Beyond Bulls & Bears

Quick Thoughts: Investment Ideas—Is cash at a tipping point?
Fixed Income

Quick Thoughts: Investment Ideas—Is cash at a tipping point?

Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, recently hosted a discussion with Michael Buchanan, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset Management, and Brendan Circle, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Income Investors. The group considered the current market environment as it pertains to cash in client portfolios. Has cash reached a tipping point?

PODCAST Anatomy of a Recession Update: New year, new dynamic
Equity

PODCAST Anatomy of a Recession Update: New year, new dynamic

As 2024 kicks off, we sit down with ClearBridge Investment's Jeff Schulze for an update on the Recession Risk Dashboard that has recently seen some indicator moves from red to yellow and learn whether recent US economic and labor data have impacted his views on the likelihood of a soft landing.

Workplace Retirement Voice: Why wealth advisors should embrace workplace retirement plans
Education

Workplace Retirement Voice: Why wealth advisors should embrace workplace retirement plans

For many wealth advisors, workplace retirement plans are either a burden or an afterthought, according to John Kutz, National Retirement Plan Strategist at Franklin Templeton. He and his team explore why embracing these plans can benefit their practice, and their clients.

Opportunity in investment-grade credit
Fixed Income

Opportunity in investment-grade credit

Investment-grade credit is currently offering impressive yields, with relatively less risk than other fixed income sectors, according to Josh Lohmeier of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income. He makes a case for investing in the space today.

Evolution & Revolution: Understanding Web3 and digital assets—Franklin Templeton’s new primer
Perspectives

Evolution & Revolution: Understanding Web3 and digital assets—Franklin Templeton’s new primer

Having a foundational understanding of Web3 and emerging digital assets is essential in appreciating their impact on the future of the financial industry and society more widely. Franklin Templeton’s new digital assets primer provides in-depth information on these new concepts and terminologies. In this article, Sandy Kaul, Head of Digital Asset & Industry Advisory Services, summarizes each section in the primer.

Quick Thoughts: Macro Perspectives—finding the path to normal
Perspectives

Quick Thoughts: Macro Perspectives—finding the path to normal

What’s next for the economies and markets following the recent banking sector turmoil? Head of Franklin Templeton Institute Stephen Dover shares his key takeaways from a panel discussion with the company’s economists.

Opportunities in the growing field of ESG investing
Perspectives

Opportunities in the growing field of ESG investing

A Franklin Templeton survey among Canadian investors revealed that while ESG themes are important, there is a general lack of knowledge and awareness of ESG or sustainable investing. Duane Green, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Franklin Templeton Canada, shares our survey findings as well as other global results and discusses potential opportunities for financial advisors in this growing field.

PODCAST: Increasing yields, strategy shifts for income investors
Multi-Asset

PODCAST: Increasing yields, strategy shifts for income investors

Rapidly changing economic and market conditions could lead to a shift in strategy for income investors. Ed Perks, chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions, breaks down the macro environment and shares the fixed income sectors he believes are now attractive, in this conversation with our Josh Greco.