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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

Look beyond market selloffs
Global markets went on a wild ride last week amid deepening risk-off mood. Perceived safe-haven assets such as gold and government bonds rallied, and the inversion of part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve further spooked markets. How to make sense of all this? Read our weekly commentary.
Ten-year government bond yields, 2009-2019
Ten-year government bond yields, 2009-2019
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BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, August 2019. Notes: The data are based on the 10-year government bond yields of the U.S., UK, Germany and Japan from July 1, 2009.

Look beyond market selloffs

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?

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12.92

Net Asset Value ($)

28.05

Total Returns (%)

SDG

56.43

Net Asset Value ($)

7.39

Total Returns (%)