Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Equity

Brexit Signs: Envisioning an EU Without the UK

The victory of the center-right Conservative Party in the recent UK election, while broadly welcomed by financial markets, has brought back to the ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: May

Perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® IN THIS ISSUE Federal Reserve Grapples with Mixed Data Multiple Central Banks Still in ...

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Education

The Student Debt Dilemma and the Role of 529 Plans

It’s no secret that the cost of college has been skyrocketing in recent years. In the past, student loans were a reasonable way to finance a ...

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Equity

M&A Activity in Technology Heats Up

The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index finally hit a new record high in April, eclipsing the old record set 15 years ago in 2000. Naturally, ...

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Equity

Meet the Manager: Heather Arnold

Some experts say investing is more of an art than a science, and Heather Arnold, who earned degrees in both art and economics, would tend to ...

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Equity

Utilities Sector at an Inflection Point

The utilities sector may not be the most glamorous, but many investors have found it attractive for its dividend-generating potential and because ...

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Fixed Income

In the Know: Seven Myths About Municipal Bonds

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. Today, Rafael ...

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Equity

Buying Time: Why We Think M&A Is Here to Stay

A number of eye-catching potential mega-deals have thrown the spotlight back on to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in recent weeks. With ...