Archive: The Financial Blog

The posts below are archived from the original Templeton Touch website, which is described as follows:


In July 2008, John Marks Templeton, picked by Money magazine in 1999 as the “twentieth century’s greatest stock picker” died of pneumonia at the age of 95. However, he left a legacy in the investment world that will not soon be forgotten.

As the United States and world face a shrinking economy, there is a great need to find comfort and perspective in a phenomenal investor such as John Templeton. Therefore, we have established this web resource to serve as a hub for sharing financial wisdom from John Templeton, at times written by him and at times written by his close friends and confidants. We hope you find this information useful as we tread through the waters of uncertain financial times.

Find a Need and Fill It

What do Sir John Templeton, Henry Ford, Sam Walton, and Steve Jobs have in common? A desire to improve the lives of others. by Lauren Templeton, principal of Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC Here is a simple question: what if the large majority of people...

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Lauren Templeton on Noble Purpose

Lauren Templeton, a contributor to The Templeton Touch, founder and president of Lauren Templeton Capital Management, and Sir John's great niece, recently spoke to students at Baylor University on noble purpose. Here's the...

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Two Principles of Success, part 2

Today we continue our look at The Templeton Plan with an examination of Step 9, “Utilizing Two Principles of Success.” In this step, we find two of Templeton's favorite quotes on the principle of perseverance. Quote 1: "The difficult we do immediately. The impossible...

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