Weekly Market Commentary

Midwinter forecast: More volatility ahead

BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich discusses why the elements are in place for more volatility, and ways to help provide some insulation for your portfolio.

BlackRock Answers

What do rising default rates mean for bond investors?

Commodity market declines driving an uptick in defaults. This means chasing yield comes with newfound risks.

Municipal Market Update

Munis soar as macro backdrop sours

Municipal bonds started 2016 strong, as slowing economic growth and sharp volatility in equities and oil sent investors into safe-haven assets. BlackRock's Municipals Team maintains a constructive outlook for the tax-exempt asset class, while cognizant of the potential headwinds.

Market Perspectives

Gauging the potential impact of the 2016 election

With primary season upon us, investor attention is turning to the U.S. election. Russ Koesterich discusses the potential outcomes and impact of the coming election.

Global Allocation Insight Monthly

The fund was made for these markets

Dan Chamby discusses the portfolio positioning highlights and outlook for the Global Allocation Fund this 2016.

Multi-Asset Income Insight Monthly

An income strategy built for a choppy 2016

Michael Fredericks discusses the team's income strategy and the Multi-Asset Income Fund's outlook for 2016.

Point of View with Municipal Bonds Group

New (and old) reasons to love the municipal bond

Municipal bonds emerged as the top-performing fixed income asset class of 2015. With many of the underlying drivers still in place, Peter Hayes and Sean Carney discuss what investors might expect in 2016.


Our speakers

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Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist

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Jeffrey Rosenberg, Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income

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Peter Hayes, Head of Municipal Bonds Group

Chart of the Week

A Meltdown in Yields

A Meltdown in Yields

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