Beyond Bulls & Bears

Outlook and Implications for the Upcoming US Election
Equity

Outlook and Implications for the Upcoming US Election

Franklin Equity Group Portfolio Manager Grant Bowers considers what potential election outcomes could mean for the US equity market. He also explains why he thinks investors should prepare for possible bouts of equity market volatility.

Five Reasons to Consider Investing in Small-Cap Value Stocks
Equity

Five Reasons to Consider Investing in Small-Cap Value Stocks

“Despite our overall optimistic view on the outlook for small-cap value stocks, we constantly focus on the downside risk.” - Steve Raineri, Franklin Small Cap Value Fund