Beyond Bulls & Bears

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LibertyShares

ETF Trends to Watch in 2017

As investors have become more and more comfortable with the ETF wrapper, they are becoming more open to different solutions within the general asset class beyond a basket defined by market capitalization. I expect this trend to continue.

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Emerging Markets

Global Economic Perspective: January

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® Solid Economic Backdrop Awaits New US Administration As Donald Trump’s inauguration as US ...

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Alternatives

Driving a Case for Convertibles in 2017

In our view, 2017 could be a year where the unique properties of convertibles become an important feature for investors' asset allocation.

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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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Emerging Markets

Global Economic Perspective: December

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® US Election Result Moves Markets and Fed Raises Rates As Expected The prospect of a Trump ...

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Fixed Income

In the Know: Fed Lifts Rates, but “Lower for Longer” Likely

In the Know: Professionals from Franklin Templeton Investments offer a brief but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. The markets can ...

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Fixed Income

Finding the Positives from a Tumultuous Week in Europe

Developments in Europe, including the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the shock decision of the European Central Bank to ...

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Fixed Income

Meet the Manager: Roger Bayston

In his professional life, Roger Bayston is a champion of an active approach to investing, but he’s also an active outdoorsman in his personal ...

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Education

When It Comes to Retirement, 70 Is a Magic Number

If you are approaching retirement, maximizing your potential income is likely on your mind, and it can pay to plan ahead. Gail Buckner, CFP, our ...

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Equity

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, ...