Talking Markets with Franklin Templeton Investments

Talking Markets with Franklin Templeton Investments

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May 3, 2021 25 min

Sonal Desai, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income, Francis Scotland, director of Global Macro Research at Brandywine Global, and John Bellows, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Western Asset join Franklin Templeton Chief Market Strategist Stephen Dover to break down economic growth expectations in different parts of the world. Plus, differing views on inflation being transitory or more sustained.

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Jeff Schulze, Investment Strategist at ClearBridge Investments, a specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton, discusses why expectations for GDP growth in the US are soaring, how high the 10-year Treasury could rise, and why not to fear inflation long-term.

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Examining shifts in priorities and behaviors for both companies and investors using Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance strategies as a result of the pandemic.

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Ben Barber, Director of Franklin Templeton Municipal Bonds, and Jennifer Johnston, Director of Research for Franklin Templeton Municipal Bonds joins Stephen Dover to discuss how the new US stimulus package and potential infrastructure plan could impact the municipal bond space...plus, why an array of tax changes could boost the relative value of munis.  

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Michael Hasenstab, Chief Investment Officer, Templeton Global Macro speaks with our Katie Klingensmith about why some investment focuses are turning to Asia. He also addresses the inflation debate from both sides.

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February 25, 2021 24 min

Franklin Templeton’s Chief Market Strategist, Stephen Dover, speaks with our Gene Podkaminer, Western Asset’s Mark Lindbloom, and ClearBridge Investments’ Michael Clarfeld about some topics investors should be taking into consideration: low rates, high deficits, inflation concerns, rising US Treasury Yields and commodity prices, and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramping up globally.

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Alistair MacDonald speaks with our Grant Bowers and Chetan Sehgal about the rate of economic recovery in the US versus emerging market countries and what impact this could have on investment strategies for equities in both areas.  

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Our Renee Anderson speaks with Ed Perks, Chief Investment Officer with Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions, about the current market conditions and how they could impact multi-asset investment strategies that aim to capture income.

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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.

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Julie Moret, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Franklin Templeton, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected ESG investing, and what these shifts could mean in 2021 and beyond.

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With yields near zero, many investors may question the value of fixed income within a portfolio. Western Asset’s Head of Product Management, Doug Hulsey, joins our Head of Equities, Stephen Dover, to discuss fixed income investing with an active-management lens. He makes a case for the asset class for investors in light of market uncertainties and outlines where he sees opportunities today.

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The US elections have implications for emerging markets in the area of global trade relations in particular, but for investors, it’s important to look at countries and companies individually within the asset class, according to Portfolio Manager Andrew Ness. He joins our Head of Equities Stephen Dover to discuss how emerging markets are navigating today’s challenges—including the COVID-19 pandemic—and note they are home to some of ...

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In coming years, US Congress and the Biden administration could implement spending programs and tax reforms at the national level that trickle down into state and local government policies too. Our Katie Klingensmith joined Muni Bond Team Research Director Jennifer Johnston to discuss the potential implications for the municipal bond market, against a backdrop of COVID-19.

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Our Head of Equities Stephen Dover joins Franklin Equity Group’s Evan McCulloch and Wendy Lam to get their investment views on recent US election and COVID-19 vaccine news. They also discuss what it’ll take to distribute a vaccine around the world, once a safe and effective one is available.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted real estate in many ways, but the question for investors in the space is whether the changes it has instigated will be longer-lasting ones. Our Head of Equities Stephen Dover and David Gilbert, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Clarion Partners, discuss real-estate trends today and which areas look more promising than others.

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We’ve seen aggressive government and central bank support to stimulate economies sickened from COVID-19 slowdowns, but will the global economy right itself in 2021? Templeton Global Macro CIO Michael Hasenstab and Francis Scotland, Director of Global Macro Research at Brandywine Global, share their macro outlook for the year ahead. They opine on whether the glass looks half empty or half full as the world eagerly awaits a vaccine a...

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Global markets embraced the removal of uncertainty surrounding the US elections, and many European leaders in particular welcomed a renewed relationship with the world’s largest economy under President-elect Joe Biden. Our Katrina Dudley and David Zahn discuss the implications for European equities and fixed income of a new US administration, including the “green” agenda Europe has prioritized. They also touch on the impact of COVI...

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Global equity markets rallied on Monday after major networks declared Joe Biden the winner of the US presidential election, and early analysis of a COVID-19 vaccine from a large US drugmaker showed promising results. Our Head of Equities Stephen Dover joined Brooks Ritchey of K2 Advisors to discuss what these two events could mean for certain commodity, currency, equity and fixed income markets, particularly in the United States an...

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Considering the United States is the world’s largest economy, many equity investors across the globe have been watching the US election with interest. Potential policy changes could have different implications for different market sectors. Our Head of Equities Stephen Dover joined Templeton Global Equity Group CIO Alan Bartlett and Franklin Equity Group Portfolio Manager Grant Bowers to discuss what the latest election results like...

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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. They also share their views on how certain macroeconomic factors, such as inflation and grow...

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