Beyond Bulls & Bears

Is Brazil Compellingly Out of Sync?
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Is Brazil Compellingly Out of Sync?

The Russia-Ukraine war has led to a surge in commodity prices, which means Brazil, a key commodity exporter, stands to benefit. Here, Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, explores the outlook for Brazilian equities in light of recent events.

Global Plays on Inflation for 2022
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Global Plays on Inflation for 2022

When considering portfolio allocation, it’s important to keep in mind the wide dispersion of returns among economies. Dina Ting, Franklin Templeton’s Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, assesses the recent dislocation among global equity returns, with a look at one notable inflation outlier—Japan.

Global ETF 2022 Outlook: Growth Streak Looks Likely to Continue
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Global ETF 2022 Outlook: Growth Streak Looks Likely to Continue

What’s ahead for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) globally in 2022? Jason Xavier, our Head of EMEA ETFs Capital Markets, opines on trends he sees taking shape—including the areas of growth.

Exchange-Traded Funds: Back to the Basics on Liquidity
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Exchange-Traded Funds: Back to the Basics on Liquidity

Fall is traditionally back to school season, and in that spirit, Jason Xavier, Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets, goes back to the basics. He reminds us about the ins and outs of ETF liquidity and dispels the myths many still have.

The Certainty of Change: Evolution of Investor Access to China
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The Certainty of Change: Evolution of Investor Access to China

The unpredictable nature of politics and government action within individual countries can make a case for disaggregating international exposure, according to our Dina Ting. She outlines some recent regulatory developments in China within the lens of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

What a Year for ETFs!
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What a Year for ETFs!

COVID-19 has reshaped our lives in many ways, and has transformed markets in some ways, too. Jason Xavier, our Head of EMEA Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) Capital Markets, takes a brief look back at how COVID-19 has impacted the ETF landscape, and why he believes strong tailwinds remain for ETF growth going forward.

ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility
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ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility

Internet message boards are lighting up and certain stocks have seen some unusually dramatic price moves. David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, ponders whether ETFs could be subject to similar volatility.

Global 2021 ETF Trends to Watch: ESG, Fixed Income and Emerging Markets
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Global 2021 ETF Trends to Watch: ESG, Fixed Income and Emerging Markets

Last year clearly brought many challenges and changes in the way we work and live—and created much market uncertainty. While the first few months of 2021 haven’t seen the clouds of COVID-19 clear, there are reasons to think a return to some normalcy is near, says Jason Xavier, our Head of EMEA Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) Capital Markets. He shares some of the themes and trends he sees ahead in 2021 for ETF investors.

The Post-Pandemic Case for International Markets
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The Post-Pandemic Case for International Markets

Our Dina Ting offers three reasons she and her team believe the case for international markets is once again strong, and opines on how recent market events have created new—or amplified existing—opportunities for investors to express views on specific countries.

ETFs and a Tin of Soup!
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ETFs and a Tin of Soup!

In these times of heightened market volatility, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have delivered on the main attributes that attract investors to utilising the wrapper—liquidity, transparency and cost efficiency—according to our Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets Jason Xavier. He explores the subject a bit further and dispels some of the recent comments directed towards fixed income ETFs in particular, which he says is inaccurate.

ETFs, Volatility and a 30-Year Initiation!
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ETFs, Volatility and a 30-Year Initiation!

Our Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets Jason Xavier explains the role of exchange-traded funds in enabling price discovery during these volatile times.

The Liquidity Story
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The Liquidity Story

When considering an investment, many regard liquidity to be a "must-have". As the subject remains a focus for investors in exchange-traded funds in particular, our Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets, Jason Xavier, dives a little deeper into this topic. He explains how many investors might not be looking at the full picture when thinking about liquidity.