Beyond Bulls & Bears

Don’t call this a Flash Crash!
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Don’t call this a Flash Crash!

US market structure was back in the news recently with several stocks experiencing irregular price movements on the morning of January 24. David Mann, Franklin Templeton’s Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) Product and Capital Markets, explains how this event relates to similar events ETFs have seen in the past.

ETF trends to watch in 2023: Active munis, global appeal and dividend funds
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ETF trends to watch in 2023: Active munis, global appeal and dividend funds

With January being a month for prognostications, David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Product and Capital Markets, shares his annual outlook for the ETF industry and key trends he sees taking shape in 2023.

Mid-Cap ETFs’ Moment
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Mid-Cap ETFs’ Moment

Dina Ting, our Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, offers her perspective on the allure of multifactor US mid-capitalization strategies for 2023.

ETF 2022 year-end report card: The grades are in!
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ETF 2022 year-end report card: The grades are in!

As 2022 winds down, David Mann, Head of ETF Product & Capital Markets, assesses how the industry and his predictions for the year fared amid a turbulent market environment.

A Time of Transition and Tax-Loss Harvesting
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A Time of Transition and Tax-Loss Harvesting

As the transition to a new year approaches, David Mann, Head of ETF Product & Capital Markets, revisits the annual tax-loss harvesting season. He also discusses how the strong US dollar has been driving down the returns of US-listed ETFs that hold international equities.

Brazil elections: Brace for volatility but look for opportunities
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Brazil elections: Brace for volatility but look for opportunities

Brazilian equity markets may remain volatile following the country’s inconclusive presidential elections. However, Franklin Templeton’s Marcus Weyerer and Dina Ting see long-term investor opportunities—such as renewable energy—arising in Latin America’s largest economy even as the dust settles.

A lesson in ratios and ETF liquidity
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A lesson in ratios and ETF liquidity

In the midst of back-to-school season, David Mann opines on the real-life applications of mysterious middle-school math and exchange-traded funds.

In ETF trading, no news is good news
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In ETF trading, no news is good news

David Mann, Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds Capital Markets, takes this quiet end-of-summer opportunity to pre-empt any of the typical ETF investor concerns that can pop up during busier times.

A collective ETF trading mentality
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A collective ETF trading mentality

What do sports cards have in common with exchange-traded funds? David Mann, Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, explains why a collective mentality may be beneficial for traders of both.

Re-examining Japan’s economy
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Re-examining Japan’s economy

Can Japan spur political and economic policy reforms in the aftermath of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tragic demise, and the subsequent electoral victory for his ruling coalition? Dina Ting, our Head of Index Portfolio Management, shares her views on market drivers.

Accidents, safety nets and ETFs
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Accidents, safety nets and ETFs

What do auto accidents have to do with trading exchange-traded funds? Buckle up as David Mann explains some good practices to hopefully avoid a “bad” trade.

Drilling Down: Oil Production Scenarios Across Countries
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Drilling Down: Oil Production Scenarios Across Countries

With economies scrambling for alternatives to Russian fossil fuels, Dina Ting, our Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, offers perspective on single-country portfolio exposure to other world oil producers.