Weekly Market Commentary

Where There Is Value, There Are Investors

Stocks notched gains last week as investors interpreted bad news as good news. Still, they were clear in their penchant for value. BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich offers an analysis.

Unconstrained Investing

Your Goals Are Bigger Than a Benchmark

BlackRock offers investment strategies that set their sights beyond benchmarks, instead aiming for the outcomes — the real results — that matter most to investors.

Fixed Income Market Strategy

The Wages of Fear

Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses his outlook for the high yield market, the potential for wage inflation and increasing market uncertainty.

Municipal Market Update

Momentum Drives Another Positive Month

Municipal bonds posted moderate gains in July, as investor complacency and momentum continued to drive the market. BlackRock muni experts recap the month, look ahead.

Outlook

The List: What to Know, and Do, in the Second Half

Despite a few curve balls in the first half, markets carried on with gusto. What's next? We offer up five things you should know, and five ideas for your investing to-do list, in the second half of 2014.

BlackRock Investment Institute

Life After Zero: 2014 Mid-Year Investment Outlook

Risk assets are grinding higher and volatility is extraordinarily low. A new Blackrock Investment Institute publication outlines what is in store for the rest of the year– and what life after zero (rates) may look like.

 

The Blog

Are Low Interest Rates Harming the Economy?
While it’s not the intent, it may be so. Fixed Income Chief Rick Rieder zeros in on why the Fed’s zero interest rate policy may be inhibiting growth.

5 Portfolio Moves for the 2nd Half of 2014
At the mid-year point, Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich looks back—and ahead—discussing what more is in store in 2014.

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