Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Fixed Income

Mid-Year Muni Market Update

The municipal bond market faced a rather tough year in 2013, with news of troubles in Detroit, Puerto Rico and elsewhere scaring off some ...

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Emerging Markets

Hasenstab: The Contrarian Case of Hungary

Hungary is an example of a country with a prognosis a couple years ago that looked poor to many fixed income investors. Michael Hasenstab, chief ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: June

Perspectives from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Christopher Molumphy Michael Materasso Roger Bayston Michael Hasenstab John Beck US ...

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Emerging Markets

On-the-Ground Perspective in Thailand

Thailand has been in the throes of political crisis over the past few months, leading to the imposition of martial law in May after months of ...

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Fixed Income

ECB Leaves the Door Open for Further Action

The European Central Bank (ECB) delivered a robust package of monetary policy measures on June 5 and promised more to come if needed to help stave ...

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Alternatives

Actively Managing for a Less-Correlated World

The 2007-2008 financial crisis and the monetary policy responses that helped to push interest rates in the developed world to historical lows also ...

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Equity

Long-Term Opportunity in Tech Sector Volatility

The technology sector seems to have again demonstrated just how frustrating markets can be. An investor favorite last year, the sector has been ...