GEOPOLITICAL RISK DASHBOARD

Explore the top 10 geopolitical risks and their potential market impact.

  • Climate transition: a driver of returns
    Market Outlook

    Climate transition: a driver of returns

    Mar 1, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We are incorporating the effects climate change into our return assumptions. Read more in our weekly commentary.
  • EVERY STEP COUNTS
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    EVERY STEP COUNTS

    Feb 18, 2021 | By BlackRock
    The influence of index investing has proven to be evolutionary — step by step, it reshaped the money management industry by methodically breaking down barriers to investment.
  • Family Office Virtual Summit: Collective Intelligence
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    Family Office Virtual Summit: Collective Intelligence

    Dec 18, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The BlackRock Family Office Virtual Summit. BlackRock’s collective intelligence: impact; sustainability; private markets; China opportunities; megatrends.
  • ETP Landscape from BlackRock
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    ETP Landscape from BlackRock

    Dec 11, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Monthly overview of the latest key global and regional ETP industry trends produced in the second week of the month and shows data as at previous month end.
  • A new investment order
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    A new investment order

    Dec 7, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We have entered a new investment order. We believe this calls for a fundamental rethink of portfolio allocations – starting now.
  • Insurers see the future
    Investment Actions

    Insurers see the future

    Oct 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Insights from 360 leading insurance executives across the globe on how COVID is fundamentally reshaping the insurance world and their investment portfolios.
  • Troubled waters
    BII

    Troubled waters

    Oct 19, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    What would the world look like with less water? We explore the often overlooked risk of water stress and its financial implications on portfolios. Take a look.
  • Big questions, more answers.
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    Big questions, more answers.

    Sep 29, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Our annual Latin America Investor Forum goes virtual this year, speaking to the region’s biggest questions, from ESG to technology to the U.S. elections.
  • Looking forward from the future
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    Looking forward from the future

    Sep 17, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Explore the on-demand content from our flagship virtual summit in July, where BlackRock leaders were joined by policymakers and industry experts.
  • A turning point for fixed income ETFs
    Markets

    A turning point for fixed income ETFs

    Jul 23, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How do we search for income in a low-rate world? With interest rates near historic lows, here are three ideas for income-generating strategies using bond ETFs.
  • Searching for income in a low-rate world
    Markets

    Searching for income in a low-rate world

    Jul 17, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Searching for income in a low-rate world when interest rates are back near historic lows in the US. Where do the opportunities lie in this environment?
  • Emerging market local debt
    Markets

    Emerging market local debt

    Jun 25, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Scott Thiel explains why we have downgraded emerging market local debt to neutral even as its valuation has cheapened.
  • ETF statistics to watch in volatile markets
    Markets

    ETF statistics to watch in volatile markets

    Jun 7, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The high velocity markets seen in a COVID world have produced 5 ETF statistics to watch – many investors are turning to ETFs due to their flexibility.
  • Fixed Income Opportunities update
    Markets

    Fixed Income Opportunities update

    Jun 3, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder, Global Head of Fixed Income at BlackRock, speaks about the BGF Fixed Income Global Opportunities Fund (FIGO) and its opportunites.
  • Global Allocation - built for all generations
    Markets

    Global Allocation - built for all generations

    Jun 3, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder, Portfolio Manager, speaks about the Global Allocation Fund – celebrating how it is one of today’s most exciting investment opportunities.
  • Markets

    Visualizing the Expanse of the ETF Universe

    May 5, 2020 | By BlackRock
  • Q2 Factor Outlook
    Market Outlook

    Q2 Factor Outlook

    Apr 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Macro uncertainties were amplified but Momentum continued to lead. Value took a downturn.
  • Bond ETFs send a clear signal
    Markets

    Bond ETFs send a clear signal

    Apr 27, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Bond ETFs send a clear signal in a coronavirus environment as investors turn to fixed income ETF funds. Consider the importance of fixed income ETFs.
  • Navigating the market turmoil
    Market Outlook

    Navigating the market turmoil

    Apr 27, 2020 | By Armando Senra
    Armando Senra, Head of iShares Americas, outlines five ideas to help bolster a portfolio and make it potentially more resilient against the ongoing crisis.
  • Navigating the coronavirus shock: A central banker’s perspective
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    Navigating the coronavirus shock: A central banker’s perspective

    Apr 14, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Dr. Stanley Fischer, former Vice Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, shares his view on COVID-19’s effect on Central Banks in developed and emerging markets.
  • How ETFs provide transparency in turbulent markets
    Markets

    How ETFs provide transparency in turbulent markets

    Apr 8, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Learn more about how ETFs delivered transparency and liquidity across markets and asset classes during the market volatility of March 9, 2020.
  • What’s needed now: Patience and perspective
    Markets

    What’s needed now: Patience and perspective

    Mar 30, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich
    Russ Koesterich, Portfolio Manager for BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, discusses the importance of keeping perspective as we face an unprecedented crisis.
  • What do I do with my portfolio now? Three things to consider
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    What do I do with my portfolio now? Three things to consider

    Mar 26, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Corrections are normal but that doesn't mean they feel good. We discuss how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable in the current market environment.
  • Market plunge: This is not 2008
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    Market plunge: This is not 2008

    Mar 12, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Market moves have been compounded by oil prices plunging more than 20% as an OPEC pact to stabilize prices unraveled. Read why investors should remain calm.
  • The economics of social unrest
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    The economics of social unrest

    Mar 10, 2020 | By Catherine Kress
    Catherine Kress explains the economic and political constraints leaders face in responding to the recent wave of global protests.
  • Time for policy to go direct
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    Time for policy to go direct

    Mar 9, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A decisive, pre-emptive and coordinated policy response to the coronavirus shock is needed to avoid persistent economic damage – and the end of the cycle.
  • Coronavirus warrants caution
    Market Outlook

    Coronavirus warrants caution

    Mar 2, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Markets have been roiled by fears over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. We are reducing our overweight equity exposures but maintain benchmark holdings.
  • What to watch in geopolitics in 2020
    Market Outlook

    What to watch in geopolitics in 2020

    Feb 24, 2020 | By Mike Pyle
    From U.S.-Iran tensions to the U.S.-China trade conflict, to the uptick in global protests, we look discuss the geopolitical risks that are worth monitoring.
  • On the risk of regime shifts
    Market Outlook

    On the risk of regime shifts

    Feb 12, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The macro debate tends to center on the state of the business cycle and the risk of a recession. We think that this is too narrow a question to ask.
  • 3 tips for investing in the low-carbon transition
    Market Outlook

    3 tips for investing in the low-carbon transition

    Feb 11, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Global economies continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with likely impacts on portfolios. Michael Kent talks about ways to invest in the energy transition.
  • Taking stock: Q1 equity market outlook
    Market Outlook

    Taking stock: Q1 equity market outlook

    Feb 5, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Can stocks soldier on in 2020? We think so, but investors should expect more of an uphill battle versus 2019. Read our Q1 2020 equity market outlook.
  • Davos brief
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    Davos brief

    Jan 21, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Ahead of Davos, take a look at a sample of our global insights on the economic and financial outlook, geopolitics, sustainability and other key trends.
  • Brexit a go after clear Conservative win
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    Brexit a go after clear Conservative win

    Dec 17, 2019 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The UK Conservative Party won a huge majority in the general election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a stable government and will push ahead with Brexit.
  • What matters more – making money or not losing it?
    Market Outlook

    What matters more – making money or not losing it?

    Dec 12, 2019 | By BlackRock
    In today’s uncertain environment there is no shortage of ways investors can lose money. Redefining your lens on risk may help you win more by losing less.
  • Where are the factors?
    Market Outlook

    Where are the factors?

    Dec 9, 2019 | By Holly Framsted, CFA
    Investors increasingly are using factor strategies, but you wouldn’t know it from their portfolios. Where are the factors?
  • Sustainability: the bond that endures
    Market Outlook

    Sustainability: the bond that endures

    Nov 27, 2019 | By BlackRock
    The latest sign of sustainable going mainstream: rising interest in sustainable fixed income solutions. We share new tools and insights in this field.
  • 4 strategies for investing in emerging markets
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    4 strategies for investing in emerging markets

    Nov 8, 2019 | By Christopher Dhanraj
    In his latest article, Chris Dhanraj explores ways to manage your emerging markets allocation, an out of favor, but still appealing asset class.
  • Why growth remains valuable
    Market Outlook

    Why growth remains valuable

    Nov 6, 2019 | By Russ Koesterich
    Russ describes the reasons why growth stocks can still outperform value.
  • Making the most of your next dollar
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    Making the most of your next dollar

    Sep 24, 2019 | By Paul Mele
    Save for the future or pay off debt? Deciding how to effectively use your extra income isn’t as simple as you think. Paul Mele gives his insights.
  • The pivot favoring emerging markets
    Market Outlook

    The pivot favoring emerging markets

    Sep 24, 2019 | By Russ Koesterich
    Russ Koesterich explains why the suddenly easier central bank policies could be key for emerging markets, and why almost every asset class surged last month.
  • Global Insurance Report 2019
    Market Outlook

    Global Insurance Report 2019

    Sep 23, 2019 | By BlackRock
    BlackRock’s eighth global insurance survey offers portfolio insights from 360 senior executives.
  • Five Reasons to Make ETFs Part of Your Client’s Portfolio
    Market Outlook

    Five Reasons to Make ETFs Part of Your Client’s Portfolio

    Jul 11, 2019 | By BlackRock
    With the global ETF market now worth around $.4.7 trillion USD, what is all the fuss about? We offer five compelling reasons why ETFs should make up part of every portfolio.
  • Electricity in the age of climate infrastructure
    Market Outlook

    Electricity in the age of climate infrastructure

    Jul 6, 2019 | By BlackRock
    In the global push for climate-friendly infrastructure, no task is more central than the modernization of the world’s electric power sector.
  • The risk of too little inflation
    Market Outlook

    The risk of too little inflation

    Jul 5, 2019 | By Russ Koesterich
    Low inflation may sound appealing, but as Russ Koesterich, CFA, explains in his latest article, it does have certain drawbacks for investors.
  • Why stability may be enough for cyclicals
    Market Outlook

    Why stability may be enough for cyclicals

    Jun 28, 2019 | By Russ Koesterich
    Can cyclical stocks continue to trounce defensives this year? Russ Koesterich, CFA, discusses in his latest article and shares his takeaways.
  • How to choose the right ETFs
    Investment Actions

    How to choose the right ETFs

    Jun 21, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Asking five key questions can be a simplified approach when selecting ETFs for the core of your portfolio.
  • The case for ETFs
    Investment Actions

    The case for ETFs

    Jun 21, 2019 | By BlackRock
    ETFs are increasingly becoming more widely used by many types of investors. Get grounded in ETFs with simple charts.
  • What could move the markets next?
    Market Outlook

    What could move the markets next?

    Jun 14, 2019 | By Russ Koesterich
    Markets are not too expensive, or too cheap. As Russ explains in his latest article, that offers a clue into what could cause the next move.
  • Why volatility could be worse
    Market Outlook

    Why volatility could be worse

    Jun 4, 2019 | By Russ Koesterich
    In his latest article, Russ Koesterich discusses why volatility in financial markets has not been more severe, even though growth has softened.
  • Active investing in emerging markets
    Market Outlook

    Active investing in emerging markets

    May 31, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Emerging Markets are in the midst of a structural transformation. Senior BlackRock investors Gerardo Rodriguez and Gordon Fraser shed some light on how they attempt to deliver alpha today and what they think is in store for EM investors in the future...

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