Beyond Bulls & Bears

Hasenstab on Global Growth: Headwinds or Tailwinds?
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 ...

Complexity, Critical States and Tributaries of Uncertainty
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 ...

Demystifying—and Defeating—Deflation
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 ...

Global Economic Perspective: February
Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: February

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

Active Opportunities in a Passive World
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 ...