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June 5, 2020

Investing in Innovation: Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis

Franklin Equity Group’s Matt Moberg explores equity investing in the wake of the coronavirus—with an eye on innovation. In our latest “Talking Markets” podcast, he shares his outlook for the tech and biotech sectors in light of recent market uncertainty.

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May 22, 2020

Quick Thoughts: China’s Potential Continues

China was the first economy to institute COVID-19 lockdowns, and has been the first to gradually exit. While the economy is certainly not back to normal, our Head of Equities, Stephen Dover, still sees potential growth opportunities there for investors.

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May 15, 2020

Getting Back to Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how global consumers learn, shop, travel and work, as well as how they fulfill entertainment and health care needs. Franklin Equity Group’s John Remmert and Donald Huber share which trends they think are permanent and which are likely just a phase.

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May 8, 2020

Building Credit-Ability: Additional Clarity on Fed ETF Buying

While there still isn’t complete clarity surrounding the Federal Reserve’s purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), it did recently release a bit more information. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, attempts to solve the mystery of which ETFs the Fed might be buying—and when.

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March 24, 2020

More Heavy Lifting from the Fed-While Congress Squabbles

The US Federal Reserve continues to use whatever tools it can to help combat economic fallout from the coronavirus. Sonal Desai, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income, calls its latest response “a whole new level” of stimulus.

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February 28, 2020

Getting Comfortable with ETF Liquidity

Many people put a lot of thought into the purchase of an asset—whether it’s a car, an investment vehicle or even a more mundane item—but might not think as much about what happens when they don’t want it anymore.

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February 14, 2020

Closing the European Performance Gap

Although European equities performed well in 2019, there’s still a significant value and performance gap compared to US stocks, according to Franklin Mutual Series Portfolio Manager Katrina Dudley. Here, she gives reasons why she’s optimistic about the backdrop for European value stocks and discusses some potential market-moving events she’s monitoring.

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January 17, 2020

Taking a Long-Term View on Oil

Franklin Equity Group’s Fred Fromm gives his take on global oil markets amid elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. After a January 3 US airstrike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, many investors have been asking us about the potential impact of the US-Iran conflict on oil markets.

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January 3, 2020

SECURE Act Passage Heightens Retirement Security

A sweeping piece of legislation affecting how individuals save and invest for their retirement, known as the “SECURE Act,” has recently been signed into law. Our investment professionals talk about the implications of the Act, and how it can enhance the retirement security of millions of Americans.

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December 27, 2019

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Progress and Opportunity

There have been improvements in corporate governance in a number of emerging markets, but it remains a work in progress. In the second of this two-part series, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness explore the steps some regulators and companies in emerging economies have taken to improve corporate governance.

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December 13, 2019

UK Election: Will Tory Victory Bring Investors Back to UK Equities?

As widely expected, the Conservative Party emerged victorious in the UK general election. Colin Morton anticipates UK equity markets will welcome the outcome, but cautions that some uncertainties remain. A Conservative victory in the UK general election would seem to be the easiest result for equity markets to digest.

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November 29, 2019

Non-Transparent Active ETFs Get Regulatory Nod

The menu of types and styles of exchange-traded funds available to investors keeps growing. The Securities and Exchange Commission just approved four proposals for a new type of exchange traded fund: non-transparent, active ETFs. David Mann, our Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, explains the implications.

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