2018 Global Macro Outlook

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For nearly a decade, financial markets have surfed a wave of low-cost money in the US, courtesy of the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) massive quantitative easing (QE) programs that were launched after the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007–2009. The expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet from around US$900 billion in 2008 to nearly US$4.5 […]

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Franklin Australian Absolute Return Bond Fund gets an upgrade  

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The Franklin Australian Absolute Return Bond Fund has been upgraded by Lonsec Research to a ‘Recommended’ rating, reflecting the research firm’s strong conviction in the fund following its recent fixed income sector review. Closing in on a three-year performance track record and managed by local co-portfolio managers, Chris Siniakov and Andrew Canobi, the fund is […]

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Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd announces improved shareholder returns and continuing portfolio outperformance

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Templeton Global Growth Fund Ltd (“Company”; ASX Code TGG), an Australian listed investment company (LIC), yesterday announced its FY17 results, noting improved shareholder returns including continuing strong performance of its underlying portfolio as well as a significant narrowing in the discount to net tangible assets per share (NTA) from 9.71% discount to after-tax NTA as […]

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Australian investors looking to increase allocation to active management

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Australian investors want to increase their allocation to active management over the next 12 months, according to a new survey from Franklin Templeton Investments. The research, conducted with a sample size of over 100 attendees at Franklin Templeton’s recent Asia Pacific Investor Forum, concluded that Australian investors and their advisers are paying more attention to […]

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Australian investors should rethink risk, avoid ‘yesterday’s winners’

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Franklin Templeton Investments has cautioned Australian investors that increasing allocations to passive strategies may limit their ability to grow their retirement income potential. Speaking in Sydney ahead of Franklin Templeton’s Asia Pacific Investor Forum, which brings together portfolio managers from around the world to share perspectives on topics impacting a large range of markets, Franklin Templeton’s […]

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Australian investors optimistic about reaching financial goals

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Australian Investors Optimistic About Reaching Financial Goals Believe equities and real estate will perform best  in 2014 and over the next 10 years Still have some concerns about investing offshore Australian investors are optimistic about reaching their financial goals by an overwhelming majority, according to the Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey conducted earlier this […]

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