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?

Navigate market uncertainty
Global growth in 2018 has become uneven. Market swings are on the rise, fueled by rising economic uncertainty and increasing U.S. interest rates. We see steady global growth rolling on, but investors may want to prepare against potential market dips.
The importance of portfolio resilience is growing as economic uncertainty picks up. Learn which investments can help provide a potential buffer.
USMV
Made from a mix of U.S. stocks that demonstrate lower risk, to help reduce volatility from market swings.

Navigate market uncertainty

Our take on the "neutral" rate
What is the “neutral” rate of interest? And why should you care? It is an estimated level of interest rate at which monetary policy neither stimulates nor restricts growth – and a key input in the Federal Reserve’s policy making. We share our estimates of the “neutral” in the weekly commentary.
Fed policy rate and estimates of “neutral” rates, 1990-2018
Fed policy rate and estimates of “neutral” rates, 1990-2018
SOURCES

Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, with data from the Federal Reserve, NBER and Thomson Reuters, November 2018. Notes: The Fed policy rate refers to the federal funds rate, the central bank’s short-term interest rate target. The estimates for the current and long-term neutral rates are calculated using an econometric model following a July 2018 ECB working paper The natural rate of interest and the financial cycle .

Our take on the "neutral" rate

Raise your
retirement IQ
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.

Raise your retirement IQ

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.
The selloff in Chinese and U.S. tech may create an opening for investors.
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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

54.86

Net Asset Value ($)

5.48

Total Returns (%)

BGSIX

25.65

Net Asset Value ($)

0.83

Total Returns (%)

Morningstar Rating

BMSIX

9.90

Net Asset Value ($)

-0.15

Total Returns (%)

Morningstar Rating