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This commentary, published by Janney Fixed Income Strategy & Research, covers key occurrences in economics, interest rates, agencies and corporates, and municipal bonds from the preceding week.

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May 23, 2016: Isolationism, marked by distaste for immigration and free trade, is an increasing global theme that could ratchet economic growth lower.

IN THIS ISSUE OF FIXED INCOME WEEKLY:

  • In a special extended economic discussion, we address the far-right isolationist themes that are sweeping across Europe and North America, and while the extent of the spread is quite unclear, the potential impacts are profound.
  • High yield issuance has finally returned in force after proving hesitant in the first 12 weeks of “relief rally” from February’s lows in investor sentiment.
  • Despite a rebound in credit metrics and confidence in the remaining municipal bond insurers, their market share seems stuck at about 6% of new issuance.

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