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COVID-19: Our latest commentary

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  • Troubled waters

    Troubled waters

    The pandemic has supercharged a trend toward sustainability and highlighted the need for real resilience in portfolios. This publication outlines the risk and opportunities of depleting water resources and water stress.
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  • 2020 Midyear Global Outlook

    2020 Midyear Global Outlook

    The coronavirus shock is accelerating structural trends in inequality, globalisation, macro policy and sustainability. This is fundamentally reshaping the investment landscape and will be key to investor outcomes.
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  • Why do you own Fixed Income?

    Why do you own Fixed Income?

    With the recent ups and downs of markets, now may be a good time to review why you own fixed income.
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  • Geopolitical Risk Dashboard

    Geopolitical Risk Dashboard

    We see the pandemic accelerating geo-political trends that preceded it.
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  • Historical US policy actions

    Historical US policy actions

    U.S. policymakers have announced a fiscal package of more than $2 trillion. 
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  • Coronavirus reshapes our investment themes

    Coronavirus reshapes our investment themes

    The BlackRock Investment Institute updates our 2020 investment themes in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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  • Sizable policy action takes shape

    Sizable policy action takes shape

    Markets have taken fright at the scale of the Coronavirus shock. 
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  • Coronavirus update

    Coronavirus update

    We share our latest views on global growth and asset allocation as the coronavirus spreads across the world.
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  • Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing.

    Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing

    A framework for incorporating sustainable investing in portfolio construction
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  • 2020 global investment outlook

    2020 global investment outlook

    We expect growth to edge higher in 2020, leaving us pro-risk overall, but only moderately so.
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  • Davos Brief

    Davos Brief

    The global economic expansion is stretching, but powerful structural trends are testing limits.
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  • Why should you read our 2020 Global outlook?
    MACRO

    Why should you read our 2020 Global outlook?

    Key takeaways that may help you with this year's investment decisions.
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  • 3 trends to watch in the Chinese New Year

    3 trends to watch in the Chinese New Year

    We look at key long-term trends in China as both a new decade and the 12-year lunar new year cycle begin.
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  • Meet the strategist: Ben Powell

    Meet the strategist: Ben Powell

    BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist for APAC Ben Powell shares how childhood curiosity led him to a career in finance.
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  • Sustainability: The future of investing

    Sustainability: The future of investing

    We discuss key themes driving transformation in sustainable investing.
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  • Unlocking the potential of cash

    Cash: Unlocking its true potential

    With innovations in cash investments', it's time to rethink this asset class and put cash to work.
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  • Why international equities are worthy of attention

    Why international equities are worthy of attention

    The global economic landscape is looking stable yet positive, providing extra incentive to favor international equities.
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  • Trying to pick winners is not enough
    Portfolio construction

    Trying to pick winners is not enough

    19-Nov-2018
    Investing is more than just picking securities whose prices you feel will go up the most.
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  • A day in the life of a bond index portfolio manager

    A day in the life of a bond index portfolio manager

    25-May-2018
    Stratified sampling, platform risk, tracking error? Welcome to the world of bond ETF management.
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  • The way of the warrior

    The way of the warrior

    10-Apr-2018
    One rule of thumb as to what constitutes a good benchmark is that it needs to pass the "SAMURAI" test.
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  • ETFs emerge battle-tested again

    Don't get distracted: ETFs emerge battle-tested again

    27-Mar-2018
    Heavy volumes did not translate into massive outflows in recent volatile markets.
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  • Weathering Uncertain Markets
    Portfolio Construction

    Weathering Uncertain Markets

    08-Jan-2018
    Learning from the past, positioning for the future. Review the key principles for lifetime investing.
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  • Why the tech sector glass is half full
    Equities

    Why the tech sector glass is half full

    26-Oct-2017
    Discover opportunities and obstacles of the fast growing tech sector.
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  • Artificial Inteligence: an evolution or a revolution?
    Portfolio construction

    Artificial Intelligence: what it means?

    04-Aug-2017
    To understand AI, it's necessary to look beyond the headlines, beyond the hype - and into the technology we use every day.
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  • 3 questions before you build your investment portfolio
    PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION

    3 questions before you build your investment portfolio

    01-Aug-2017
    Your financial future should not be left to chance. It demands a well-constructed, goal-oriented investment portfolio.
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  • What low market volitilty does not signal
    Equities

    What low market volatility does not signal

    19-Jun-2017
    We explain how not to interpret today's low equity market volatility as the VIX remains below its long-term average.
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  • 5 Questions to ask your adviser about ETFs
    ETFs / Index

    5 questions to ask your adviser about ETFs

    04-May-2017
    Whether you're already an ETF investor or starting out, here are five questions to help you get started.
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  • 4 Ways to go 'pro' with ETFs
    ETFs / Index

    4 ways to go 'pro' with ETFs

    31-Mar-2017
    Exchange-traded funds are popular with many big institutional investors and here's what you can learn from the pros.
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  • Trump win, global market impact
    Macro

    Trump win, global market impact

    01-Nov-2016
    We see Republican nominee Donald Trump's election victory to bring market and policy uncertainty in the short run.
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  • ETFs/Index

    Smart Beta Guide

    26-Oct-2016
    A comprehensive guide on Smart Beta and how they've been one of the most successful investment products ever launched.
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