Weekly Market Commentary

What Japan must do for stocks to rise again

Japanese equities have struggled this year. Here's what we'd need for a turnaround to take hold.

BlackRock Answers

What explains the persistent power of factors?

Factors like minimum volatility, value and momentum have historically enhanced portfolio returns over time. But what explains their durability? Andrew Ang, Head of Factor Investing Strategies, answers.

Municipal Credit Highlights

Infrastructure needs run deep for water systems

U.S. water systems are in dire need of improvement, with contamination issues in Michigan and New Jersey highlighting the necessity. BlackRock Municipal Credit Research analysts discuss this and more in their semi-annual commentary.

Fixed Income Market Strategy

Come and knock on our door. . .

With the longer-term issues seen in the first six weeks of the year still looming large, can recent improvements in financial markets hold? BlackRock's Jeff Rosenberg discusses this and more in his monthly Fixed Income Market Strategy.

Municipal Market Update

Income carries munis to positive month

Municipal bonds notched their ninth consecutive month of positive performance, thanks largely to carried income and a friendly Fed. BlackRock’s Municipals Team looks ahead.

Strategic Income Opportunities Insight Monthly

Modestly adding risk while keeping a careful watch

As high quality bond yields are likely to stay low for longer, selectively adding risk may be the answer to finding a more attractive return stream.

Market Perspectives

Revisiting the importance of downside mitigation

Mark Peterson discusses the benefits — and importance — of managing downside volatility.

Global Allocation Insight Monthly

Positioning for a rebalancing in the oil markets

After 18 months of declining oil prices, it’s time to start prospecting for investments that could benefit in a return to stability. David Clayton explains.

 

Our speakers

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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

The upside of limiting downside

After rough start, stocks bounce back with a vengeance

The Blog

May 03, 2016 - Russ Koesterich
May 02, 2016 - Richard Turnill
Apr 29, 2016 - Richard Turnill

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