Beyond Bulls & Bears

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The Sectors Most Likely to Cheer US Tax Reform

The financial markets seem to have high hopes for new business-friendly policies in the United States following Donald Trump’s inauguration as the ...

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Europe’s Main Event: Economics vs. Politics

"I believe the concerns (US President Donald) Trump has regarding trade with Mexico and China would not apply to Europe. Europe is not a low-cost area, not only where wages are concerned, but also where taxes are concerned."

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Meet the Manager: Serena Perin Vinton

(Jerry Palmieri) made me realize that in this business, experience does matter, and portfolio managers can become more seasoned and better investors over time by learning from that experience.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...