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5 megatrends accelerated by COVID-19

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    With tech giants dominating markets, does the 'size' factor still matt...

    Oct 20, 2020 | By Holly Framsted
    With mega-cap technology stocks dominating markets, some investors have questioned the role of smaller companies inside portfolios.
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  • Restructuring opportunities
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    Restructuring opportunities

    Oct 12, 2020 | By BlackRock
    We explore the UK as a case study on the three signposts we use to evaluate the virus shock.
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  • Spotlight on gold and silver
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    Spotlight on gold and silver

    Sep 21, 2020 | By Chris Dieterich
    Precious metals are generally viewed as potential havens in times of market uncertainty, so we look at why investors are targeting them in 2020.
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  • Real resilience in Canadian portfolios
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    Real resilience in Canadian portfolios

    Sep 16, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    We dive deeper into the second theme, policy revolution, from our 2020 mid-year outlook report and discuss it's relevance to Canada.
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  • Insights

    How momentum investing can help capture trends

    Aug 25, 2020 | By Holly Framsted
    The pandemic has created winners and losers in the U.S. stock market. Momentum ETFs can help investors understand “what’s working now. Read more.
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  • Investing in China
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    Investing in China

    Aug 25, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Investment in China is becoming more crucial as foreign investors often struggle accessing onshore markets. Know about this growing economy with BlackRock.
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    Views of the future

    Aug 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Read insights from the BlackRock Future Forum where thoughts leaders discussed topics ranging from globalism, healthcare and the role of corporate purpose.
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  • Policy revolution
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    Policy revolution

    Aug 12, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    We dive deeper into the second theme, policy revolution, from our 2020 mid-year outlook report and discuss it's relevance to Canada.
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  • Insights

    Activity restart

    Jul 31, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
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  • Market Outlook

    ESG in Factors

    Jul 27, 2020 | By Andrew Ang, Phd
    If you’re a factor investor, you may already hold an ESG-friendly portfolio. But investors can go one step further.
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  • Insights

    Stocks and bonds aren’t telling different stories

    Jun 26, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
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  • Relying on factors in crises
    Market Outlook

    Relying on factors in crises

    Jun 18, 2020 | By Andrew Ang, Phd
    Unprecedented market volatility has rattled markets. What should investors expect from factor portfolios?
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  • Insights

    Government bonds still offer ballast

    Jun 17, 2020 | By BlackRock
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  • Insights

    When less bad is good

    Jun 11, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    Data surprised to the upside in Canada, and the Bank of Canada took a less cautious – but still cautious – tone last week. But it’s the improved situation overseas that has had the more important effect on lifting Canadian stocks in recent weeks.
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  • Insights

    Taking the long view

    Jun 3, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    At a time of bleak economic data and high uncertainty about the spread of the virus, it’s natural to focus more heavily on the here and now. However, important structural changes to the economy and asset classes during the pandemic would argue for ta...
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  • Lessons learned: On volatility, liquidity and ETFs
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    Lessons learned: On volatility, liquidity and ETFs

    Jun 2, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How financial advisors can help investors stay disciplined.
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  • Insights

    Defense is still a viable offense

    May 28, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    Canadian stocks have made an impressive recovery off the late March lows, leaving the market susceptible to a slower reopening and earnings recovery than is currently reflected in estimates. We therefore favor defensive factor attributes, such as min...
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  • Insights

    Sustainable is both attainable and explainable

    May 21, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    We look at the sustainable investing trend that is clearly receiving a boost as investors come to terms with the coronavirus shock.
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  • Insights

    Tech-tonic shifts in Canadian stocks

    May 21, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    Canadian tech’s share of the equity market has grown, while energy and other resources sectors have dwindled. In our Canadian markets blog this week, we discuss the importance of looking globally for secular-growth themes.
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  • Weathering the storm with minimum volatility
    Market Outlook

    Weathering the storm with minimum volatility

    May 8, 2020 | By Holly Framsted
    Minimum volatility strategies are one way to seek more equity stability, which may help investors stay in the markets over the long run.
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  • Insights

    Growing bonds between fiscal and monetary policy

    May 5, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    This past week brought many new developments related to the future of Canadian monetary policy and its relationship with fiscal policy in the post-coronavirus era.
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  • Insights

    The loonie’s new lower normal

    Apr 28, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman
    The Canadian dollar has fallen more than 7% versus the U.S. dollar in 2020 despite having moved off its mid-March lows below U.S. $0.70.
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  • Navigating the market turmoil
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    Navigating the market turmoil

    Apr 24, 2020 | By Armando Senra
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  • Helping investors navigate turbulent times
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    Helping investors navigate turbulent times

    Mar 18, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Stay up-to-date with BlackRock's latest views and insights as we navigate an increasingly turbulent market environment. Updates will be posted regularly.
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  • Buying time to build resilience
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    Buying time to build resilience

    Jul 8, 2019 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We highlight three new investment themes and a change in the key driver of the global economy and markets – and their investment implications.
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  • Getting physical: assessing climate risks
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    Getting physical: assessing climate risks

    Apr 4, 2019 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We showcase new tools for assessing climate-related risks to assets on a localized level — today and under different future climate scenarios.
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  • Sustainability: The future of investing
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    Sustainability: The future of investing

    Feb 4, 2019 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
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  • Fed to raise its inflation game?
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    Fed to raise its inflation game?

    Oct 12, 2018 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
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  • Brazil votes: Bolsonaro wins big in round 1
    BII

    Brazil votes: Bolsonaro wins big in round 1

    Oct 8, 2018 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is headed to the second round of the Brazilian presidential election after winning a decisive lead in the first round.
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  • AMLO aces Mexican election
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    AMLO aces Mexican election

    Jul 2, 2018 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
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  • Italy: populist undercurrents
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    Italy: populist undercurrents

    Mar 5, 2018 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
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  • The stock swoon in context
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    The stock swoon in context

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  • German election: Merkel in a bind
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    German election: Merkel in a bind

    Sep 25, 2017 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We outline the market implications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel winning a fourth term in office. Read more about it.
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    Sizing up the Canadian dollar

    Jun 19, 2017 | By BlackRock
    The Canadian dollar faces a number of headwinds. Investors should consider whether to hedge their currency exposure.
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    UK election: Bigger Brexit uncertainty

    Jun 9, 2017 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Read the analysis from the BlackRock Investment Institute experts as they explore the impact of the UK General Election result.
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    Macron decisively wins French presidency

    May 8, 2017 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
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  • Future of the automotive industry
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    Future of the automotive industry

    Apr 19, 2017 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We examine the future of the automotive industry, and the investment implications for the auto industry and beyond.
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    Adapting portfolios to climate change

    Sep 6, 2016 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
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    China: The Essentials

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    Sustainable investing

    Sustainable investing is about investing in progress and pioneering better ways of doing business. Take a sustainable approach to pursuing your goals.
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    Alternative investments are essential

    Alternatives are becoming core to investor portfolios. BlackRock offers alternative solutions, such as credit, private equity, real assets and hedge funds.
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    Poppy Allonby, CFA

    Poppy Allonby, CFA, Managing Director, is head of Strategic Product Management (EMEA). Previously, she was a portfolio manager of the Natural Resources Team.
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    ESG integration

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues can have real financial impact for investors. Combine purpose and performance with sustainable investments.
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    Enhance portfolios with iShares Smart Beta ETFs

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    The China opportunity

    Explore ways to access the world’s second largest economy as it continues to open up for the investors. Know the China story and its linked opportunities.
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    iShares ETFs are globally traded funds that help clients build the core of their portfolio and pursue investment goals. Read more about iShares here.
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