Beyond Bulls & Bears

A Golden Opportunity?
Equity

A Golden Opportunity?

Precious metals and mining stocks generally struggled in 2015 amid multi-year lows for both precious and industrial metals prices, but 2016 is off ...

A More Accommodative Fed
Fixed Income

A More Accommodative Fed

The US Federal Reserve didn’t find a compelling reason to raise interest rates at its March policy meeting, maintaining its benchmark short-term ...

In the Know: Clean Power Plan Faces Supreme Challenge
Perspectives

In the Know: Clean Power Plan Faces Supreme Challenge

Last month, the US Supreme Court pulled the plug on President Obama’s ambitious plan to substantially cut carbon dioxide emissions, ruling that it ...

Volatility Is Not an Indicator of US Recession
Equity

Volatility Is Not an Indicator of US Recession

Signs of a global economic slowdown have impacted the US equity market this year and led to discussions about a possible recession in both the US ...

Global Economic Perspective: March
Emerging Markets

Global Economic Perspective: March

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® US Economic Data Reassures and Oil Prices Steady The resilience of the US economy, as ...

An Alternative View on Volatility
Alternatives

An Alternative View on Volatility

Many investors fear the type of market volatility we have seen in recent months, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing—particularly for ...

Why Europe Is Wrong to Ignore the Threat of Brexit
Fixed Income

Why Europe Is Wrong to Ignore the Threat of Brexit

Although news headlines in the United Kingdom are currently dominated by speculation about the referendum on the country’s continued membership in ...