The March FOMC meeting provides the Fed its likely opportunity to prepare financial markets for the long-awaited liftoff from zero interest rates. What happens next will dominate the outlook for fixed income performance this year. For after liftoff the question becomes, what s next?
America's aging infrastructure is in need of repair, and the municipal market has long been a major source of financing. But state and local governments remain budget constrained. BlackRock muni credit experts discuss this and more in their quarterly credit report.
Prospects for debt issued by nations in emerging markets continue to follow the direction of central bank policies with the removal of U.S. quantitative easing leading to greater volatility and Europe taking the opposite stance. BlackRock's fixed income experts outline three possible scenarios for 2015.
California, home of Hollywood and blockbuster storylines, is directing a comeback story of its own. Peter Hayes and Jack Erbeck of the BlackRock Municipals Team offer an analysis and highlight areas of investment opportunity.
The municipal bond market posted a return above 9% in 2014, as the stars aligned in spectacular fashion for the asset class. Peter Hayes, Head of the BlackRock Municipal Bonds Group, offers his outlook for 2015.
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