Low Cost Country and Regional ETFs

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Precisely implement country or regional views through indexed exposures.

Low Cost

Benefit from a competitively priced lineup of passive ETFs ranging from 5 to 9 basis points.

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Why Target Individual Countries or Regions?

Below is an overview as of December 31, 2018 of the Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions team’s views on the macroeconomic shifts influencing these four regions, and the regional opportunities and challenges these shifts create.

Japan

Equity market valuations, particularly on a price-to-book value basis, have remained attractive to us relative to other markets. Corporate fundamentals have remained quite conservative, with forward earnings growth expectations at significantly lower levels than peers.

Europe ex-UK

Economic activity has disappointed as declining global trade growth and domestic activity led to negative sentiment. With the ECB not yet close to embarking on a rate hiking cycle, we see the banks acting as a drag along with fears of populism ahead of European parliament elections.

U.S.

Despite elevated geopolitical headlines and trade tensions, growth fundamentals continue to be positive, with tax reforms still providing a tailwind for earnings and margins. With increased volatility and lower valuations, the market’s attention will focus on both corporate earnings growth and the Federal Reserve’s hiking cycle.

Canada

We see select opportunities within Canada, with financials benefiting from a rising interest-rate environment. Conclusion of trade negotiations removes a notable headwind and is a positive.

Exposure to Japan for just 9 basis points

Our regional and country ETFs offer exposures not readily available in the Canadian market. At just 9 basis points, FLJA (Franklin FTSE Japan Index ETF) provides low-cost equity exposure to the robust opportunities in the Japanese market.

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