Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Fixed Income

Meet the Manager: Dina Ting

Whether leaving her home in Indonesia to attend college in the United States or riding the exchange-traded fund (ETF) wave as it grew into a ...

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Education

Don’t Plan on Being Average

Even if you are years away from retirement, it’s never too soon to start thinking about how you’ll get there—and how much you’ll need when you are ...

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Fixed Income

Index Investing and the Factor Evolution

Every financial website displays key barometers to track global stock performance around the world at a glance—in the form of stock indexes. With ...

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: July

Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® US Bonds Caught Up in Global Trend of Falling Yields June heralded a fresh downward leg in ...

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Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets: Mapping the Opportunities

In the latest edition of “Global Macro Shifts,” the Templeton Global Macro team provides an in-depth evaluation of emerging markets that reminds ...

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Alternatives

What an (Economic) Drag It Is Getting Old

Brooks Ritchey, senior managing director, K2 Advisors, looks beyond the day-to-day data and policy debates to a bigger-picture trend that could ...

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Education

Social Security Looks Pretty Good. But Medicare’s Another Story.

On an annual basis, the Trustees of the US Social Security and Medicare trust funds provide their report on the current and projected financial ...

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Fixed Income

Brexit: “I Have Confidence in Confidence Alone”

The impact on global markets of the United Kingdom’s surprise vote to leave the European Union seems to have been disproportionate to the ...

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Education

Strategic Beta: Risk-Management Recipe

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are now an established item on the investment menu, and there are now many flavors to choose from. Proponents claim ...

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Equity

Brexit: Serious Consequences, but “Not the End of the World”

In the end, any initial success for Brexit will likely depend on whether negotiations between the United Kingdom and the EU are amicable or acrimonious.

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Fixed Income

A Global Macro View of Brexit Implications

While the knee-jerk market reactions to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) fade, some longer-term ramifications could ...

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Equity

Brexit: How Quickly May the Surprise Wear Off?

As markets digest the shock decision of UK voters to leave the European Union (EU), Templeton Global Equity Group’s Dylan Ball believes ...