Beyond Bulls & Bears

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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 ...

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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 ...