One of the tried-and-true mantras of investing is the importance of diversification. But not all diversification is created equal, and one way to achieve broader diversification is through alternative investing.
While the Fed has provided a clearer path for U.S. rates, the scenario 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.
Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained visiting the iShares ETF and BlackRock Mutual Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.