Beyond Bulls & Bears

Assessing a Divided Congress and Market Fundamentals
Multi-Asset

Assessing a Divided Congress and Market Fundamentals

“In general, we think a divided Congress will likely leave the overall direction of policy unchanged. We don’t see major changes to tax, spending or trade policies.” – Ed Perks, CIO of Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions

Volatility Is Not an Indicator of US Recession
Equity

Volatility Is Not an Indicator of US Recession

Signs of a global economic slowdown have impacted the US equity market this year and led to discussions about a possible recession in both the US ...

European Drama Hasn’t Derailed US Growth
Equity

European Drama Hasn’t Derailed US Growth

With the Greek debt crisis coming to a head and China’s equity market experiencing a correction, the summer doldrums have not been in effect this ...

Two Pillars Support US Growth: Consumers and Corporates
Equity

Two Pillars Support US Growth: Consumers and Corporates

With both the US economy and equity market recording generally solid growth since the financial crisis ended in 2009, some investors may be ...

2015 Investment Outlook: US Economy May Be Poised for Further Growth
Equity

2015 Investment Outlook: US Economy May Be Poised for Further Growth

Grant Bowers and Matt Moberg, portfolio managers and research analysts, Franklin Equity Group®, offer their outlook on the US economy. They ...

Sequestration Stings

Sequestration Stings