Beyond Bulls & Bears

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.

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.

PODCAST: Preparing for a Recession: What’s Different from the Global Financial Crisis
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PODCAST: Preparing for a Recession: What’s Different from the Global Financial Crisis

Uncertainty is gripping global markets as a result of the COVID-19 virus and oil price war. Stephen Dover, our Head of Equities and Ed Perks, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions, discuss navigating these market shocks.

On My Mind: The Fed Speaks Loudly and Carries a Big Stick
Fixed Income

On My Mind: The Fed Speaks Loudly and Carries a Big Stick

The US Fed just announced a number of new measures to help the economy as the coronavirus spreads. Our Fixed Income CIO Sonal Desai weighs in.

UK Budget Ease Follows Coordinated BOE Rate Cut
Fixed Income

UK Budget Ease Follows Coordinated BOE Rate Cut

Newly appointed UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak tore up the fiscal rulebook and unveiled a spend-heavy UK budget, announced just after the Bank of England delivered an emergency interest-rate cut. Our David Zahn, Head of European Fixed Income, weighs in, noting that the UK government is one of the first to provide a coordinated fiscal and monetary policy response to battle the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Quick Thoughts: The Other 99%
Equity

Quick Thoughts: The Other 99%

Thoughts on the stock market correction from our Head of Equities Stephen Dover and some reasons to consider jumping in—or reassessing your portfolio.