Investment Directions

Moments of zen

March 2016 | by BlackRock

After a frenzied start to the year, financials markets seem to have found some peace and calm lately. What is keeping markets quiet, and will volatility storm back? Our experts share their thoughts.


Canadian Fixed Income Monthly Commentary

Markets spring back, but for how long?

Aubrey Basdeo | April 2016

The weather might not have cooperated, but spring arrived in pretty good form for markets in March. The question is, how sustainable is this global market warming?

Is your portfolio built for 2016?

The BlackRock List
Eight insights for investors looking to navigate the coming year.

2016 Canadian Fixed Income Outlook

2016 Canadian Fixed Income Outlook (PDF)

Insights from BlackRock Canada’s Head of Fixed Income on key trends that will drive bond markets in 2016.

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The Blog

Smart Beta Basics
January 13, 2016 – Sara Shores

The Economy in 2016: Half-Speed Ahead
January 12, 2016 – Aubrey Basdeo

How Investors are Thinking about Climate Risk
January 11, 2016 – BlackRock

Do ETFs Cause Market Volatility?
January 7, 2016

What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015
December 30, 2016

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