Beyond Bulls & Bears

Budget Season
Fixed Income

Budget Season

For US states, spring marks budget season, a time to check the ledger board and allocate funds to entities and projects within the state—or cut back where needed. Jennifer Johnston, our Municipal Bond Director of Research, explains what her team has an eye on when it comes to state budgets—and the good news is that, in general, things are looking pretty positive.

Muni Impact of US Infrastructure Bill Could Prove Longer Term
Fixed Income

Muni Impact of US Infrastructure Bill Could Prove Longer Term

While the new US infrastructure investment bill didn’t have any initiatives directly targeting the municipal bond market, there are still implications for munis in the longer term, according to our Municipal Bond Director of Research Jennifer Johnston. She explains the ramifications for investors in the space.

In the Know: Seven Myths About Municipal Bonds
Fixed Income

In the Know: Seven Myths About Municipal Bonds

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

Perspectives on Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds
Fixed Income

Perspectives on Puerto Rico Municipal Bonds

Rafael Costas and Sheila Amoroso, Co-Directors, Municipal Bond Department, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group® offer some fresh perspective on ...

Perspective on Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgrade
Fixed Income

Perspective on Puerto Rico’s Debt Downgrade

The latest headlines report that Puerto Rico’s troubles intensified recently. On February 4, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services reduced ...

Moving Past March Muni Madness

Moving Past March Muni Madness