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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: October

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® More Positive US Data Build Hopes for Better Performance in Second Half of 2016 As the ...

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Fixed Income

US Election Implications for Europe: What Many Observers Are Missing

Global political uncertainly has been plaguing investors around the world for months. With the UK Brexit vote behind us, attention now turns to ...

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Perspectives

Global Economic Perspective: September

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Divided Fed Inches Closer To Rate Rise As Fundamental State of US Economy Remains Positive ...

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Emerging Markets

Snapshot View: Fed Remains on Hold

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to raise interest rates at its September policy meeting, even though some market observers would argue ...

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Perspectives

Will the Fed Take a (Rate) Hike?

Improving US economic data and stabilization in the global economy have upped the odds that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise interest rates in ...

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Fixed Income

A Summer of European Political Upheaval

Politics dominated the headlines in Europe over the summer months, but the fallout from the political machinations remains far from clear. For ...

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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 ...

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Alternatives

Third-Quarter Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook: K2 Advisors

K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton Solutions, seeks to add value through active portfolio management, tactical allocation and diversification across ...

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Perspectives

Global Economic Perspective: August

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Investors Shrug off Disappointment in Headline US GDP Growth Preliminary readings for US ...

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Perspectives

Why Higher Interest Rates Could Draw Yield-Seekers to Leveraged Loans

Investors in traditional fixed income products don’t typically welcome rising interest rates, but many yield-seekers are hoping the Federal ...

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Perspectives

Spotlight on Brazil

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games underway, the world has been watching Brazil. While Brazil’s economic and political challenges certainly ...