About Beyond Bulls & Bears 

Markets are always changing. Positive news one day can lift market spirits and send prices soaring – but negative news the next can dampen spirits, causing prices to sink. It’s the same old battle between bulls and bears many investors already know. At Beyond Bulls & Bears, we don’t let ourselves be guided by the daily blips up and down; instead, we focus on the long-term.

Beyond Bulls & Bears is the brainchild of Franklin Templeton Investments, a global investment manager. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management and K2 investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $846 billion in assets under management as of May 31, 2013. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklinresources.com.

At Beyond Bulls & Bears, our backgrounds are varied- financial journalists, M.B.A.s, investment professionals, and social media enthusiasts who share one thing in common: A passion for getting you fresh insight straight from the source.

Each week, we’ll track down Franklin Templeton’s money managers to get you their perspectives on long-term investing. We also value your perspective, and welcome your comments and questions, as we try to produce content that addresses your needs. Whether you’re a financial advisor seeking ideas for your practice or an individual investor in search of direct insight from professional money managers, we’ll cover topics that are timely and relevant to you.

At Beyond Bulls & Bears our mission is not to bring you the latest hot stock tip or bit of Wall Street gossip. It’s to share the on-the-ground, long-term perspectives of investment professionals adept at navigating the increasingly complex world of global investing. Markets change. The fundamentals of good investing don’t.

“Bear markets have always been temporary. And so have bull markets.”  — Sir John Templeton