Weekly Market Commentary

Three Headwinds Make for One Big Investor Headache

BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses the headwinds affecting the market, and a sensible course for investors.

Municipal Credit Highlights

Muni Headlines Set to Heat Up This Summer

Overall creditworthiness among state and local issuers of municipal debt remains strong. But investors might expect more headlines around stressed names as budget battles and court challenges over pension reform persist this summer.

High Yield Update

High Yield's Next Act

Over the past seven years or so, high yield investors have been handsomely rewarded. Since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, only the U.S. stock market has outperformed high yield among a large basket of various asset classes, and the high yield market achieved its performance with far less volatility.

Views from Erin Xie, PhD

Diagnosing the Opportunity in Health Care Stocks

The latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is set for Supreme Court ruling in June. Read why Erin Xie, Portfolio Manager of the BlackRock Health Sciences Opportunities Fund, is unshaken and sees great potential in health care stocks.

Municipal Market Update

Budget Season...and the Heat Is On

Budget season for many state and local governments will reach a boil in June, contributing to noise in the municipal bond market. But BlackRock muni pros suggest the summer months should bring greater calm and demand for the tax-exempt asset class.

 

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

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