State of the Markets Q4 2018Oct 22, 2018

Stephen Lingard

Stephen R. Lingard, MBA, CFA
Senior Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions
Fiduciary Trust Company Of Canada

For the State of the Markets update I’ve recorded a short market update in audio format where I talk about the major themes that drove the markets and our portfolios in the third quarter. Some of the topics I touch on during the recording include: the divergence between bond and equity markets that we’ve seen in the past quarter, the selloff in emerging markets, why we believe strong profit growth is likely to continue and some near term risks that the team and I are watching out for. I also provide an update on how we are positioning the portfolios given the current market conditions.



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