Beyond Bulls & Bears

Is Brazil Compellingly Out of Sync?
Perspectives

Is Brazil Compellingly Out of Sync?

The Russia-Ukraine war has led to a surge in commodity prices, which means Brazil, a key commodity exporter, stands to benefit. Here, Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, explores the outlook for Brazilian equities in light of recent events.

The Inflationary Shock of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
Fixed Income

The Inflationary Shock of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ramifications for global inflation and growth, according to Franklin Templeton Fixed Income. The team examines the dynamics underlying energy and certain agricultural commodities to explore the inflation implications.

Quick Thoughts: What Russia’s Power Play in Ukraine Means for Investors
Perspectives

Quick Thoughts: What Russia’s Power Play in Ukraine Means for Investors

We recently hosted a special edition of our “What Our Managers Think” panel discussion to address the current situation in Ukraine. Participants included Kim Catechis, Investment Strategist for the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, Scott Glasser, Chief Investment Officer at ClearBridge Investments, Dr. Michael Hasenstab, Chief Investment Officer at Templeton Global Macro, and Dr. Andreas Billmeier, European Economist for Western Asset.

Quick Thoughts: Ukraine, Russia, and the Path Forward
Perspectives

Quick Thoughts: Ukraine, Russia, and the Path Forward

Kim Catechis, Investment Strategist for the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, recently shared his thoughts around the situation in Ukraine and the implications for the global economy and capital markets. Here are some highlights of his views.

Asset Class Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Equity

Asset Class Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Russia has invaded Ukraine. Our Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions team reflects on the human tragedy that is occurring as they also parse the data to understand the resulting economic and market implications. If the conflict remains protracted, it may produce a “low growth, high inflation” environment, in which case nimble management and keen attention to policy responses will be required.

Thoughts on Russia-Ukraine
Equity

Thoughts on Russia-Ukraine

The degree of the impact of recent Russia-Ukraine strife largely depends on the Western response, which in turn depends on the severity and duration of the conflict itself, according to Templeton Global Equity Group. The team shares its latest views on the situation.

Ukraine-Russia Tensions Signify a Multi-Polar World
Emerging Markets

Ukraine-Russia Tensions Signify a Multi-Polar World

Ukraine-Russia tensions are making headlines—here’s a quick take from Brandywine Global’s Francis Scotland on how he views the situation from an investment-management lens.

Quick Thoughts: On the US Markets and Volatility
Perspectives

Quick Thoughts: On the US Markets and Volatility

With rising inflation, interest rate hikes, declining global growth, and geopolitical tensions around the world, it is not surprising market volatility has been surging. What should investors expect going forward? This past week Stephen Dover discussed these topics and more with colleagues Scott Glasser, Chief Investment Officer of ClearBridge Investments, and Mark Lindbloom, Portfolio Manager for Western Asset.

PODCAST: Potential Longer-Term Effects from Current Economic and Investment Challenges
Alternatives

PODCAST: Potential Longer-Term Effects from Current Economic and Investment Challenges

Franklin Templeton’s Sonal Desai, Martin Currie’s Alastair Reynolds, and ClearBridge’s Pawel Wroblewski join our Kim Catechis to assess the possible investment impacts of major global challenges, including the ongoing pandemic, growing income inequality and climate change.

Viewing Volatility Versus Uncertainty Through an ETF Lens
LibertyShares

Viewing Volatility Versus Uncertainty Through an ETF Lens

Investors certainly have had to face both volatility and uncertainty these past few weeks given coronavirus concerns and other geopolitical risks. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), talks about the difference between the two through the lens of ETF trading.

Global Investment Outlook PODCAST: Coping with a Changing Market Landscape in 2020
Multi-Asset

Global Investment Outlook PODCAST: Coping with a Changing Market Landscape in 2020

Our senior investment leaders have a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2020. They still do not see a global recession looming and believe there are plenty of reasons to remain invested. In our latest “Talking Markets” podcast, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group CIO Sonal Desai, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions CIO Ed Perks and our Head of Equities Stephen Dover, share their outlook

What Will a Government Shutdown Mean for Investors?
Equity

What Will a Government Shutdown Mean for Investors?

US members of Congress are finding themselves at a stand-off over the creation of a border wall between the United States and Mexico. President Trump’s threats to shut down the government if the bill is not passed raise questions and uncertainty that will contribute to increased political risks for investors to consider. Stephen Dover, Head of Equities for Franklin Templeton Investments, shares his perspective about the potential impacts.