5 megatrends accelerated by COVID-19

5 megatrends accelerated by COVID-19

Business leaders see remote work lasting indefinitely. Streaming content is growing. Video game sales are surging. Fueled by Covid-19, these and other trends are shaping our world. On The Bid podcast, Jeff Spiegel, U.S. Head of Megatrends and International ETFs talks virtual work and life, the future of innovation, technology and healthcare.
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  • Insights

    Election 2020 and implications for global equities

    Oct 23, 2020 | By Jeff Spiegel
    Navigating international opportunities ahead of 2020 U.S. election.
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  • An investor playbook for election uncertainty
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    An investor playbook for election uncertainty

    Oct 21, 2020 | By Holly Framsted
    When navigating market volatility, we explore three strategies when managing portfolios through bouts of uncertainty.
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  • With tech giants dominating markets, does the 'size' factor still matter?
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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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  • Changing our government bond views
    Market Outlook

    Changing our government bond views

    Oct 19, 2020 | By BlackRock
    We see private credit playing a key role in corporate restructurings post-Covid. Read more in our weekly commentary.
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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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    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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  • Insights

    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
    Insights

    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
    In our 2020 mid-year outlook report published in late June, we highlighted three themes – Activity restart, Policy revolution and Real resilience. These themes guide our investment decisions tactically for the balance of this year and strategically o...
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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
    Canadian stocks have risen nearly 40% since the March 2020 lows, but 10-year Government of Canada bond yields remain near historical lows at just 0.55%. While it may appear like bonds and stocks are telling two different stories, they are actually on...
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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
    Stock market volatility perked up in recent weeks after what had seemed like a one-way move higher. Kurt and Rachel reflect on the role of government bonds in portfolios as effective stabilizers during risk-off periods like the one that reemerged thi...
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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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    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
    Market Outlook

    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
    Market Outlook

    Navigating the market turmoil

    Apr 24, 2020 | By Armando Senra
    Five ways investors can stay focused on their long-term goals. Read more about navigating market turmoil.
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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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  • 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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    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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    What is an ETF

    Exchange Traded Funds are a basket of stocks or bonds that track the performance of an index. Learn how ETFs are an easy-to-use, low cost way to invest.
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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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    Rethink Fixed Income

    Bond ETFs continue to gain recognition with investors and can potentially benefit your portfolio. Learn more.
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    Sustainable investment solutions

    Discover BlackRock’s wide range of dedicated sustainable investment solutions available to suit investors of all motivations and objectives.
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    Terms & Conditions

    Terms and Conditions
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    Sustainability as BlackRock’s New Standard for Investing

    Sustainability will drive the way we manage risk, construct portfolios, design products, and engage with companies. Read our Global Executive Committee letter.
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    BlackRock Fund Closures

    iShares Fund Closures: Updates and News
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    Passive Foreign Investment Company (“PFIC”) statements

    BlackRock to Provide Annual PFIC Statement for U.S. Tax Filers
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    Investment Funds | BlackRock

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    Tax Information Centre

    Visit the BlackRock Tax Information Centre where you can find valuable tax information for BlackRock funds as you prepare your annual income tax returns.
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    Talkpoint Video Launcher Page

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    iShares Funds Representatives

    Contact your local iShares exchange-traded funds (ETF) representative in Canada for innovative product solutions and support for your business.
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    Terms & Conditions

    Terms and Conditions
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    A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance

    In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock's Larry Fink discusses the fundamental reshaping of finance and how climate change is a significant focal point.
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    5 megatrends accelerated by COVID-19

    BlackRock is a fiduciary that offers the world’s largest institutional investors timely insights and access to deep global investment capabilities.
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    Enhance portfolios with iShares Smart Beta ETFs

    Discover how smart beta ETFs seek to capture single or multiple factors transparently and efficiently.
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    Distributions & Tax

    Learn about the different types of distribution, how they can be expected from iShares ETFs, and further tax information.
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    iShares Fund Reclassifications

    iShares Fund Reclassifications: Updates and News
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    iShares Core Sample Portfolio Tool - Build Your Core - Investment Idea...

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    Tools and Calculators

    Create customized analysis and reports through a range of our investment tools and calculators covering portfolio planning and retirement.
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