They say knowledge is power. We agree. A better understanding of the markets and your options for investing in them can open the door to a world of portfolio-empowering possibilities. We invite you to explore the following pages to expand your investing and financial planning knowledge.

ETF Learning Center

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which combine features of mutual funds and stocks, boast a number of advantages: relatively low cost, access to hundreds of companies and trading flexibility, just to name a few. Learn more about ETFs and BlackRock's iShares® offerings.

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Retirement Center

Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming—from considering how you'll spend your time to sizing up your savings strategy. Fortunately, there are manageable actions you can take to help you stay on track.

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College Savings Center

A college education is an investment that pays dividends well into a child's future. Our library of college information covers helping your child pick the right school, maximizing your child's chance for acceptance and, ultimately, options for financing it.

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Alternative Investments Education Center

Despite what their name may imply, alternative investments are increasingly less of an alternate and more a mainstream option for many investors seeking to expand their reach beyond traditional asset classes.

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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.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

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