Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Digging into the Roots of US Trade Tensions

Talk of a trade war between the United States and several of its key trading partners continues to intensify. China has borne the brunt of the US tariffs targeting a wide range of goods, and has retaliated with threatened reprisals of its own, creating a tit-for-tat situation between the world’s two largest economies. Templeton Global Equity Group’s Norm Boersma digs into the roots of the current trade tensions.

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Symmetry Policy: How to Adapt to a More Volatile Market Environment

“Unusually subdued levels of volatility during 2017 possibly lured some investors into a false sense of security. But as precipitous market moves in early February and late March suggested a return to more historically normal levels of volatility, the question for investors now is how to adapt their approach to the new environment.” Dylan Ball, Templeton Global Equity Group

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Navigating an Uncertain Second Half

Receding political anxiety and a gathering economic recovery in Europe helped global equity markets advance in the first half of 2017. Yet Templeton Global Equity Group’s Cindy Sweeting and Tony Docal say investors should be somewhat cautious in the second half of the year. They believe rich stock valuations and shifting central bank policies could lead to bouts of volatility.

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Value Update: Where Is the Next Pocket of Opportunity?

"As the anticipated value rally gains steam, we think non-US stocks should begin to benefit. Like the value universe a year ago, non-US equities today look to us to be undervalued, under-owned, and exposed to positive catalysts, including improving corporate fundamentals, economic tailwinds and political and policy support." - Templeton Global Equity Group.

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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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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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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 ...

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Value Unbound: The Implications of a Nascent Value Revival

After a long and deep period of underperformance compared with growth stocks, global value stocks have finally outperformed their growth ...

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Can European Banks Rebound from the “Triple Whammy”?

For years, European equity investors seem to have used the banking sector as a scapegoat for their financial fears by selling off bank shares at ...

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Perspectives

Oil’s Well That Ends Well?

The drop in global oil prices to their lowest levels in more than 10 years might seem like good news for consumers, but the markets have been ...

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On January Barometers and Market Bargains

If market action in the first few weeks of January is a barometer for the year ahead, investors could be in for some stormy weather. (Of course, ...

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A Year for Value?

While global equities appear vulnerable to near-term volatility, Templeton Global Equity Group’s Norm Boersma and Cindy Sweeting are optimistic ...