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.
Sluggish global growth represents a nagging headwind for stocks, but BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses how, in some markets, that translates into the comfort of greater monetary stimulus.
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 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.
With its new guidance, the Fed went a long way towards closing the gap to market expectations. This is important in establishing the best possible environment for mitigating any potential negative market reaction to the first increase in interest rates.
While the Fed has provided a clearer path for U.S. rates, the scenario of of low global rates for longer is not expected to change any time soon. Negative credit rating actions on the asset class remain a concern but the risks are more fairly priced in, and the impact of a stronger dollar varies according to whether EM nations are commodity exporters or importers.
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