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Many investors allocate across broad emerging and developed markets based on their risk preferences, market expectations, and investment objectives. However, individual countries and regions can behave very differently over a given time period, creating an opportunity to capture growth through precise exposures.

Below is an overview as of March 31, 2019 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 valuations, particularly on a price-to-book value basis, have remained attractive to us relative to other markets. However, declining global growth and a late-cycle environment is typically poor for companies with higher operational leverage and for the Japanese market.

Europe ex-UK

Economic activity has disappointed as declining global trade growth and domestic activity have led to negative sentiment. With the European Central Bank not yet close to embarking on a rate-hiking cycle, we see 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. In a higher volatility regime, we expect the market's attention will focus on both corporate earnings growth and Fed policy developments.

Canada

We see select opportunities in Canada, with earnings growth expectations providing room for positive surprises. However, Canadian banks remain burdened by the Fed pause and domestic housing concerns, and we have moved to a truly neutral view.

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