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Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe

Events in the United States have dominated headlines, with the “blue wave” Democratic Party Senate win putting a focus on further fiscal COVID-19 relief.

Europe’s “Man on the Moon” Moment
Equity

Europe’s “Man on the Moon” Moment

While 2020 brought many challenges and uncertainties for investors in Europe, Franklin Mutual Series Portfolio Managers Katrina Dudley and Mandana Hormozi see reasons to be optimistic about the future. They outline positive long-term attributes many may be overlooking.

Brexit Deal Finally Struck as 2020 Comes to a Close
Fixed Income

Brexit Deal Finally Struck as 2020 Comes to a Close

The United Kingdom and European Union finally put Brexit to bed, striking a deal in the final days of 2020. While the deal may not be perfect for either side, David Zahn, our Head of European Fixed Income, says the markets welcomed the removal of uncertainty.

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe

Despite the holiday season looming large, there are still a couple of major catalysts for the markets to watch: Brexit negotiations and the US fiscal developments.

UK 2021 Equity Prospects Brighten
Equity

UK 2021 Equity Prospects Brighten

After grappling with the impacts of a global pandemic and the continued Brexit overhang in 2020, the Franklin UK Equity Team outlines how the removal of these uncertainties in the United Kingdom could bring brighter investment prospects in the year ahead.

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.

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe

With a COVID-19 vaccine forthcoming, and many countries getting the situation under control in the meantime, many observers are optimistic about an economic rebound in Europe in 2021.

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe

Last week was remarkable for global equity markets, as the potential for a successful COVID-19 vaccine to be available by spring 2021 drove stocks broadly higher.

US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Positive for Europe
Perspectives

US 2020 Election Investment Pulse: Positive for Europe

Global markets embraced the removal of uncertainty surrounding the US elections, and many European leaders in particular welcomed a renewed relationship with the world’s largest economy under President-elect Joe Biden. Our Katrina Dudley and David Zahn discuss the implications for European equities and fixed income of a new US administration, including the “green” agenda Europe has prioritised. They also touch on the impact of COVID-19 on the region and recent news of an effective vaccine.

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk—Europe

Joe Biden’s US presidential election victory was confirmed over the weekend, yet the likelihood that Congress will be split—with Republicans in control of the Senate—has buoyed markets.

Amid Brexit Stalemate, Could a New Scottish Referendum Be on the Cards?
Fixed Income

Amid Brexit Stalemate, Could a New Scottish Referendum Be on the Cards?

Issues still remain unresolved between the United Kingdom and the European Union, with continued posturing on both sides. David Zahn, our Head of European Fixed Income, weighs in on the latest developments, and ponders whether we could see some disharmony within the United Kingdom—potentially leading to another Scottish referendum.

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe
Equity

Notes from the Trading Desk – Europe

Brexit negotiations, US politics, and the ongoing pandemic will set the backdrops for markets once again. It’s also a huge week for corporate earnings.