Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Equity

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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Equity

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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Equity

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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Alternatives

Helicopter Money: Pulling a Brick with a Rubber Band

You may have heard the term “helicopter money” bantered about in the press of late. Robert Christian, senior managing director and head of ...

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Fixed Income

Fixed Income Markets and the US Election: What Really Matters

Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Chris Molumphy says despite the media frenzy surrounding the US presidential election, the implications ...

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Multi-Asset

Fourth-Quarter Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook: K2 Advisors

K2 Advisors seeks to add value through active portfolio management, tactical allocation and diversification across four main hedge strategies: ...

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Equity

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 ...

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Perspectives

3 Reasons Why Investors Should Ignore Political Threats to Biotech

Drug prices have been thrown back into the headlines after politicians jumped into the fray over the most recent accusations of price gouging. As ...

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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 ...