Why
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?

U.S. recession? Not quite
We see a slowdown in global growth and corporate earnings in 2019 as the U.S. economy approaches a late-cycle phase. We don’t see a recession as near, but growing economic and market uncertainty means investors may want to position portfolios accordingly.
Building a resilient portfolio is about more than dialing down risk. Taking risk in select areas can help investors achieve long-term goals.
USMV
Made from a mix of U.S. stocks that demonstrate lower risk, to help reduce volatility from market swings.

U.S. recession? Not quite

Keeping bonds as a buffer
We see growth as the key market driver in 2019. This suggests U.S. Treasuries may offer more diversification benefits, helping to buffer bouts of equity weakness. Read more in our weekly commentary.
Correlation between U.S. equity and 10-year Treasury returns, 2004-2019
Correlation between U.S. equity and 10-year Treasury returns, 2004-2019
SOURCES

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future results. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Thomson Reuters, January 2019. Notes: The line shows the correlation of daily returns between the MSCI USA Index (representing U.S. equities) and the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury over a one-year rolling period (256 trading days). The dot shows the correlation of returns over the last 90 days.

Keeping bonds as a buffer

Set a target for
your 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.
Target date funds mix different types of stocks, bonds and other investments that rebalance over time, targeting the year you would like to retire.
These target date funds are professionally managed portfolios of diversified investments that adjust over time.

Set a target for your retirement

Invest to generate income
Record low yields are making it harder to generate income in portfolios. Investors may need to think outside the box to boost returns, such as looking to corporate bonds or emerging markets.
Emerging markets have had a bumpy year, but there may be more to the story. We believe market setbacks may create an opportunity to invest.
BMSIX
Seeks to invest in a mix of corporate credit opportunities in search of high and steady income.

Invest to generate income

Technology and
trade wars:
What lies ahead
The U.S. and China are the two global leaders in technology, and the tech sector is a large driver in both countries’ equity markets. Despite tech’s recent bumpy ride in both nations, we see reasons to stay invested.
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Is the hype around Big Data overblown, or just getting started? Jeff Shen discusses what the Big Data revolution means for investors.
BGSIX
Invests in companies using science and/or technology to help drive high growth potential.

Technology and trade wars: What lies ahead

USMV

53.50

Net Asset Value ($)

2.11

Total Returns (%)

BGSIX

27.42

Net Asset Value ($)

6.57

Total Returns (%)

Morningstar Rating

BMSIX

9.85

Net Asset Value ($)

1.65

Total Returns (%)

Morningstar Rating