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Fixed Income Perspectives (June 2014)

This month, the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group discusses confusing signals from the U.S. bond market, momentum in the global economy, and the European Outlook.
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Dr. Michael Hasenstab: Video Updates From Budapest, Hungary (June 2014)

In these two videos from Dr. Michael Hasenstab, EVP, Chief Investment Officer, Global Bonds, Michael shares his perspective on Hungary’s long-term investment potential, as well as his thoughts on the European Central Bank’s interest rate cuts.
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Dr. Michael Hasenstab: Taking a Contrarian View on Ukraine (April 2014)

Dr. Michael Hasenstab recently visited Ukraine and provided a video update from Kiev about his team’s position there.
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An Active, Unconstrained Approach to Fixed Income (March 2014)

In this series of videos, Michael Hasenstab, Chief Investment Officer, Global Bonds for the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, reviews defensive interest rate strategies, the prospects of China’s financial reform and his belief that active, unconstrained managers will be rewarded in 2014.
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