Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Perspectives

In the Know: Perspective on Problems in Puerto Rico

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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Fixed Income

In the Know: Fed Policy and Fixed Income

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. The conclusion of ...

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Education

Supreme Court’s Historic Ruling on Marriage Spotlights Social Security Issues

In a historic decision on June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples in the United States have a constitutional right to marry. ...

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Emerging Markets

Unconstrained Global Investing in an Extraordinary Monetary Policy Environment

Monetary policy divergences have given global investors much to think about—and debate about— this year. Speaking at Franklin Templeton’s 2015 ...

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Equity

Looking Beyond the Babble over Bubbles

As we enter the seventh year of a record-breaking US bull market, some investors may be worried that stock valuations are a bit inflated. Their ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: June

Perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® IN THIS ISSUE US Economy Looking Up Ahead of Possible Fed Rate Hike World Bond ...

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Perspectives

Rising Rates and the Rebirth of Global Stockpicking

In the wake of the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, passive stock investing has been on the rise, presented as the preferred path for many ...

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Equity

Two Pillars Support US Growth: Consumers and Corporates

With both the US economy and equity market recording generally solid growth since the financial crisis ended in 2009, some investors may be ...

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Fixed Income

Bears Gather around the Goldilocks Eurozone

In the eyes of many observers, the eurozone is enjoying a “Goldilocks” moment: Conditions are “just right” for growth. David Zahn, head of ...

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Equity

Why Oil Price Rally Isn’t a Surprise, but Iron Ore’s Price Should Stay Low

This spring, to the chagrin of consumers and the delight of energy companies, oil prices took some strides toward recovery after a precipitous ...