Quick Thoughts: De-Globalization - Myth Or Reality?

Summary

  • Today, the buzzword is de-globalization. It is defined as the movement toward a less-interconnected world - one with groups of nation states replete with fresh barriers to the free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor dominating once again.
  • The adoption of multi-lateral trade agreements was one of the driving forces of postwar globalization.
  • Understanding the global political winds will be critical in deciphering what path globalization will ultimately take.

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By Stephen H. Dover, CFA, Chief Market Strategist and Head of Franklin Templeton Institute, Franklin Templeton

Is globalization truly dead? Stephen Dover, head of Franklin Templeton Institute, explores what drives globalization, whether we are currently in a “de-globalization” wave - and what it means for investors.

Global Trade as a Percentage of Global GDP

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