When faced with adversity, it’s easy to focus on the challenges ahead of us and see nothing but clouds on the horizon. The late Sir John Templeton was someone who chose to focus on the silver lining. These words from him were true in his day, and are still true today. “People focus too little on the opportunities and too much on their problems. We are blessed by the most remarkable achievements. We have 10 blessings for every problem. The next 50 years will also offer great hope and glorious promise, maybe another golden age of opportunity.” Sir John, born in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee on November 29, 1912, had a profound impact on the world of investing—and certainly on those who knew him. Sir John’s revolutionary approach to investing won
the loyalty and admiration of millions of investors around the world, both large and small. Sir John passed away at the age of 95 on July 8, 2008. The 29th of November marks the anniversary of what would have been Sir John Templeton’s 100th birthday. The brief video below is in appreciation of Sir John’s life and the influence he still has on Franklin Templeton Investments’ perspective and on our employees. Enjoy! Get more insights from Franklin Templeton Investments delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to the Beyond Bulls & Bears blog. Get more timely insights. Follow us on Twitter at @FTIPerspective What are the Risks? All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. The value of investments can go down as well as up, and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments. Investments in emerging market countries involve heightened risks related to the same factors.