomberg TV discussing how incorporating the use of new machine learning algorithms along with good old-fashioned human judgment may help us to identify mispricing and trends in the muni market ahead of the competition.
25 August 2023
Long-Term US Growth Potential
2:27
In addressing recent moves higher in yields, Bonnie Wongtrakool explains the importance of the US economy’s long-term growth potential, and how to protect against certain events that could arise as market dynamics evolve.
25 August 2023
US Economic Slowdown & Fixed-Income Opportunity
3:10
Bonnie Wongtrakool shares Western Asset’s view regarding when the US economy may start to slow down, and discusses opportunities and risks in fixed-income.
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Credit Market Insights  1 May 2024
Michael Buchanan was on The Credit Edge, a weekly podcast by Bloomberg Intelligence, with host James Crombie. The long-form interview covered a wide array of credit investing topics, including Western Asset’s nuanced views on the value of commercial real estate.
48:09
No Fed Surprises  20 March 2024
John Bellows was on CNBC to provide live commentary as the Federal Reserve (Fed) post-meeting announcement was made, and highlighted the importance of consistency in the Fed’s messaging as it promotes stability and investor confidence.
3:30
Fixed-Income Positioning Amid Economic Crosswinds  7 March 2024
Bonnie Wongtrakool was on Bloomberg TV discussing the importance of shifting toward shorter duration fixed-income investments given the uncertain economic outlook and potential rate cuts later this year.
5:04
Munis Heading Into Tax Season  27 February 2024
On NASDAQ, Product Specialist Sam Weitzman explains why municipal bonds can be ideal investments this upcoming tax season.
4:08
Labor Market a Bright Spot for Fed  30 January 2024
On Bloomberg TV, Head of US Broad Markets John Bellows discusses why he believes the Federal Reserve (Fed) is making good progress toward achieving its dual mandate of maintaining both stable prices (i.e., tempering inflation) and maximum employment.
3:58
Should the Fed Maintain Elevated Interest Rates?  13 December 2023
John Bellows, Portfolio Manager at Western Asset, turns the tables on CNBC questioning why, given Core PCE and inflation numbers, the Fed needs to maintain elevated interest rates at all.
1:20
What’s Ahead for Growth in 2024?  13 December 2023
John Bellows, Portfolio Manager at Western Asset, was on CNBC discussing what he thinks is a likely moderation in economic growth ahead, and why this does not necessarily mean recession.
1:01
Munis Offer Attractive Opportunities Beyond Cash  6 October 2023
Robert Amodeo, Head of Municipals at Western Asset, was on CNBC discussing the wealth of opportunities for Muni investors today given higher rates and falling inflation.
3:14
Attractive Yields Abound  4 October 2023
On CNBC, John Bellows described how investors currently have an opportunity to lock in attractive yields of around 5% in 10- and 30-year US Treasuries, and there are also value opportunities to generate even higher yields in high-quality spread sectors.
1:31
Inflation Approaching Fed Target  4 October 2023
John Bellows was on CNBC discussing the recent decline in inflation and what it means for rates. With much of the bad economic news already priced in to the market, John sees potential for yields to move significantly lower.
4:43
Fed Pauses as Inflation Measures Closer to Target  20 September 2023
John Bellows joined CNBC’s Power Lunch panel to discuss the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, reinforcing our view that with inflation moderating and growth slowing, a Federal Reserve (Fed) pause should be appropriate.
1:41
Advanced Technologies and Muni Market Analysis  13 September 2023
Robert Amodeo, Head of Municipals at Western Asset, was on Bloomberg TV discussing how incorporating the use of new machine learning algorithms along with good old-fashioned human judgment may help us to identify mispricing and trends in the muni market ahead of the competition.
3:46
Long-Term US Growth Potential  25 August 2023
In addressing recent moves higher in yields, Bonnie Wongtrakool explains the importance of the US economy’s long-term growth potential, and how to protect against certain events that could arise as market dynamics evolve.
2:27
US Economic Slowdown & Fixed-Income Opportunity  25 August 2023
Bonnie Wongtrakool shares Western Asset’s view regarding when the US economy may start to slow down, and discusses opportunities and risks in fixed-income.
3:10

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