They say knowledge is power. We agree. A better understanding of the markets and your options for investing in them can open the door to a world of portfolio-empowering possibilities. We invite you to explore the following pages to expand your investing and financial planning knowledge.

ETF Learning Center

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which combine features of mutual funds and stocks, boast a number of advantages: relatively low cost, access to hundreds of companies and trading flexibility, just to name a few. Learn more about ETFs and BlackRock's iShares® offerings.

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Alternative Investments Education Center

Despite what their name may imply, alternative investments are increasingly less of an alternate and more a mainstream option for many investors seeking to expand their reach beyond traditional asset classes.

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International Diversification Center

We know that various opportunities arise due to current market dynamics, and one of these is international diversification. Discover this now and support every client in considering expanding their investments in international markets to strengthen their portfolio.

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Share Classes and Loads

Review specific sales charges and forms of share classes for all investment types.

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses which may be obtained visiting the iShares ETF prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Investing involves risk including loss of principal. The opinions presented are those of Kate Moore, Chief Equity Strategist, as of September 9th, 2016 and may change as subsequent conditions vary. Individual portfolio managers for BlackRock may have opinions and/or made investment decisions that may, in certain respects, not be consistent with the information contained in this presentation. This is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The information and opinions contained in this presentation are derived from proprietary and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable, are not necessarily all inclusive and are not guaranteed as to accuracy. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the viewer.

Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

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