Are the reserve banks too slow in tackling inflation? Will inflation level off by itself? Will rising rates cause a recession?
Are the reserve banks too slow in tackling inflation? Will inflation level off by itself?
Disagreements about the outlook for inflation in the new year and beyond continue.
Rising inflation globally raises the question of whether inflation is persistent versus transitory, driving debate among our investment managers. Our Stephen Dover, Head of the Franklin Templeton Investment Institute, recently discussed economic growth, interest rates, and inflation during a roundtable,
John Bell shares his thoughts on yields, defaults and the role of CLOs in the loan market in 2021.
In March, Bank Loans Portfolio Manager John Bell saw three different roads back to par, with market recovery in 6-12 months the most likely. How has the recent market activity changed his view?
We expect to see a combination of anti-viral medications and vaccines develop over 6 to 12 months globally. We are seeing daily positive articles on the effectiveness of anti-virals from other countries. Vaccine development appears to be moving very quickly, and there is potential for a vaccine to get to people as soon as the end of 2020.