Beyond Bulls & Bears

In the Know: March FOMC Meeting and Interest Rate Moves
Fixed Income

In the Know: March FOMC Meeting and Interest Rate Moves

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. Franklin ...

Rethinking Core Fixed Income in a Rising-Rate Environment
Fixed Income

Rethinking Core Fixed Income in a Rising-Rate Environment

Michael Hasenstab, chief investment officer, Global Bonds, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group®, says it is time for fixed income investors to ...

An Unconstrained View of Corporate Credit Amid the Rate Debate
Fixed Income

An Unconstrained View of Corporate Credit Amid the Rate Debate

July 2014 brought a summer swoon to the US high-yield sector, as selling pressure hit despite what many analysts by and large dubbed a respectable ...

Fixed Income Outlook: Moving From Zero
Fixed Income

Fixed Income Outlook: Moving From Zero

Some prior market prognostications of rising rates have proven slow to play out as global central banks, namely the Bank of Japan and European ...

Strategies for Income-Seeking Investors
Equity

Strategies for Income-Seeking Investors

Many income-seeking investors have traditionally centered their portfolios around government bonds, often failing to consider other asset classes. ...

Risk Assets Take Fed Taper Announcement in Stride
Fixed Income

Risk Assets Take Fed Taper Announcement in Stride

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered an early holiday surprise to some market participants, announcing at its December 18 policy meeting it ...

“Great Rotation?” How About “Selective Rotation?”
Fixed Income

“Great Rotation?” How About “Selective Rotation?”

A few months ago there was a lot of buzz about a so-called “Great Rotation,” used to describe an investor exodus from fixed income and into ...

Fed Tapering Could Be Off The Table Until 2014
Alternatives

Fed Tapering Could Be Off The Table Until 2014

Sometimes, hindsight is insight. The mystery of why the Federal Reserve didn’t start pulling back or “tapering” its prolonged quantitative easing ...