Weekly Market Commentary

Rethink "Safe Havens" as Rates Ready to Rise

Stocks soared last week, both thanks to and in spite of economic news. But with rates readying to rise, it's "safe havens" that are vulnerable near term. BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich explains.

Unconstrained Investing

Your Goals Are Bigger Than a Benchmark

BlackRock offers investment strategies that set their sights beyond benchmarks, instead aiming for the outcomes - the real results - that matter most to investors.

Municipal Market Update

Momentum Drives Another Positive Month

Municipal bonds posted moderate gains in July, as investor complacency and momentum continued to drive the market. BlackRock muni experts recap the month, look ahead.

Market Perspectives

Oil's Precarious Balance

Despite surging North American production, oil prices remain elevated – and relevant. Russ Koesterich discusses the outlook for oil, and what a spike in prices would mean for stocks.

Outlook

The List: What to Know, and Do, in the Second Half

Despite a few curve balls in the first half, markets carried on with gusto. What's next? We offer up five things you should know, and five ideas for your investing to-do list, in the second half of 2014.

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.

 

The Blog

How to Position Your Portfolio as Rates Start to Rise
With the Fed likely to raise rates in 2015, how do you position your portfolio for the coming rate normalization? Russ shares his take.

The Rate Rise Timeline to Watch for Now
When will the Fed begin to raise rates? Rick provides his take on the rate rise timeline to watch for now post Jackson Hole.

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