Weekly Market Commentary

Re-Emerging Markets?

With emerging markets showing surprising resilience, BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses why investors should consider including EM equities in their portfolios.

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.

Market Perspectives

Innocents Abroad

Over the past six years, U.S. investors have been rewarded for staying close to home. Russ Koesterich discusses why that may not be the case going forward, and why investors may need more international diversification going forward.

Investment Directions

Winter Chill, Spring Thaw?

Most recent measures of U.S. economic health have disappointed, though Russ Koesterich and his Investment Strategy Group believe a reacceleration in the second half is a likely scenario. Find out the reasons behind their rationale.

Municipal Market Update

Munis Regain Spring in Their Step

Municipal bonds posted a modestly positive March, despite upticks in supply and market volatility. BlackRock muni pros offer their market outlook and explain why pullbacks may present buying opportunities.


The Blog

Apr 30, 2015 - Russ Koesterich
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Chart of the Week

Looking Abroad for Greater Return Potential

Looking Abroad for Greater Return Potential

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