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February 26, 2021

Putting Inflation Concerns in Perspective

In this episode of Franklin Templeton’s “Talking Markets” podcast, they discuss interest rates, deficits, inflation concerns, commodity prices, rising US Treasury yields, and the global rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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February 12, 2021

On My Mind: Investment Strategies for a Booster-Shot Recovery

Fixed Income CIO Sonal Desai shares her investment views and strategies for the post-pandemic recovery. She explains why inflation looks likely to gain steam, and how the balance of fundamentals and valuations become especially crucial today when looking for attractive returns in fixed income.

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January 29, 2021

ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility

Internet message boards are lighting up and certain stocks have seen some unusually dramatic price moves. David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, ponders whether ETFs could be subject to similar volatility.

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January 21, 2021

Anatomy of Recession: Reasons Recovery Could Accelerate

Jeff Schulze, Investment Strategist at ClearBridge Investments, a Specialist Investment Manager of Franklin Templeton, discusses why ClearBridge’s exclusive Recession Risk Dashboard is flashing green—a strong signal for growth. Check out our latest “Talking Markets” podcast.

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January 8, 2021

Europe’s “Man on the Moon” Moment

Franklin Mutual Series Portfolio Managers Katrina Dudley and Mandana Hormozi see reasons to be optimistic about the future. They outline positive long-term attributes many may be overlooking.

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November 6, 2020

US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Stimulus and Thinking Differently about Risk

As investors await the US presidential election’s final outcome, our Head of Equities Stephen Dover joined Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions’ Gene Podkaminer to discuss why they think it is increasingly vital for a divided US Congress to provide additional fiscal stimulus to get the US economy back on track amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 23, 2020

European Union Launches Social Bonds

In Europe, there’s a new vehicle to help finance the economic recovery there—social bonds. This post discusses this exciting new bond issuance, earmarked for funding employment initiatives.

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September 4, 2020

Three Ways to View the Gold Rally from an Equity Viewpoint

Despite reaching all-time highs above $2,000 per troy ounce this summer, gold prices might still have room to run, according to Franklin Equity Group’s Steve Land. In addition, he shares some reasons why the current environment could present new opportunities for gold-focused miners to redefine themselves as stronger businesses.

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July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Accelerates the Digital Transformation Trend

Digital transformation was already underway prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the resulting economic crisis has caused an acceleration, according to Franklin Equity Group’s Jonathan Curtis. He shares where his team is looking for potential opportunities within technology during the current period and beyond.

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