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Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

"Now that monetary policy around the world is becoming more aligned, we may see central banks withdrawing money from markets, rather than injecting it, for the first time in 10 years and move the market into a higher yield environment." - Franklin Templeton European Trading Desk team

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Equity

Keeping One’s Options Open: The Case for Global Convertibles

When the outlook is uncertain, it can be good to keep one’s options open. Alan Muschott, vice president and portfolio manager, Franklin Equity Group, says convertible securities’ ability to adapt to myriad market conditions makes them an attractive vehicle as we head into the uncertainties of the year ahead. He outlines why companies issue convertible securities—and why many investors find them an attractive addition to their portfolios.

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Multi-Asset

The Year Ahead: Will the US and Global Expansion Continue in 2018?

January is a month of resolutions and predictions, and perhaps more often than not, both tend to be abandoned come spring. While we don’t have a magic crystal ball to predict where the markets may be headed next, we do have a team of respected professionals who recently assembled to discuss whether they think last year’s economic momentum could continue—and where they see potential threats on the horizon.

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Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

“In this context of a healthy economic outlook, we expect central bank monetary policy to be a key driver for market performance.” - Franklin Templeton European Trading Desk team