Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Emerging Markets

Hasenstab on Global Growth: Headwinds or Tailwinds?

While some forecasters predict gloomy global growth this year, the contrarian-minded Dr. Michael Hasenstab, chief investment officer, Templeton ...

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Alternatives

Complexity, Critical States and Tributaries of Uncertainty

For long periods of time, the markets can advance relatively smoothly until a sudden onset of chaos occurs, a “tipping point” that quickly changes ...

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Equity

Demystifying—and Defeating—Deflation

Consumers who have been raised to fear inflation may find it hard to understand why falling prices could ever be negative. Like many things in ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: February

Perspective From the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Christopher Molumphy Michael Materasso Roger Bayston Michael Hasenstab John Beck ...

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Equity

Active Opportunities in a Passive World

Investors have heard the drumbeat for years that the days of actively managed mutual funds are numbered. After all, some experts maintain, the ...