Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Equity

Politics, Policy Uncertainties Likely to Sway Markets in 2017

For fans of surprise endings, especially in political contests, 2016 was a banner year. Unexpected election outcomes swung global equity markets ...

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Equity

2017 US Growth Investing Outlook

With the US stock market roaring ahead to close 2016 on a high note, the question for many investors is whether the momentum can be sustained. ...

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Why a Continued Rise in Gold Prices May Still Pan Out

In the first seven months of the year, gold prices regained some luster lost after a multi-year slump, buoyed by new financial risks and ...

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Equity

There’s More to India Than Just the Growth Story

India boasts more than 5,000 different stocks spread across a wide range of sectors, making the Indian equity market a sweet shop for investors, ...

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Perspectives

Notes from the Trading Desk – US Election Special

Franklin Templeton’s Notes from the Trading Desk offers a weekly overview of what our professional traders and analysts are watching in the ...

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Equity

America Decides: A Vote for Change

With Donald Trump emerging victorious in the US presidential race, many investors may be thinking: Now what? Here, Ed Perks, CIO of Franklin ...

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Equity

Stock-Market Value Hunting—and a Potential Post-Election Outcome

Value-oriented strategies had been out of favor for the past couple of years, but seem to have turned a corner in recent months. Tucker Scott, ...

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Equity

What’s Driving US, European Voter Resentment?

Across the world, there has been a surge in support for populist causes and politicians, from the rise of Syriza in Greece and the vote for Brexit ...

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Equity

Smartphones and Software Keys to Realizing “Dot-Com Dreams”

When the Internet burst on the scene about 20 years ago, some tech experts vowed the Web would soon infiltrate all aspects of our lives. It took ...

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Perspectives

3 Reasons Why Investors Should Ignore Political Threats to Biotech

Drug prices have been thrown back into the headlines after politicians jumped into the fray over the most recent accusations of price gouging. As ...

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Equity

Real Estate Breaks New Ground

Many investors with an interest in the commercial real estate market have turned to liquid real estate, especially real estate investment trusts ...

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Multi-Asset

Politics, Policies and Market Resiliency

This year has been one full of uncertainty and surprises on many fronts. While the United States has been embroiled in pre-presidential election ...