Beyond Bulls & Bears

Connecting with the “Internet of Things”

Connecting with the “Internet of Things”

We now see a trend where smart devices can connect to one another and share data, allowing them to perform new and exciting tasks. We believe the explosion of such connected devices will significantly change the way individuals and businesses operate on a daily basis.

Are US Stocks Reacting Rationally?

Are US Stocks Reacting Rationally?

Even with valuations increasing, we believe many of the same factors that drove the market higher in the last few years appear to remain in place. In particular, we think low inflation and accommodative monetary policy around the globe, combined with improving economic data and corporate profits in the United States, could be supportive of continued market growth in the years ahead.

Fundamentals Support Our Positive US Outlook

Fundamentals Support Our Positive US Outlook

From our viewpoint at Franklin Equity Group®, US stocks have acted rationally over the last five years, reflecting the improving economic backdrop and strong corporate earnings growth we see.