Beyond Bulls & Bears

PODCAST: Anatomy of a recession–deteriorating economic conditions with continuing bear market
Equity

PODCAST: Anatomy of a recession–deteriorating economic conditions with continuing bear market

In our latest "Talking Markets" podcast, Jeff Schulze of ClearBridge Investments shares his thoughts on finding opportunities within a bear market and potential paths to a “soft landing” in the United States.

Communications breakdown: The broadband wasteland
Equity

Communications breakdown: The broadband wasteland

In the second of a two-part series on the communications services sector, Mandana Hormozi of Franklin Mutual Series maps out cable companies’ rocky traverse to new territory and reveals areas where she sees opportunities abound.

Communications breakdown: The great subscriber shuffle
Equity

Communications breakdown: The great subscriber shuffle

In the first of a two-part series on the communications services sector, Mandana Hormozi of Franklin Mutual Series breaks down the streaming wars and uncovers hidden opportunities she sees within the rubble.

Boris Johnson resigns: What’s next for markets?
Fixed Income

Boris Johnson resigns: What’s next for markets?

Our Head of European Fixed Income, David Zahn, weighs in on the market implications of the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

Political events take centre stage in the week ahead. After Johnson announced his intention to resign as UK prime minister, the ruling Conservative Party must now choose a successor. The timetable for that contest is expected within days.

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

Global equity markets closed out another bruising quarter last week, as global recessionary fears gripped investor sentiment. Macro datapoints point to slowdowns in global growth and investors now have their sights on the upcoming second-quarter (Q2) earnings season for some indications around the robustness of companies as we head into the second half of the year.

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

Last week’s rally was a welcome relief for equity investors, but questions remain as to the reasons for the move. It seems likely that the market bounce was driven by some month- and quarter-end positioning from oversold levels, but hopes rose that we could be approaching peak inflation thanks to declines in commodity prices.

PODCAST: Looking beneath the surface of monetary policy tightening
Perspectives

PODCAST: Looking beneath the surface of monetary policy tightening

Thought leaders from Franklin Templeton and our specialist investment managers discuss how the largest Fed hike in nearly three decades, along with the possibility of subsequent significant hikes, could impact US markets and the economy. Plus, which developed and emerging markets face the most challenging economic and investing environments. 

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

Franklin Templeton’s Notes from the Trading Desk offers a weekly overview of what our professional traders and analysts are watching in the markets. The European desk is manned by eight professionals based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with an average of 15 years of experience whose job it is to monitor the markets around the world. Their views are theirs alone and are not intended to be construed as investment advice.

Turbulence ahead
Perspectives

Turbulence ahead

The US Fed just made the biggest interest-rate increase since 1994. Should we be worried? Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, discusses the rising risk of a recession.

On my mind: The Fed capitulates
Fixed Income

On my mind: The Fed capitulates

The Fed raised interest rates by 75 basis points in its June policy meeting, acknowledging continued upside surprises on inflation, inflation expectations and wage growth. It also de facto abandoned forward guidance. It was a reminder that economic data eventually rule the day, says Franklin Templeton Fixed Income CIO Sonal Desai. She argues this is a welcome but only partial move to a more realistic stance, and discusses why further hawkish surprises likely lie ahead.

Food innovation and sustainability
Perspectives

Food innovation and sustainability

According to Anne Simpson, Franklin Templeton’s Global Head of Sustainability, feeding a growing global population in the midst of climate change, geopolitical shocks, and uncertainty over the coming decades requires innovation in food and agricultural technologies. Understanding investment and impact is what sustainability is all about: taking care of people, the planet and prosperity.