With six months down, Russ Koesterich and his Investment Strategy Group share their views on what s in store for stocks and bonds in the next six months and where potential investment opportunities might lie.
The Fed is gearing up to raise interest rates, but there are some pretty big factors that will work to keep longer-term rates relatively subdued. Rick Rieder, Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Fixed Income, looks beyond the Fed.
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.
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.
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.
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