Weekly Market Commentary

As Markets Rebound, Two Opportunities Bubble to Top

After last week's rebound, where do we see value in the market? BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses two areas to watch: Japanese and U.S. consumer discretionary stocks.

Municipal Credit Highlights

Muni Credit Healthy, Despite Pension Pain

The municipal bond market has had a solid run this year, and credit conditions continue to look strong. BlackRock muni credit experts dig into recent topics and trends in their fourth quarter report.

Total Return Strategy

"Total" Solutions for Today's Fixed Income Market

Rick Rieder and Bob Miller discuss the merits of a total return strategy in today's difficult fixed income market.

Market Perspectives

Why Interest Rates Could Stay Low

Investors are anticipating higher interest rates in the months ahead. Russ Koesterich discusses why, although rates will indeed go up modestly, a number of factors will keep them low relative to history for some time to come.

Municipal Market Update

"More of the Same" Brings Ninth Month of Muni Gains

The municipal market notched another positive month, but investors should prepare for potential headwinds. BlackRock muni experts recap September and look ahead.

Fixed Income Market Strategy

Dude, Where's My Duration?

Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses the historic shift away from ZIRP, and how investors need to rethink their fixed income strategies beyond simply how much duration they hold to where they hold that duration.

BlackRock Investment Institute

India Under New Management

India has gone from a castaway market to investor darling—in the space of one year. What's next? A new BlackRock Investment Institute publication lays out our views on policy, risks and markets.

 

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