Global Investment Outlook – Spring Update

Franklin Templeton talks about what it sees as the biggest market opportunities

Beyond Bulls & Bears Blog Posts

RSS Beyond Bulls and BearsBeyond Bulls and Bears

  • The US Yield Curve: Should We Fear Inversion? October 19, 2018
    There has been a lot of talk this year about the flattening of the US yield curve—which is a graphical representation of the spread between short- and long-term interest-rate instruments. In the past, when spreads between short- and long-term rates narrow, it typically suggests that the market believes economic growth and inflation are not sustainable […]
  • Social Security Giveth and Medicare Taketh Away October 17, 2018
    Retirees got some good news from the US Social Security Administration, as it recently announced a 2.8% bump in benefits in 2019, the largest increase in seven years. Unfortunately, the good news also came with some bad news—higher Medicare premiums that could offset those gains. Gail Buckner, CFP, our personal retirement and financial planning strategist, […]
    Gail Buckner, CFP
  • Global Economic Perspective: October October 15, 2018
    Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group In this Issue: US Economy’s Fundamentals Justify Optimism, but Inflation Still Subdued The current widespread optimism about the US economy is largely justified, in our view, by its strong fundamentals, particularly the positive backdrop for consumers. Despite the economy’s robust growth, we do not view the recent rise […]
    Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA
  • Hasenstab: Focus on Fundamentals in US, Emerging Markets October 12, 2018
    In this video, Templeton Global Macro CIO Michael Hasenstab shares his thoughts on why he thinks US Treasury yields have moved higher. He also gives his take on recent weakness in emerging markets. The post Hasenstab: Focus on Fundamentals in US, Emerging Markets appeared first on Beyond Bulls and Bears.
    Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.


Global Macro Shifts with Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.

Franklin Templeton Investments Links

Franklin LibertyShares ETFs website

Contact Franklin Templeton
Please complete the form for more information:
Please wait...

Important Legal Information

The comments, opinions and analyses noted above are the personal views expressed by the investment manager and are intended to be for informational purposes and general interest only and should not be construed as individual investment advice or a recommendation or solicitation to buy, sell or hold any security or to adopt any investment strategy. It does not constitute legal or tax advice. The information provided in this material is rendered as at its publication date and may change without notice and it is not intended as a complete analysis of every material fact regarding any country, region, market or investment.

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in a fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline. The risks of foreign securities include currency fluctuations and political uncertainty. Investments in developing markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity.

Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment goals, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. To obtain a summary prospectus and/or prospectus which contains this and other information, call us at (800) DIAL BEN/ (800) 342-5236, or visit for mutual funds or for ETFs. Please carefully read a prospectus before you invest or send money.

Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc.

I acknowledge and agree that I am accessing this site from the United States, and I am a financial services professional.

I have read the site's Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, and I understand and accept that this site may be tracking my activity.