Beyond Bulls & Bears

PODCAST: Emerging Divergences in Economies and Financial Markets
Multi-Asset

PODCAST: Emerging Divergences in Economies and Financial Markets

Ed Perks, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions, looks at concerning factors in the United States, reasons for optimism in Europe, and early success in Asia managing the COVID-19 crisis.

Oil Prices Hit Four-Year High, but Will the Surge Continue?
Equity

Oil Prices Hit Four-Year High, but Will the Surge Continue?

For the first time in a long while, geopolitics has been driving oil prices higher in an already tight market. With oil prices recently hitting a four-year high, Fred Fromm, vice president and research analyst with Franklin Equity Group, shares his views on the oil-price surge and how he sees buoyant economic growth and investor concern about Middle-East risks once again reshaping the global energy industry.

Oil-Price Pessimism May Be Presenting Opportunities
Equity

Oil-Price Pessimism May Be Presenting Opportunities

While still volatile, oil prices have been edging higher in recent weeks after falling to the lowest levels since the global financial crisis of ...

Oil’s Well That Ends Well?
Perspectives

Oil’s Well That Ends Well?

The drop in global oil prices to their lowest levels in more than 10 years might seem like good news for consumers, but the markets have been ...

A Year for Value?
Equity

A Year for Value?

While global equities appear vulnerable to near-term volatility, Templeton Global Equity Group’s Norm Boersma and Cindy Sweeting are optimistic ...