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The Challenge of Stranded Assets in Metals and Mining

Metal and mining companies face some risk of being saddled with stranded assets, but the story for these companies is complex and nuanced.

Commentary

Scotland’s Election Becomes a Referendum on a Referendum—With Global Resonance

On 6 May, Scotland will hold parliamentary elections that could ramp up the push for a Scottish independence referendum. We believe this event and the prospect of another independence referendum could introduce market volatility.

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The American Jobs Plan and its Impact on the Power Sector

Loomis Sayles credit research analysts look at President Biden's American Jobs Plan and discuss the components that might affect the power sector.

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Post-COVID Trials and Trends in Consumer ABS

The consumer asset-backed securities sector is often under heightened scrutiny.

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Chart of the Week: Commodity Prices Pop as Demand Takes Off

As the global recovery kicks into gear, there are signs of shortages and delays causing pricing pressure. It appears that aggregate demand may be rebounding faster than aggregate supply.

Commentary

Even Central Banks Experiment

We have witnessed central banks implement, reduce and exit quantitative easing (QE) programs to influence interest rates.

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Will Cruiselines Finally Begin Sailings out of the US This Summer? A Look at Recent Guidance from the CDC

Cruiseline operators may finally get the green light to start sailing out of US ports on a limited basis.

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Loomis Sayles' Investment Outlook – April 2021

Uneven COVID-19 vaccination rates around the globe have led to diverging growth expectations for individual economies.

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Investment Outlook April 2021

We believe risk assets have further to run as the credit cycle continues to move forward.

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After 2020’s Record Bond Issuance, What Will 2021 Look Like?

New bond issuance exploded to record highs in 2020. What will 2021 supply look like?

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Yield Curve Control: An Experiment in Real Time

We are witnessing countries using yield curve control policies—despite many unknown factors and potential repercussions.

Commentary

Are Emerging Market Assets Vulnerable to Another Taper Tantrum?

Real rates in the United States have moved sharply higher since the beginning of 2021.

Commentary

Be Cautious About Upcoming Data

We are entering a period when data may be on a wild ride. Brian Horrigan shares why he thinks market participants shouldn’t panic over big moves in upcoming data.

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What’s Behind the Recent Rise in Real Yields?

Rising yields and a steeper yield curve are par for the course as an economy enters the recovery phase of the global credit cycle.

Commentary

Valuation Reversal in Muni Market

im Grabovac looks at the recent muni market selloff and why he thinks it was a valuation correction rather than a market response to actual selling.