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"Given rallies in major developed equity markets over the past year and a half, clients are increasingly interested in how to effectively hedge equity exposure amid the prospect of near-term volatility. "
"While Brazil may no longer be the darling of the emerging markets world it once was, the pessimism may now be overdone relative to fundamentals, providing opportunity for investors that may be overlooked by others. "
Over a decade ago, Brazil was designated as one of an elite group of emerging market powerhouses along with Russia, India and China and dubbed one ...
Ukraine is a country both rich with potential and strategically well positioned. While recent events have been very difficult for many, the people ...
"From our viewpoint at Franklin Equity Group®, US stocks have acted rationally over the last five years, reflecting the improving economic backdrop and strong corporate earnings growth we see. "
It took a while, but investors finally seem to have shaken off some of the lingering fear that has plagued the US equity market since the ...
"Regardless of how the fundamentals of the eurozone, the EU or Europe are presented, we believe investors should avoid viewing these units as homogenous."
Interest rates in many parts of the world are starting to rise after a long period when, due to the depth and severity of the financial crisis in ...
"We wouldn’t anticipate a dramatic reaction from the US economy to higher rates, particularly if they come gradually, which is what we’d expect."
When the US Federal Reserve (Fed) began tapering early this year, the general assumption was that investors would flee en masse from fixed ...
Many investors who have never traveled in Africa probably have preconceived ideas about it, perhaps as a land of safaris and political strife, ...