Weekly Market Commentary

Buckle Up for Higher Volatility

Despite the market swings last week, volatility is still very low, suggesting investors are not taking into account the prospect for bad news. Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses why that means investors should favor asset classes that can provide some cushion.

Municipal Market Update

Active Month, But Little Change in Munis

June was a fairly active month in terms of muni bond issuance and headlines, yet the market ended little changed. BlackRock muni experts recap the month, look ahead.

Fixed Income Market Strategy

Summertime and the Central Banks Are Easy

Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses accommodative central bank policy, the voices of caution regarding an earlier tightening in policy and what the outlook is for fixed income investors.

BlackRock Investment Institute

Life After Zero: 2014 Mid-Year Investment Outlook

Risk assets are grinding higher and volatility is extraordinarily low. A new Blackrock Investment Institute publication outlines what is in store for the rest of the year– and what life after zero (rates) may look like.

Market Perspectives

Investing on the Frontier

Investing in frontier markets offers the potential for growth in a slow-growth world, but comes with many risks. Russ Koesterich and Kurt Reiman discuss the tradeoffs involved and make the case for including frontier in your portfolio.

Shareholder® Magazine

Shareholder Magazine: Summer 2014

The traditional retirement carousel could use some recalibration. The government, companies and individuals all must adjust. For you, it means taking the reins of your financial future.


The Blog

Are Low Interest Rates Harming the Economy?
While it’s not the intent, it may be so. Fixed Income Chief Rick Rieder zeros in on why the Fed’s zero interest rate policy may be inhibiting growth.

5 Portfolio Moves for the 2nd Half of 2014
At the mid-year point, Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich looks back—and ahead—discussing what more is in store in 2014.

Our Experts

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Russ Koesterich, Managing Director, BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist, iShares Global Chief Investment Strategist

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Jeffrey Rosenberg, Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income

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Peter Hayes, Managing Director, Head of Municipal Bonds Group