Beyond Bulls & Bears

Revitalized Japanese stock market fuels investor optimism
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Revitalized Japanese stock market fuels investor optimism

Promising signs of growth and reform in Japan are instilling investors with renewed optimism, revitalizing the country’s stock market. Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management for Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, delves into these developments and sheds light on Japan’s expanding economic prospects.

Mid-cap stock diversification for the market environment ahead
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Mid-cap stock diversification for the market environment ahead

The mid-cap universe offers compelling sector diversification and opportunities to participate in the upside of the broader market, according to Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management.

Sphere of influence: How to not miss the metaverse and ETFs
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Sphere of influence: How to not miss the metaverse and ETFs

There is once again growing interest in the world of the metaverse as technological advancements and innovative strategies in different sectors have continued to show progress. Dina Ting, Franklin Templeton’s Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, explores this new digital landscape and the opportunities it presents. She also discusses practical applications, including immersive entertainment and luxury brand experiences.

Time to snag UK equities from the Brexit bargain bin?
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Time to snag UK equities from the Brexit bargain bin?

The UK equity market has been a laggard among global peers since Brexit, but bargain-hunting investors have been showing renewed interest. Dina Ting, Franklin Templeton ETFs’ Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, explores the positive trends that are making a case for holding UK equities.

Is Japan springing into bloom?
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Is Japan springing into bloom?

Japan’s business and government leaders have undertaken efforts to revitalize the country’s economy. Dina Ting, Franklin Templeton ETFs’ Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, discusses some of these positive developments.

The metaverse: A multi-decade opportunity
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The metaverse: A multi-decade opportunity

The metaverse—represented by immersive, shared online virtual worlds—has captured the attention not only of gamers, but also global enterprise across many industries. And it’s unlocking new investment opportunities, according to Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton ETFs.

Mid-Cap ETFs’ Moment
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Mid-Cap ETFs’ Moment

Dina Ting, our Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, offers her perspective on the allure of multifactor US mid-capitalization strategies for 2023.

Brazil elections: Brace for volatility but look for opportunities
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Brazil elections: Brace for volatility but look for opportunities

Brazilian equity markets may remain volatile following the country’s inconclusive presidential elections. However, Franklin Templeton’s Marcus Weyerer and Dina Ting see long-term investor opportunities—such as renewable energy—arising in Latin America’s largest economy even as the dust settles.

Re-examining Japan’s economy
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Re-examining Japan’s economy

Can Japan spur political and economic policy reforms in the aftermath of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tragic demise, and the subsequent electoral victory for his ruling coalition? Dina Ting, our Head of Index Portfolio Management, shares her views on market drivers.

Drilling Down: Oil Production Scenarios Across Countries
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Drilling Down: Oil Production Scenarios Across Countries

With economies scrambling for alternatives to Russian fossil fuels, Dina Ting, our Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, offers perspective on single-country portfolio exposure to other world oil producers.

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.