Beyond Bulls & Bears

Meet the Manager: Ben Barber
Fixed Income

Meet the Manager: Ben Barber

Get to know our Muni Bond Director Ben Barber, who returned to Franklin Templeton as the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold.

A Value Investor’s View on US Small-Cap Stocks
Equity

A Value Investor’s View on US Small-Cap Stocks

While investors have recently favored bigger US companies, our Steve Raineri gives five reasons why he believes that might change.

Dividend Growth: A Hallmark of Quality More than Ever
Equity

Dividend Growth: A Hallmark of Quality More than Ever

Franklin Equity Group’s Nick Getaz and Matt Quinlan explain why they look for select high-quality stocks with a strong track record of dividend growth through a range of positive and negative economic conditions.

Municipal Bond Perspective: Where We Go from Here
Fixed Income

Municipal Bond Perspective: Where We Go from Here

The Franklin Municipal Bond Department shares why they think the muni bond market is likely to show signs of distress and elevated volatility for some time.

Quick Thoughts: Oil Markets Are Lacking Energy
Equity

Quick Thoughts: Oil Markets Are Lacking Energy

Why did oil futures contracts turn negative for the first time ever? Our Head of Equities Stephen Dover gives his take.

The First (and Worst!) Quarter is Over: 9 Steps to Take Now
Multi-Asset

The First (and Worst!) Quarter is Over: 9 Steps to Take Now

In the first quarter of 2020, stock markets across the globe experienced one of the worst quarters in the history of global financial markets. But maybe it’s time for investors to take a pause and do some strategic thinking, according to Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions’ Wylie Tollette and Gene Podkaminer. They offer some practical investment wisdom in these turbulent times.

Taking a Long-Term View on Innovation
Equity

Taking a Long-Term View on Innovation

Read why our Matt Moberg thinks five innovation themes will play a part in the recovery from COVID-19.

PODCAST: Impact of CARES Act on the US Retirement System
Education

PODCAST: Impact of CARES Act on the US Retirement System

Our Drew Carrington speaks with Michael Hadley, a partner at the Washington DC law firm Davis and Harman, about the possible retirement implications of the CARES Act.

Natural Resources: Focusing on High-Quality Opportunities Amid Market Turmoil
Equity

Natural Resources: Focusing on High-Quality Opportunities Amid Market Turmoil

Will commodity prices rebound once the coronavirus pandemic ends? Franklin Equity Group’s Fred Fromm gives his take.

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.

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.

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.