Beyond Bulls & Bears

Why Oil Price Rally Isn’t a Surprise, but Iron Ore’s Price Should Stay Low
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Why Oil Price Rally Isn’t a Surprise, but Iron Ore’s Price Should Stay Low

This spring, to the chagrin of consumers and the delight of energy companies, oil prices took some strides toward recovery after a precipitous ...

Brexit Signs: Envisioning an EU Without the UK
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Brexit Signs: Envisioning an EU Without the UK

The victory of the center-right Conservative Party in the recent UK election, while broadly welcomed by financial markets, has brought back to the ...

Meet the Manager: Heather Arnold
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Meet the Manager: Heather Arnold

Some experts say investing is more of an art than a science, and Heather Arnold, who earned degrees in both art and economics, would tend to ...

Buying Time: Why We Think M&A Is Here to Stay
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Buying Time: Why We Think M&A Is Here to Stay

A number of eye-catching potential mega-deals have thrown the spotlight back on to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in recent weeks. With ...

In the Know: Europe’s Capital Markets Union
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In the Know: Europe’s Capital Markets Union

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

Active Opportunities in a Passive World
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Active Opportunities in a Passive World

Investors have heard the drumbeat for years that the days of actively managed mutual funds are numbered. After all, some experts maintain, the ...

Weighing the Odds of Compromise in Greece, and the “Grexit”
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Weighing the Odds of Compromise in Greece, and the “Grexit”

The victory of the Syriza party in Greece removed one market uncertainty, but created many others. Three professionals from Templeton Global ...

Has Europe’s Recovery Story Turned Back a Page?
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Has Europe’s Recovery Story Turned Back a Page?

The European economy at large had been moving forward in the wake of the 2007­–2009 global financial crisis and subsequent sovereign debt crisis, ...

October’s Market Ups and Downs Put Into Perspective
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October’s Market Ups and Downs Put Into Perspective

Global equity markets went on a rollercoaster ride in October, although given the cauldron of global issues that were brewing for some time and ...

A Revolutionary Idea: Investing in Europe (even Russia)
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A Revolutionary Idea: Investing in Europe (even Russia)

The eurozone appeared to have emerged from a prolonged recession when conflict in Ukraine intensified earlier this year with Russia’s annexation ...

European Bank Stocks: Time to Buy, or Bail?
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European Bank Stocks: Time to Buy, or Bail?

In recent months, European banks have been under increased regulatory scrutiny, meeting the ire of regulators (in the United States in particular) ...

Valuing Energy Stocks from the Ground Up
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Valuing Energy Stocks from the Ground Up

Oil and gas prices have experienced significant volatility since tensions between Russia and the West erupted early this year and have remained ...