Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Equity

Europe: Back to Business

After a contentious period of negotiations, the odds of a so-called “Grexit,” or Greek exit from the euro, were drastically reduced as Greece ...

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Equity

European Drama Hasn’t Derailed US Growth

With the Greek debt crisis coming to a head and China’s equity market experiencing a correction, the summer doldrums have not been in effect this ...

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Education

Is Social Security on Life Support?

Gail Buckner, CFP® Vice President National Financial Planning Spokesperson Franklin Templeton Investments Surprise! Social Security’s finances are ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: July

Perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® IN THIS ISSUE US Likely Inching toward Interest-Rate Hike China Intervenes to Prop Up ...

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Perspectives

Searching for Natural Hedges Against Interest-Rate Risk

In the United States, the fixed income story today is a cautionary tale of rising interest rates lurking around the corner. Most investors ...

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Fixed Income

Eurozone Looks to Heal Its Greek Crisis Rifts

One chapter of the Greek debt saga closed on Wednesday (July 15) with the country’s parliament giving its approval to a fresh bailout plan agreed ...

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Emerging Markets

China: Searching for a New Equilibrium

Michael Hasenstab, CIO of Templeton Global Macro, recognizes that China’s economy has shifted down a gear, but the slowdown from the 10%+ growth ...

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Equity

Greece’s Precarious Position

Three professionals from Templeton Global Equity Group™, Norm Boersma, Cindy Sweeting and Heather Arnold, offer their perspective on the latest ...

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Alternatives

Exporting the “Bacon Genie” and Other Reasons to Be Bullish

From “Bacon Genies” to “Snuggies,” there’s little doubting Americans have a thirst for consumer goods, even those that don’t always appear to ...

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Fixed Income

Eurozone Contagion Fears Flare as Greek Crisis Enters Crucial Phase

Whatever the outcome of the Greek referendum on Sunday (July 5), the result is likely to mean more uncertainty and possibly pain for the people of ...