Beyond Bulls & Bears

India’s Reform Movement Gains Momentum
Fixed Income

India’s Reform Movement Gains Momentum

Templeton Global Macro CIO Michael Hasenstab recently visited India, and takes a look at some of the reforms he’s most excited about as a global fixed-income investor. He believes India’s future looks bright and that its growth trajectory should remain strong—despite some short-term adjustments.

How the Asian Financial Crisis Reshaped Emerging Markets
Emerging Markets

How the Asian Financial Crisis Reshaped Emerging Markets

Templeton Global Macro CIO Michael Hasenstab looks at how the response of local policymakers in the two decades since the Asian Financial Crisis has impacted emerging markets, and why he believes some of the most unloved local currency markets today represent exciting opportunities.

Uncharted Terrain: Today’s Global Market Drivers
Perspectives

Uncharted Terrain: Today’s Global Market Drivers

Despite some uncertainties, economic improvements in developed and emerging markets have supported a positive mood across both equity and fixed income this year. However, with some risks on the horizon, many investors are wondering whether the tide may turn. Against this backdrop, Franklin Templeton’s senior investment leaders discuss where they see opportunities and risks ahead.

Beyond the Headlines: Finding Opportunities in Today’s Markets
Perspectives

Beyond the Headlines: Finding Opportunities in Today’s Markets

Several of our senior investment leaders recently participated in a roundtable discussion of the events shaping the global markets today, the implications for investors and where they see potential opportunities ahead. Here, we share video and written excerpts from the roundtable.

Hasenstab: US Election Rhetoric vs. Realities
Emerging Markets

Hasenstab: US Election Rhetoric vs. Realities

Dr. Michael Hasenstab, CIO of Templeton Global Macro, commented on market reactions to the results of the US election in a video from his team’s ...

Snapshot View: Fed Remains on Hold
Emerging Markets

Snapshot View: Fed Remains on Hold

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to raise interest rates at its September policy meeting, even though some market observers would argue ...

Politics, Policies and Market Resiliency
Multi-Asset

Politics, Policies and Market Resiliency

This year has been one full of uncertainty and surprises on many fronts. While the United States has been embroiled in pre-presidential election ...

Emerging Markets: Mapping the Opportunities
Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets: Mapping the Opportunities

In the latest edition of “Global Macro Shifts,” the Templeton Global Macro team provides an in-depth evaluation of emerging markets that reminds ...

A Global Macro View of Brexit Implications
Fixed Income

A Global Macro View of Brexit Implications

While the knee-jerk market reactions to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) fade, some longer-term ramifications could ...

Global Macro Imbalances and Opportunities
Emerging Markets

Global Macro Imbalances and Opportunities

Being a contrarian-minded investor isn’t easy at times—it’s difficult to stay fixed to one’s long-term convictions when the markets may not be ...

Inflation: Dead, or Just Forgotten?
Fixed Income

Inflation: Dead, or Just Forgotten?

A number of economists and commentators have expressed the belief that the global economy is on the brink of deflation, but Templeton Global Macro ...

Why We’re Not Panicking about China
Fixed Income

Why We’re Not Panicking about China

The first few days of 2016 have seen a return to the type of volatility global markets experienced in the third quarter of 2015, and the root ...