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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.
CHKLX
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

How to navigate escalating trade disputes
An unexpected tariff announcement by the U.S. met with a surprise depreciation of the Chinese yuan. More tit-for-tat actions followed suit. How do investors navigate the escalating U.S.-China tensions? Read more in our weekly commentary.
China's foreign reserve flows and yuan exchange rate, 2007-2019
China's foreign reserve flows and yuan exchange rate, 2007-2019
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BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: Flows in China’s foreign reserves are represented by monthly changes in PBOC’s foreign reserves. The yuan exchange rate is represented by the currency's spot closing rate versus the U.S. dollar. The vertical axis on the yuan rate is flipped so that a downward move in the line represents a weaker yuan versus the dollar.

How to navigate escalating trade disputes

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

Do investors overlook climate risk?
Recent extreme weather events — from hurricanes and wildfires in the U.S. to heat waves in Europe and floods in Japan — have highlighted the investment risks posed by climate change. But investors may be overlooking the impact these risks have on portfolios.
We assess how physical climate changes would impact portfolios – and why markets aren’t paying enough attention.
SDG
Invests in companies that seek to address some of the world’s major social and environmental challenges while maintaining exposure to global stocks.

Do investors overlook climate risk?

CHKLX

12.76

Net Asset Value ($)

26.46

Total Returns (%)

SDG

56.01

Net Asset Value ($)

6.59

Total Returns (%)