Beyond Bulls & Bears

Assessing a Divided Congress and Market Fundamentals
Multi-Asset

Assessing a Divided Congress and Market Fundamentals

“In general, we think a divided Congress will likely leave the overall direction of policy unchanged. We don’t see major changes to tax, spending or trade policies.” – Ed Perks, CIO of Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions

Volatility Is Not an Indicator of US Recession
Equity

Volatility Is Not an Indicator of US Recession

I believe when we look back through the rear-view mirror later this year, we will see this period as a growth pause in a long expansionary cycle.

European Drama Hasn’t Derailed US Growth

European Drama Hasn’t Derailed US Growth

We believe headwinds to growth have been easing and what the current leg of the US expansion has perhaps lacked in intensity may very well be made up for by a transition to a more durable or lengthy expansion.

Two Pillars Support US Growth: Consumers and Corporates

Two Pillars Support US Growth: Consumers and Corporates

While we believe the current strength in the dollar will likely persist going forward, we don’t see it as a meaningful detractor from earnings growth for many companies over the long term.

2015 Investment Outlook: US Economy May Be Poised for Further Growth

2015 Investment Outlook: US Economy May Be Poised for Further Growth

We believe we are on the cusp of many new products that will change our lives and how we communicate with one another in ways that are difficult to imagine today.

US Fed in Holding Pattern, but for How Long?

US Fed in Holding Pattern, but for How Long?

Sequestration Stings

Sequestration Stings