Beyond Bulls & Bears

Euro fall: Why parity between the euro and US dollar may persist
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Euro fall: Why parity between the euro and US dollar may persist

Franklin Mutual Series’ Investment Strategist Katrina Dudley believes that higher inflation in Europe stemming from rising energy prices, as well as lower relative interest rates, may keep the euro under pressure.

Think locally, invest globally
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Think locally, invest globally

Franklin Mutual Series explains how global investing may provide a path to better returns.

Quality microcaps can weather the current storm
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Quality microcaps can weather the current storm

Mutual Series’ Oliver Wong believes high-quality microcaps house hidden benefits, despite the extreme market declines seen in the first half of the year.

Where have all the 100-yen stores gone?
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Where have all the 100-yen stores gone?

Templeton Global Equity Group explores the legacy of Abenomics, the emergence of inflation in Japan, and finding value opportunities there.

Communications breakdown: The broadband wasteland
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Communications breakdown: The broadband wasteland

In the second of a two-part series on the communications services sector, Mandana Hormozi of Franklin Mutual Series maps out cable companies’ rocky traverse to new territory and reveals areas where she sees opportunities abound.

Communications breakdown: The great subscriber shuffle
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Communications breakdown: The great subscriber shuffle

In the first of a two-part series on the communications services sector, Mandana Hormozi of Franklin Mutual Series breaks down the streaming wars and uncovers hidden opportunities she sees within the rubble.

Europe Outlook: A French Economic Evolution
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Europe Outlook: A French Economic Evolution

Franklin Mutual Series’ Katrina Dudley sees President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election as a positive for the French economy and regional equity markets over the longer term.

As Rates Rise, Financials Can Shine
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As Rates Rise, Financials Can Shine

Mutual Series’ analysts see value opportunities in the financials sector as the interest-rate environment turns more favorable in the United States and European banks see greater clarity about the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Inflation Insulation: Navigating the Nuances of Inflationary and Rising-Rate Environments
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Inflation Insulation: Navigating the Nuances of Inflationary and Rising-Rate Environments

Moderate inflation can be good, especially for some value stocks. Christian Correa breaks down why investors should not be afraid of the current inflationary or rising rate environments and explains how they can actually help some businesses and areas of the equity market.

Quick Thoughts: What Our Managers Think: Do Growth or Value Stocks Have the Upper Hand?
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Quick Thoughts: What Our Managers Think: Do Growth or Value Stocks Have the Upper Hand?

While “growth” and “value” have typically been seen as distinct styles, that type of thinking continues to evolve, according to our investment professionals. For Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, the real issue is how to invest where you are best rewarded.

Value and Growth: The Indivisible Dichotomy
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Value and Growth: The Indivisible Dichotomy

Franklin Mutual Series’ Director of Research Grace Hoefig sits down with us to explain how value investing involves more than just computing ratios, and why the answer to the age-old question “growth or value” should be “yes.”

Examining the Environment for Microcap Stocks
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Examining the Environment for Microcap Stocks

The smallest companies in the market may be overlooked by many investors, but can offer big potential. Here, we posed some questions about micro-capitalization (microcap) stocks to Franklin Mutual Series Portfolio Manager Oliver Wong, who explains how they have fared recently and where he’s finding opportunities.