Beyond Bulls & Bears

PODCAST: Impact of CARES Act on the US Retirement System
Education

PODCAST: Impact of CARES Act on the US Retirement System

Our Drew Carrington speaks with Michael Hadley, a partner at the Washington DC law firm Davis and Harman, about the possible retirement implications of the CARES Act.

On My Mind: Bringing the Economy Back from Life Support
Fixed Income

On My Mind: Bringing the Economy Back from Life Support

With recent data showing a coronavirus-driven recession in the United States appears inevitable, the question for many investors is how long it will last. Sonal Desai, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income, weighs in on the differences between this one and other recessionary periods—and whether policymakers can engineer a recovery.

US Equities: Taking the Long View Through Today’s Uncertainties
Equity

US Equities: Taking the Long View Through Today’s Uncertainties

While the US economy continues to suffer the wrath of the coronavirus, a recovery will eventually come. Franklin Equity Group’s Grant Bowers provides his latest update on the US equity market, and what he and his team have an eye on with a long-term investment view.

Which ETFs Will the Fed Buy?
LibertyShares

Which ETFs Will the Fed Buy?

The US Federal Reserve announced it would buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as part of a range of measures to help support the markets in the wake of the coronavirus. David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, examines which ETFs it might actually buy, and when.

Natural Resources: Focusing on High-Quality Opportunities Amid Market Turmoil
Equity

Natural Resources: Focusing on High-Quality Opportunities Amid Market Turmoil

Will commodity prices rebound once the coronavirus pandemic ends? Franklin Equity Group’s Fred Fromm gives his take.

Quick Thoughts: Living on “COVID” Time
Equity

Quick Thoughts: Living on “COVID” Time

The coronavirus has forced a number of behavior changes throughout societies across the globe, including how we work, shop and interact with others. Our Head of Equities Stephen Dover discusses how COVID-19 has impacted investor decisions, too.

PODCAST: Market Movements: Outlook and Valuations for US Equities
Equity

PODCAST: Market Movements: Outlook and Valuations for US Equities

Franklin Equity Group’s Evan McCulloch, Grant Bowers and Jonathan Curtis take an in-depth look at US equities following the latest market movements. They also share their outlooks for the technology and biotech sectors in particular.

Quick Thoughts: Biotech Progress in Addressing Coronavirus, but It Takes Time
Equity

Quick Thoughts: Biotech Progress in Addressing Coronavirus, but It Takes Time

With the coronavirus creating havoc across the globe, researchers are rushing to find better treatment options and a cure. Our Head of Equities, Stephen Dover, and Portfolio Manager Evan McCulloch outline a few of the efforts the medical and scientific communities are taking to combat the virus.

More Heavy Lifting from the Fed—While Congress Squabbles
Fixed Income

More Heavy Lifting from the Fed—While Congress Squabbles

The US Federal Reserve continues to use whatever tools it can to help combat economic fallout from the coronavirus. Sonal Desai, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income, calls its latest response “a whole new level” of stimulus.

US Equity Market Update on Recent Volatility: Three Reasons for Optimism
Equity

US Equity Market Update on Recent Volatility: Three Reasons for Optimism

The impact of the coronavirus on the US economy still isn’t fully known yet, as the situation continues to evolve. However, Franklin Equity Group’s Grant Bowers sees at least three reasons to be optimistic about the long-term recovery.

The Impact of the ECB’s Coronavirus Rescue Fund and BoE Rate Cut on European Bonds
Fixed Income

The Impact of the ECB’s Coronavirus Rescue Fund and BoE Rate Cut on European Bonds

This week, both the European Central Bank and Bank of England took further measures to help contain the financial fallout from the coronavirus and alleviate pressure on strained public finances. Our David Zahn, Head of European Fixed Income, shares his views on what it means for European bonds.

Quick Thoughts: Pessimists May Miss the Up Market—Don’t Become One
Equity

Quick Thoughts: Pessimists May Miss the Up Market—Don’t Become One

In the midst of uncertainty, many investors act out of fear. As an alternative approach to responding to recent market turmoil, our Head of Equities Stephen Dover urges investors not to panic and consider the long-term view.