Beyond Bulls & Bears

Measuring and Quantifying ETF Liquidity
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Measuring and Quantifying ETF Liquidity

Liquidity is something most investors say they want, but they often aren’t exactly sure how to quantify or measure it. Our David Mann and Megan Rust address the subject when it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Non-Transparent Active ETFs Get Regulatory Nod
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Non-Transparent Active ETFs Get Regulatory Nod

The menu of types and styles of exchange-traded funds available to investors keeps growing. The Securities and Exchange Commission just approved four proposals for a new type of exchange traded fund: non-transparent, active ETFs. David Mann, our Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, explains the implications.

PODCAST: Smart Beta Investing in the Changing Emerging-Market Landscape
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PODCAST: Smart Beta Investing in the Changing Emerging-Market Landscape

Many investors view “smart beta” within the realm of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a replacement for either actively managed or passive investment strategies. Franklin Templeton ETF Specialists Todd Mathias and Rick Felix view smart beta as an additive investment strategy that can complement these approaches. In our latest “Talking Markets” podcast, they discuss the nuances of smart beta while taking a look at the changing investment landscape in emerging markets.

Meet the Manager: James Conn
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Meet the Manager: James Conn

At Franklin Templeton, our people are passionate about investing, and James (Jim) Conn is no exception. His father boasts an impressive career in investment management, so you might even say it’s in his blood. Here, we get to know Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Jim Conn and discover the three words he uses to describe his approach as an investment manager.

Can Strategic Beta Make You a Smarter Investor?
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Can Strategic Beta Make You a Smarter Investor?

Dr. Chandra Seethamraju, director of systematic modeling, Franklin Templeton Solutions, gives us the lowdown on the concept of “beta” within ETFs—specifically strategic beta—and how it can offer a smarter investment approach.

ETF Trends to Watch in 2017
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ETF Trends to Watch in 2017

As investors have become more and more comfortable with the ETF wrapper, they are becoming more open to different solutions within the general asset class beyond a basket defined by market capitalization. I expect this trend to continue.

Meet the Manager: Dina Ting
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Meet the Manager: Dina Ting

Whether leaving her home in Indonesia to attend college in the United States or riding the exchange-traded fund (ETF) wave as it grew into a ...

Index Investing and the Factor Evolution
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Index Investing and the Factor Evolution

Every financial website displays key barometers to track global stock performance around the world at a glance—in the form of stock indexes. With ...

Strategic Beta: Risk-Management Recipe
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Strategic Beta: Risk-Management Recipe

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are now an established item on the investment menu, and there are now many flavors to choose from. Proponents claim ...

Bringing the Human Factor to Index Investing
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Bringing the Human Factor to Index Investing

For decades, Franklin Templeton has been a vocal advocate for active management, believing that the skills and insight that human oversight brings ...