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.

Looking Ahead: Market Volatility and Preparing for Possible Outcomes
Multi-Asset

Looking Ahead: Market Volatility and Preparing for Possible Outcomes

Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions’ Gene Podkaminer and Wylie Tollette discuss the heightened market volatility following the spread of the coronavirus. Check out our latest “Talking Markets” podcast.

US High Yield Faces Double Whammy
Fixed Income

US High Yield Faces Double Whammy

Financial markets across the globe have been dealt a one-two punch—the spread of the coronavirus and an oil price war that caused prices to plummet. Glenn Voyles, Matt Fey and Bryant Dieffenbacher of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income examine the impact on high-yield credit.

What’s Really Driving Oil Market Volatility?
Equity

What’s Really Driving Oil Market Volatility?

“At the moment, we think the market seems to be more focused on the weak global demand outlook for oil than a supply disruption after the recent tanker attacks.” – Fred Fromm

Global Economic Perspective: May
Fixed Income

Global Economic Perspective: May

In this month’s Global Economic Perspective, our Fixed Income Group opines on rising energy prices, US Treasury yields, emerging-market currency pressures and global economic growth.

An Exciting Time for the Energy Sector
Equity

An Exciting Time for the Energy Sector

"Our general takeaway is that energy sector opportunities in 2017 and 2018 are likely to be more idiosyncratic and company-specific, whereas in the recent past they’ve been driven more by the macro commodity price environment. As fundamental, bottom-up investors, this is an environment we welcome.” Fred Fromm, Franklin Equity Group

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 ...