Equity Insights

Putnam equity team members share their research on emerging opportunities in the stock market.

Attention shoppers! Consumer stocks and other holiday bargains

Attention shoppers! Consumer stocks and other holiday bargains

Members of Putnam's equity team offer insights and outlook on the consumer sector.

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Seeking value despite inflation

Seeking value despite inflation

Members of Putnam's equity team offer insights on how to seek opportunities in an inflationary environment.

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Our thematic investing is much more than “fishing in the right ponds”

Our thematic investing is much more than “fishing in the right ponds”

We scrutinize businesses in the context of their industries overall, and often we favor the “enablers” of growth themes and trends.

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Inflation is fueling opportunities in emerging markets

Inflation is fueling opportunities in emerging markets

Despite naysayers and the macroeconomic backdrop, we are excited about the tremendous long-term potential in emerging market equities.

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Why now is the time to consider international small caps

Why now is the time to consider international small caps

Non-U.S. small-cap stocks offer the potential for diversification benefits, higher return dispersions, and a large and inefficient universe.

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Now what? What's next for tech

Now what? What's next for tech

Although there are near-term challenges, we believe there remains a long runway for growth as technology companies penetrate massive addressable markets.

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Why a repeat of the “stagnant ‘70s” is unlikely

Why a repeat of the “stagnant ‘70s” is unlikely

Inflation is a challenge, but for many reasons we don't believe financial markets will experience a repeat of the stagnant 1970s.

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A new age of opportunity in health care

A new age of opportunity in health care

As Covid concerns ease and investors focus elsewhere, we remain bullish on health care investing.

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Spin-offs offer fertile ground for investment research

Spin-offs offer fertile ground for investment research

Spin-off companies, which can be more difficult to research, offer compelling investment opportunities.

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War and inflation put bull market in hibernation

War and inflation put bull market in hibernation

Investors may be underestimating the immense range of potential outcomes for the Russia-Ukraine War.

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Seeking attractive moats outside the U.S.

Seeking attractive moats outside the U.S.

Powerful brands and intellectual properties are moats that give many non-U.S. businesses a competitive edge.

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Now is the time for these long-ignored stocks

Now is the time for these long-ignored stocks

We believe conditions are ideal for small-cap value stocks to experience a prolonged period of outperformance.

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The equity bull market is intact

The equity bull market is intact

In our view, despite the elongated pandemic and fears about inflation, the bull market remains intact, supported by strong earnings growth and higher-than-expected P/E multiples applied to those earnings.

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Investing in the biology revolution

Investing in the biology revolution

We believe synbio will become a major wave of innovation and one of the most exciting areas of the market in the coming years.

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The rebound of Chinese tech under

The rebound of Chinese tech under "common prosperity"

Technology stocks in China may offer compelling buying opportunities, but investors must understand the Chinese government’s long-term initiatives.

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Value investing for all seasons

Value investing for all seasons

We believe the durability of this recent value rally is being underestimated. Based on our analysis, the case for value stocks, particularly in international markets, remains compelling

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When to pay attention to insider buying

When to pay attention to insider buying

Studying the actions of smart insiders can be a valuable investment tool, and certain types of buying can signal an excellent entry point for a stock or group of stocks.

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Rising earnings should ease bubble fears

Rising earnings should ease bubble fears

Robust earnings growth, skeptical investor sentiment, and stimulating bond yields all support our bullish outlook for equity markets.

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The small-cap index changes, but our process stays the same

The small-cap index changes, but our process stays the same

The makeup of the small-cap growth universe can change dramatically over time, but we focus on what drives stock prices over longer time periods.

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How BDCs can help in changing equity markets

How BDCs can help in changing equity markets

Many features, including the potential for high yields, make BDCs a good counterweight to equity market volatility.

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We are agriculture bulls

We are agriculture bulls

We believe we are in the early innings of a multiyear upcycle for the global agricultural economy.

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Don’t be afraid of the inflation bogeyman

Don’t be afraid of the inflation bogeyman

We look at the impact of rising inflation on equity performance, industries that could thrive, and strategies for positioning portfolios.

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