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Trade tensions in
the driver’s seat
Trade disputes and geopolitical frictions have become key drivers of the economy and markets. Recent geopolitical volatility – including attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure – underscores this message.
Persistent uncertainty from protectionist policies is denting corporate confidence and slowing business spending.
Tech back in the headlines as the sector to keep an eye on. Tony Kim discusses what makes today different from history.

Trade tensions in the driver’s seat

Sustainability is
Evidence is building that a focus on sustainability-related factors — ranging from carbon efficiency to quality of governance — can help investors build more resilient portfolios.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is spreading to all pockets of the fixed income markets. New building blocks such as ESG bond indexes make it easier for investors to bring sustainability into their portfolios.
Our latest podcast episode discusses how millennials influence megatrends like climate change and resource scarcity.
These investments are designed for investors seeking a more sustainable outcome while pursuing their financial goals.

Sustainability is going mainstream

Guide to our 2020 outlook
Where is the global economy headed in 2020? How have our views on various assets changed? We share some highlights from our new 2020 Global outlook in the weekly commentary.
BlackRock G3 Financial Conditions Indicator and Growth GPS, 2010-2019
BlackRock G3 Financial Conditions Indicator and Growth GPS, 2010-2019

BlackRock Investment Institute, Consensus Economics and Reuters polls, as of December 2019.
Notes: The Growth GPS shows where consensus GDP forecast may stand in three months’ time, shifted forward by three months. The orange line shows the rate of GDP growth implied by our financial conditions indicator (FCI), based on its historical relationship with our Growth GPS, shifted forward by six months. The grey area shows annualized actual growth rates on a quarterly basis; values after Sept 30, 2019 are consensus estimates . The FCI inputs include policy rates, bond yields, corporate bond spreads, equity market valuations and exchange rates. Forward-looking estimates may not come to pass.

Guide to our 2020 outlook

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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