Weekly Market Commentary

Economy is "Good Enough" for Stocks

With economic data remaining mixed, BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses why investors should continue to favor stocks over bonds.

Point of View

"Alternative" Ways to Grow Your Portfolio

One of the tried-and-true mantras of investing is the importance of diversification. But not all diversification is created equal, and one way to achieve broader diversification is through alternative investing.

Municipal Market Update

A Taxing Month for Munis

Municipal bonds were down modestly in April amid increased interest rate volatility and a pick-up in new issuance. BlackRock muni pros suggest bracing for more volatility, but believe near-term pullbacks may present buying opportunities.

Special Report

Waiting on the World to Change?

This much we know: At some point in the not-too-distant future, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is going to raise interest rates. But we believe the bigger picture is worthy of equal, if not greater, consideration.

Spring Outlook Update

The List: What to Know and What to Do

The BlackRock List: What to Know and What to Do cuts through the clutter to home in on the essential things you need to know about today's markets—along with our recommendations for navigating them.

 

Our Experts

Russ Koesterich Thumbnail

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

Jeff Rosenberg MD Thumbnail

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

Peter Hayes Thumbnail

Peter Hayes, Managing Director, Head of Municipal Bonds Group

DC Chart of the Week

Contribute to 401(k) or Save for College?

CHART OF THE WEEK THUMBNAIL LARGE

The Blog

May 18, 2015 - Heather Pelant
May 15, 2015 - Matthew Tucker
May 14, 2015 - Russ Koesterich