Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Education

New Year’s Retirement Resolution to Keep: Develop a Social Security Strategy

On January 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller made history as the first American ever to receive a monthly Social Security benefit check.1 On the 75th ...

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Equity

Weighing the Odds of Compromise in Greece, and the “Grexit”

The victory of the Syriza party in Greece removed one market uncertainty, but created many others. Three professionals from Templeton Global ...

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Fixed Income

Headwinds—or Tailwinds—for Fixed Income Investors

Only a month into the new year and investors already have plenty to think about, from plunging oil prices to a key election in Greece to dramatic ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: January

Christopher Molumphy Michael Materasso Roger Bayston Michael Hasenstab John Beck Data Have Continued to Point to a Solid US Economy After a much ...

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Fixed Income

QE Train Arrives at Eurozone—Finally

The eurozone’s long-running guessing game ended this week when the European Central Bank (ECB) finally announced a €1 trillion asset-purchase ...

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Alternatives

2015 Investment Outlook: Reasons We Still Like Global Equities

We continue to favor equities in emerging Asia over emerging Latin America due to what we view as stronger corporate fundamentals and attractive valuations.

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Perspectives

2015 Investment Outlook: Oil Price Declines and Implications

The plunging price of oil remains in the spotlight in early 2015, leading to much speculation about the economic and investment implications of a ...

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Equity

2015 Investment Outlook: US Economy May Be Poised for Further Growth

Grant Bowers and Matt Moberg, portfolio managers and research analysts, Franklin Equity Group®, offer their outlook on the US economy. They ...

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Equity

2015 Investment Outlook: Five Reasons Why the Eurozone May Surprise Naysayers

The eurozone took it on the chin economically in 2014, and many analysts don’t expect 2015 to bring a significant respite to the region. Philippe ...