Beyond Bulls & Bears

Fed pause won’t save the day
Multi-Asset

Fed pause won’t save the day

If the Fed pauses, will that revive risk assets? Tom Nelson and Miles Sampson of Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions weigh in on the investment implications of the latest US central bank actions.

The case for low-volatility, high-dividend equities
Equity

The case for low-volatility, high-dividend equities

Given market uncertainty and the risk of a US recession, is now the time for defensive stocks? Making a case for low-volatility, high-dividend equities with Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions’ Vaneet Chadha and Michael LaBella.

Valuations or earnings: Which is most important for equity returns in 2023?
Multi-Asset

Valuations or earnings: Which is most important for equity returns in 2023?

The Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions team examines the earnings outlook for 2023, and why it might make sense to be defensively positioned.

Quick Thoughts: Market volatility and developments in the banking sector
Multi-Asset

Quick Thoughts: Market volatility and developments in the banking sector

What are the implications of the ongoing volatility in the banking sector, and what does it mean for markets in Europe and globally? Check out highlights from our most recent discussion with Kim Catechis, Investment Strategist with the Franklin Templeton Institute.

Quick Thoughts: From a deep dive into the banking sector
Perspectives

Quick Thoughts: From a deep dive into the banking sector

Beyond the near-term turmoil, there may need to be a re-evaluation of the regional banking model in the United States, according to a recent panel hosted by Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute. The panel discussed the latest developments and investment implications—including a move to money market funds.

Under the Macroscope: Repercussions of banking stress on the Asia-Pacific region
Multi-Asset

Under the Macroscope: Repercussions of banking stress on the Asia-Pacific region

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, and further banking issues in the United States and Europe, has resulted in market volatility and concerned investors around the world. Franklin Templeton Institute Investment Strategist Christy Tan shares her views regarding possible effects on the Asia-Pacific region and where opportunities may be found.

Quick Thoughts: The crucial questions
Multi-Asset

Quick Thoughts: The crucial questions

To help understand the current market volatility arising from the collapse of banks in the United States and Europe, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute Stephen Dover provides his answers to three crucial questions.

Quick Thoughts: How is the SVB and Credit Suisse crisis affecting the US and European banking industry?
Multi-Asset

Quick Thoughts: How is the SVB and Credit Suisse crisis affecting the US and European banking industry?

Following recent efforts by central banks and regulators to alleviate the banking crisis, Franklin Templeton Institute’s Stephen Dover and Lukasz Kalwak discuss their thoughts on the implications and outlook for the banking industries in the United States and Europe.

Quick Thoughts: Banking, inflation, and the Fed: Where do we go from here?
Multi-Asset

Quick Thoughts: Banking, inflation, and the Fed: Where do we go from here?

Banking turmoil continues to rattle the global markets and investor confidence. Where are investment opportunities? Stephen Dover offers insights from our latest panel discussion with investment leaders across asset classes.

A multi-asset perspective on recent bank turmoil: Don’t lose sight of the macro story
Multi-Asset

A multi-asset perspective on recent bank turmoil: Don’t lose sight of the macro story

Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions explores the shared macro concerns that set the stage for the recent banking crisis, its ripple effects on the broader economy and implications for multi-asset investing.

Outlook for US fixed income and equities amid tighter financial conditions
Multi-Asset

Outlook for US fixed income and equities amid tighter financial conditions

Following the 25 basis-point (bp) increase that the Fed announced on February 1, 2023, Franklin Income Investors Chief Investment Officer Ed Perks answered questions about his outlook on US interest rates as well as fixed income and equity securities for the rest of 2023.

Quick Thoughts: How to avoid making a unicorn skeleton
Multi-Asset

Quick Thoughts: How to avoid making a unicorn skeleton

Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, crunches the data to decipher the odds of a US recession this year and the implications for investor portfolios.