2023 GLOBAL INVESTMENT OUTLOOK

A new investment playbook

PERSPECTIVES

Larry Fink's 2022 letter to CEOs

ABOUT US

About BlackRock in Canada

STEWARDSHIP

BlackRock empowers more investors with Voting Choice

FUNDS AT BLACKROCK

Funds that match up with investing goals and values

Each investor has a different story, and we are steadfast partners to our clients in Canada because we listen to every one of them. Our full range of ETFs is one way we’re helping more investors build solid financial futures.

One-ticket portfolios
Diversify in one-ticket

In one ETF, you can access thousands of global stocks and bonds. Choose the right portfolio mix based on your risk tolerance and investing style.

Equities
Buying shares for the long term

When you invest in equities (also called stocks) you buy a share in a company and become a shareholder. Equities are typically best for long-term investing – for those who are able to ride out the highs and lows of the market in search of higher rewards. 

Megatrends and thematics
Invest in trends shaping the future

Rapid advances in exponential technologies, medical breakthroughs, infrastructure and more are transforming the way we work and live. Capture the growth around you with our thematic funds focused on innovation.

Dividend income
Steady dividend to meets income goals

Dividend ETFs pay monthly dividends, allowing you to earn a regular source of income and meet spending needs.

Fixed income
Seeking stable, lower risk returns

Fixed income securities, or bonds, are issued by companies and governments as a way of raising money. They’re basically an ‘I.O.U’ – designed to provide a regular stream of income (which is normally a fixed amount) over a specified period of time.

Commodities
Broad exposure to a large basket of opportunities

From funds that invest in precious metals such as gold and silver, to energy resources such as oil and natural gas, to agricultural goods such as wheat, commodity funds offer several potential benefits to investors, including portfolio diversification and a hedge against inflation. 

Helping you make sound financial decisions

The Bid Podcast

The 5 megatrend super highways to the future

Megatrends are allowing people to build long term exposure to exponential growth. Jeff Spiegel, US Head of BlackRock Megatrend, International and Sector ETFs and Tanya Chanda, Senior Investment Strategist on the BlackRock Megatrend team, explore how megatrends are being impacted by supply chain disruptions, robot labor and millennial spending.

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The Bid Podcast podcast /
The 5 megatrend super highways to the future
Market insights and trends
Our global team of investment experts work around the clock to generate proprietary research and insights on the global economy, markets, geopolitics, and long-term asset allocation – all to help you navigate the financial markets, whether you’re a professional investor or just beginning.
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  • Weekly market commentary

    Feb 6, 2023 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We see central banks stumbling into a new phase of the inflation fight. Read what that means for rate hikes and why we like short-term bonds and credit.
  • 2023 Thematic outlook: Rethink growth

    Jan 10, 2023 | By Jay Jacobs
    Learn about three themes that we believe will be key to navigating the year ahead.
  • A new investment playbook

    Nov 30, 2022 | By BlackRock
    The new regime of greater economic and market volatility is playing out – and not going away. Read why a new playbook is needed in our 2023 investment outlook.
  • Put time on your side

    Nov 15, 2022 | By Daniel Prince, CFA
    Investing earlier and staying invested over the long-term can put the power of time on your side and ETFs may help provide access to a diversified portfolio.
  • What is risk-adjusted return and how could it help you calculate risk?

    Sep 1, 2022 | By Daniel Prince, CFA
    Understand how risk-adjusted return is calculated and how it could help investors manage market volatility and improve long-term performance.
  • Why should investors stay invested during market volatility?

    Jul 27, 2022 | By Daniel Prince, CFA
    Why should investors stay invested during market volatility? Read why despite recent market swings, it is important to remain focused on long-term goals.
  • The resilience of markets through dark times

    Mar 9, 2022 | By BlackRock
    We may see a devastating and prolonged conflict in Ukraine and Russia. Read more for talking points and answers to some frequently asked questions.
  • Russia-Ukraine crisis shakes markets, stay focused on the long-term

    Mar 3, 2022 | By Gargi Pal Chaudhuri
    Staying invested and seeking resilience can help investors navigate the volatility in the markets driven by the Russia - Ukraine conflict.
  • Performing a (semi) annual checkup on markets with momentum

    Jan 24, 2022 | By Andrew Ang, PhD
    A transparent and rules-based approach to momentum can provide valuable insight into healthy market trends no matter your investment strategy.
  • Building resilience into ETF portfolios

    Oct 19, 2021 | By Gargi Pal Chaudhuri | Robert Hum, CAIA
    Quality stocks with strong fundamentals could benefit from prevailing economic trends.
  • What’s risen faster than inflation? Dividends

    Oct 18, 2021 | By Daniel Prince, CFA | Robert Hum, CAIA
    Dividends have historically grown faster than inflation and income investors can help tame inflation and low rates with dividend-growth stock ETFs.
  • Sustainable for all reasons

    Aug 17, 2021 | By Armando Senra
    Shifting investor preference and risk management can be reasons for integrating sustainable investing into your portfolio with iShares funds.
  • iShares midyear 2021 outlook: ETF implementation guide

    Jul 31, 2021 | By Gargi Pal Chaudhuri | Kurt Reiman
    We pair macroeconomic views to identify potential investment opportunities using ETFs.
  • Looking beyond the restart

    Jul 7, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The economic restart broadens as the vaccine rollout plays out. But what comes next? We update our asset views and discuss the path ahead. Read our outlook.
  • A sea change in global investing

    Jun 30, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Investors can consider using ETFs for their portfolios to help mitigate climate risk and support the shift to more sustainable investing strategies.
  • The shift to sustainable investing

    Jun 29, 2021 | By Michael Lane
    Four main reasons driving advisor interest in sustainable solutions include data improvements, client desire , performance and ease.
  • Shooting for a rebound in silver

    Jun 23, 2021 | By Chris Dieterich
    The white metal is playing catch-up to gold after touching a historic low.
  • What's been driving commodities?

    Jun 11, 2021 | By Gargi Pal Chaudhuri
    Investors turn to commodities amid rising inflation concerns.
  • FOUR REASONS INFLATION IS POISED FOR A PICK-UP

    Apr 9, 2021 | By Gargi Pal Chaudhuri
    We look at four reasons inflation is poised for a pick-up and what that means for stocks, bonds and commodities – as well as what it could mean for investors.
  • EVERY STEP COUNTS

    Mar 12, 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.
  • Election 2020 and implications for global equities

    Oct 23, 2020 | By Jeff Spiegel
    Navigating international opportunities ahead of 2020 U.S. election.
  • Government bonds still offer ballast

    Jun 17, 2020 | By Kurt Reiman | Rachel Siu
    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 this past week.
  • Market insights

    Explore the newest research and information to compare with your own retirement plan.
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  • ETFs EXPLAINED

    Exchange Traded Funds are an easy-to-use, low cost way to invest your money. Learn about their benefits and how ETFs compare to mutual funds.
  • WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

    iShares ETFs are globally traded funds that help clients build the core of their portfolio and pursue investment goals. Read more about iShares here.
  • Michael Lane

    Michael Lane, Managing Director, is Head of iShares U.S. Wealth Advisory at BlackRock.
  • Distributions & Tax

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

    Jean Boivin, PhD, Managing Director, is Global Head of Research for the Blackrock Investment Institute and is a member of the EMEA Executive Committee.
  • Isabelle Mateos y Lago

    Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chief Multi-Asset Strategist, responsible for (BII) developing and delivering thought leadership.
  • 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.
  • Net zero: a fiduciary approach

    In BlackRock’s latest letter to clients, we discuss the global transition to a net zero economy and its implications for investors.
  • Samantha Ricciardi

    Samantha Ricciardi, Managing Director, is the BlackRock Country Head of Mexico and member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee.
  • Jeff Spiegel

    Jeff Spiegel is US Head of iShares Megatrend and International ETFs. In this role, he manages product, sales and marketing for the Megatrend and International franchises.
  • HOW TO BUY ETFs

    ETFs are continuing to grow in Canada. Understand the basics to buying ETFs – timing and sizing of each buy – to create a more effective portfolio.
  • Chris Dieterich

    Chris Dieterich is a strategist in BlackRock’s ETF and Index Investments group. His team focuses on indexing and ETF education. He also is editor of iShares.com.
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  • Hail Yang

    Hail Yang's Biography
  • Sustainable investment solutions

    Discover BlackRock’s wide range of dedicated sustainable investment solutions available to suit investors of all motivations and objectives.
  • Ashley Schulten

    Ashley Schulten, Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing for Global Fixed Income, portfolio manager on global green and socially responsible mandates.
  • Terms & Conditions

    Terms and Conditions
  • Sustainable investing

    Sustainable investing is about investing in progress and pioneering better ways of doing business. Take a sustainable approach to pursuing your goals.
  • Julia Reid

    Julia Reid, Vice President, is a member of the Institutional Sales team within BlackRock Asset Management Canada, responsible for exchange traded product.
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (“PFIC”) statements

    BlackRock to Provide Annual PFIC Statement for U.S. Tax Filers
  • Larry Fink's 2021 letter to CEOs

    In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock’s Larry Fink discusses how the events of 2020 are helping to accelerate an economic transformation.
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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.
  • Kurt Reiman

    Kurt Reiman, Managing Director, is a member of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) and Senior Strategist for North America. Read bio.
  • ESG integration

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues can have real financial impact for investors. Combine purpose and performance with sustainable investments.