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Should We Be Afraid Of U.S. Yield Curve Inversion?

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: 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.
NASDAQ:TLT October 20, 2018 6:51am

A Canadian Perspective On The USMCA

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: After more than a year of tense talks, Canada, Mexico and the United States have replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions' Stephen Lingard gives his take on the new trilateral trade pact and explains why it could benefit select Canadian companies.
NYSE:EWC October 10, 2018 6:13am

Technological Innovation Stretches Beyond Labels

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Some of the market's most innovative companies now call a new sector home, as part of a revamp of the Global Industry Classification Standard used by index providers to classify stocks. Franklin Equity Group's Matt Moberg, portfolio manager, Franklin DynaTech Fund, explains why he thinks the changes may not go far enough.
NYSE:FLQE October 2, 2018 6:16am

Fed Goes Full Steam Ahead

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: The US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its benchmark short-term interest rate for the third time this year,  which was no surprise to most market participants. Chris Molumphy, chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, offers his take on the Fed's "normalization" path in light of what he sees as an overall positive US economic backdrop.
NASDAQ:TLT September 28, 2018 6:01am

As Environmental Attitudes Shift, So Too Must Investing Habits

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: In the 16 years since the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) were first unveiled there's been a sea change in awareness and concern for the environment among the general public. But that hasn't necessarily been reflected in the asset management world.
NYSE:FLQE September 27, 2018 5:50am

Here’s What’s Pushing Biotech Further Than Ever Before

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Franklin Equity Group's Evan McCulloch explains why higher rates of drug utilization and health care spending are lending support to the biotechnology and health care industries. He also gives his take on recent medical breakthroughs he thinks are likely to drive future growth.
NASDAQ:IBB September 26, 2018 6:11am

Moving Up in Credit Quality for Better Durability

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Some investment-grade bonds are riskier than their ratings imply, while high-yield bonds have seen some positive tailwinds. Meanwhile, a large number of bank loan agreements now favor borrowers over lenders.
NYSE:HYG September 22, 2018 7:07am

Then And Now: Mortgage-Backed Securities Post-Financial Crisis

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: A little over 10 years ago, few people had heard of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Yet that changed when MBS brought the global financial system to its knees. Today, they're still a pivotal part of the system, with the US Federal Reserve (Fed) the largest holder.
NYSE:MBB September 15, 2018 6:26am

Riding The US Liquefied Natural Gas Wave

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: The United States is rapidly expanding its ability to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), as more countries look to embrace cleaner energy. Franklin Equity Group's Matt Adams gives his outlook for US LNG and the possible investment implications.
NYSE:UNG September 6, 2018 5:55am

Inside Europe’s Tumultuous Summer

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: The months of July and August are traditionally a little quieter for markets in Europe as participants take a summer break.
BATS:EZU September 1, 2018 7:37am

Why The Equity Bull Market Could Last Through 2019

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Now that the US equity bull market has officially hit the history books as the longest on record, some observers are concerned it could soon stumble.
NYSE:SPY August 29, 2018 6:12am

It’s Official: S&P 500 Posts Longest Bull Market In History

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: The US stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, just reached a historic milestone.
NYSE:SPY August 23, 2018 6:01am

Time For Value Stocks To Shine?

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Since 2008, US growth stocks (particularly in faster-growing sectors such as technology) have tended to perform better than US value stocks, as the chart below shows.
NYSE:VTV August 21, 2018 5:57am

Cutting Through The Noise: Trump, Trade and Twitter

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: In 2018, President Trump's tweets on international trade have led to bouts of market volatility and concerns of a global economic slowdown.
NYSE:SPY August 2, 2018 9:32am

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