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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: October

In this month’s Global Economic Perspective, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group discusses the state of the US economy and monetary policy implications, the fallout from the German elections and impact of the Catalonia crisis in Spain.

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: September

In this month’s Global Economic Perspective, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group examines the potential impact of recent storms on the US economy, Europe’s monetary policy path and whether the global economy’s upturn is sustainable.

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Fixed Income

Why ECB Tapering Could Prompt a Change in Bond-Market Philosophy

“While some commentators may question whether the ECB should embark on tapering when it still doesn’t see itself hitting its inflation target within its time horizon, I would say that’s exactly what the central bank should do.” - David Zahn, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group

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Fixed Income

The End of the Eurozone’s QE Era?

”We know the European Central Bank (ECB) likes to flag changes to its monetary policy approach well before they’re implemented. That’s why we expect an imminent announcement from ECB President Mario Draghi that the bank will start winding down its quantitative easing (QE) program next year.” David Zahn, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group.

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: August

In this month’s Global Economic Perspective, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group takes a look at recent US economic data, and increased skepticism among many market participants about whether the Federal Reserve will implement another increase in interest rates before the end of the year.

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Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: July

In this month's Global Economic Perspective, our Fixed Income Group dives into diverging central bank policy and weighs in on whether the European Central Bank is likely to be less accommodative—and what its timing might look like.

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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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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

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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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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Fixed Income

No Fireworks from the ECB as Draghi Plays It Cool

Many market observers seem to have been expecting fireworks from the December meeting of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) governing council. As a ...