Beyond Bulls & Bears

Quick thoughts: Investing for the next decade
Perspectives

Quick thoughts: Investing for the next decade

Franklin Templeton recently hosted an investment forum in Singapore, and much of the dialog pointed to a growing gap in growth outlook emerging between Asia and the West. Stephen Dover shares some key takeaways from the forum.

Quick thoughts: De-globalization—Myth or reality?
Perspectives

Quick thoughts: De-globalization—Myth or reality?

Is globalization truly dead? Stephen Dover, head of Franklin Templeton Institute, explores what drives globalization, whether we are currently in a “de-globalization” wave—and what it means for investors.

Quick thoughts: An expanding universe in a volatile world—A focus on private real estate and private credit
Alternatives

Quick thoughts: An expanding universe in a volatile world—A focus on private real estate and private credit

According to a recent webinar hosted by the Franklin Templeton Institute, private markets offer opportunities in the current challenging environment. Stephen Dover, head of Franklin Templeton Institute, shares his key takeaways from the webinar.

Quick thoughts: Midterms and markets
Multi-Asset

Quick thoughts: Midterms and markets

While a divided US government may look appealing, there are long-term risks amid resulting gridlock, according to Head of Franklin Templeton Institute Stephen Dover. Read his thoughts on the US midterm elections.

Quick thoughts: The search for hidden opportunities
Multi-Asset

Quick thoughts: The search for hidden opportunities

What are the implications of strategic asset allocation, the dynamics of public and private credit, tech-driven megatrends, and more? Stephen Dover, head of Franklin Templeton Institute, provides some insights gathered from our investment experts.

Quick thoughts: End of a golden era for profits?
Equity

Quick thoughts: End of a golden era for profits?

If the prolonged period of declining and ultra-low interest rates is over, what does that mean future corporate profits, cash flows and dividends? Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, Stephen Dover, opines.

Quick thoughts: Arugula is the new popcorn—a conversation on food innovation
Perspectives

Quick thoughts: Arugula is the new popcorn—a conversation on food innovation

Feeding a growing global population requires innovation in food and agricultural technologies. Learn about how investors have a role to play.

Quick thoughts: Why the US dollar matters
Perspectives

Quick thoughts: Why the US dollar matters

Why is the US dollar so strong? And what does the strengthening dollar mean for investors, the global economy and inflation? Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, explains.

Quick thoughts: Navigating uncertainty in a rapidly changing world
Perspectives

Quick thoughts: Navigating uncertainty in a rapidly changing world

Thoughts on recent market volatility and implications for investors from Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, Stephen Dover.

Quick thoughts: Global Investor Forum 2022
Perspectives

Quick thoughts: Global Investor Forum 2022

The Franklin Templeton Institute hosted the Global Investor Forum last week in New York featuring internal and external speakers with expertise across economics, history, foreign policy, sustainability and investment management. Here are my key takeaways:

Quick Thoughts: Commodities, Wages and Supply Chains—How Geopolitics Are Reshaping the Global Economy
Perspectives

Quick Thoughts: Commodities, Wages and Supply Chains—How Geopolitics Are Reshaping the Global Economy

The war in Ukraine is shifting the conversation on what a post-COVID-19 world will look like. Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions Head of Research Gene Podkaminer, Brandywine Global’s Director of Global Macro Research Francis Scotland, and Templeton Global Macro’s Chief Investment Officer Dr. Michael Hasenstab join Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute Stephen Dover for a discussion on the current investment landscape.

Quick Thoughts: Are Central Banks Too Slow to Tackle Inflation?
Fixed Income

Quick Thoughts: Are Central Banks Too Slow to Tackle Inflation?

Are the reserve banks too slow in tackling inflation? Will inflation level off by itself? Will rising rates cause a recession? Stephen Dover, Head of Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, sat down with Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Chief Investment Officer Sonal Desai and Western Asset Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst John Bellows to discuss the investment landscape considering today’s geopolitical and economic challenges.