Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Alternatives

Solidifying a Case for Liquid Alternatives

David Saunders, founding managing director of K2 Advisors, presents a brief introduction to liquid alternatives and four common hedge strategies ...

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Emerging Markets

A Macro View of Recent Market Volatility

The global markets have experienced heightened market volatility tied to a number of factors, including concerns about China and expectations for ...

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Alternatives

Shrugging Along

Since the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, it seems like many markets have gone nowhere but up—most notably in the United States. Brooks ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: August

Perspective from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® IN THIS ISSUE: US Job Figures Strengthen Prospects for Interest-Rate Hikes ...

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Education

Happy 80th Birthday, Social Security! Here’s to Many More

Happy 80th birthday Social Security! Gail Buckner CFP, Vice President and our National Financial Planning Spokesperson, looks at its past, present ...

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Equity

Summer Slump Strikes Oil Again

For the second year in a row, oil prices have headed south for the summer. While this year’s decline hasn’t been as dramatic as last year’s, the ...

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Fixed Income

Update on Puerto Rico as Aug. 1 Debt Deadline Missed

The last time we checked in with Rafael Costas and Sheila Amoroso about Puerto Rico was right after the island’s governor announced that Puerto ...