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“The core of our strategy for 2015 continues to be positioning to navigate an anticipated rising-rate environment in the United States.” Michael Hasenstab, February 26, 2015. http://bit.ly/1BDvvFQ
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Why Dr. Michael Hasenstab, EVP, CIO, Global Macro Group, and his team think market pessimism is misplaced: http://bit.ly/1MYsCSJ
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Mark Mobius discusses divergences in global central bank policies, and what it could mean for investors this year. http://bit.ly/1JMCL60
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“For now, we believe the most recent easing efforts of Japan, the ECB, China, India and other central banks should offset concerns about potential interest rate increases coming this year from the Fed and other developed markets.” Mark Mobius, February 25, 2015. http://bit.ly/1JMCL60
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"Successful investing is not an easy job. It requires an open mind, continuous study & critical judgment." - Sir John Templeton
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Donald Taylor, chief investment officer, Franklin Equity Group®, US Value, discusses the market’s fears of deflation and the steps being taken to stimulate growth globally. http://bit.ly/1DmNEaQ
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Michael Hasenstab, CIO, Templeton Global Macro Group, thinks the US Federal Reserve will likely start “normalizing” US interest rates in 2015. http://bit.ly/1BDvvFQ
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“We are always uncertain, and so we must always be prepared and sheltered appropriately for living in the uncertain world, investment portfolios notwithstanding.” J. Brooks Ritchey, February 24, 2015. http://bit.ly/1agM5z0
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Brooks Ritchey, senior managing director at K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton Solutions, explores the interconnectedness of global markets, and the “tipping points” that can lead to chaos. http://bit.ly/1agM5z0
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“It’s the job of central bankers to keep both destructive deflation and rampant inflation in check through policies that foster long-term price stability and sustainable growth. Central banks around the world haven’t had much success in those endeavors lately, but I expect some improvement since the European Central Bank (ECB) is poised to follow the United States and Japan in launching what I consider to be a large quantitative easing program.” Donald Taylor, Franklin Equity Group®, US Value, 2/17/2015. http://bit.ly/1DmNEaQ
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