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BlackRock?
BlackRock is a global investment manager. Our founding mission was to start a company that thought differently about managing risk to better protect our clients, and it is still at our core today. No matter what your goals may be, at BlackRock, we are invested in your financial well-being.

Why BlackRock?

Geopolitics drive markets moving forward
The key change in our outlook for the year: we see trade and geopolitical frictions as the main driver of the global economy and markets. This uncertain backdrop argues for a more overall defensive approach in portfolios.
Market uncertainty is rising, but the business cycle still has room to run. We discuss how to navigate today’s markets.
Geopolitical whiplash looks set to continue. Eric Van Nostrand of Multi-Asset Strategies discusses why.

Geopolitics drive markets moving forward

How to invest
in China
China has had huge economic success in the last 30 years, experiencing over a 4,000% increase in its GDP compared to just 300% in the U.S. What’s behind its overwhelming success, and how can investors take advantage?
Jeff Shen discusses how China became the global superpower it is today and what’s behind its unprecedented growth.
China’s stock and bond markets used to be closed off to foreign investors, but this is starting to change.
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China A-shares give investors access to local Chinese stock markets and more opportunities to benefit from the country’s rapid growth.

How to invest in China

Lower growth, higher inflation
Fears of an imminent recession in the U.S. appeared to have eased, helped by conciliatory gestures by the U.S. and China to ease their trade frictions – at least temporarily. Yet we see trade tensions posing ongoing risks of lower growth and higher inflation. Read more in our weekly commentary.
Composition of U.S. gross domestic product, 2010-2019
Composition of U.S. gross domestic product, 2010-2019
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BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, September 2019. Notes: The chart shows the annual rate of U.S. GDP growth broken down by components through the second quarter of 2019. Personal and government spending refers to a combination of personal consumption expenditures; government consumption expenditures and gross investment. Capex refers to non-residential domestic gross investment, and housing refers to residential investment.

Lower growth, higher inflation

Invest for the outcome you want
Markets are marked by increased challenges, from trade tensions to changing monetary policy to still-low yields. As a result, investors may need to work harder to achieve the outcomes they want. Explore three strategies to help your portfolio meet your needs.
Investors with a longer time horizon may want to take more risk in their portfolio. Stocks targeted towards momentum and growth have been able to deliver higher returns over time.

Invest for the outcome you want

Set a target
for retirement
People are living longer, which means they need their retirement savings to last longer, too. Starting early and understanding the different ways to save can help investors build a retirement plan with confidence.
The investment needs of your retirement plan will likely change over time. No matter where you are in life, find a plan that matches your goals and tolerance for risk.
We asked 403(b) plan savers about their goals and concerns for retirement. The results? 403(b) and 401(k) savers diverge in surprising ways.
These target date funds are professionally managed portfolios of diversified investments that adjust over time.

Set a target for retirement

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13.64

Net Asset Value ($)

35.18

Total Returns (%)

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58.80

Net Asset Value ($)

12.75

Total Returns (%)