Equities beyond the ordinary

A world full of opportunity
In 2020, we saw more concentration in U.S. equities than ever before, with FAANG stocks & Microsoft driving 60% of the S&P 500 returns*. Advisors should consider diversifying into international equities to widen their investment horizon and be better positioned to capture growth.
Sustainability: get ahead of client demand
Client demand and flows into sustainable strategies are increasing – BlackRock makes it easy to get started.

Value: reposition for the reopening
As the economy recovers alongside the vaccine rollout, value stocks have rallied – and there is likely more room to run. Consider rebalancing back to value.
The value rally may just be getting started
The social distancing theme (e.g. zoom or amazon) outperformed the reopening theme (e.g. airline companies and hotels) meaningfully in 2020. Given this dynamic, value stocks may stand to benefit the most from a trend reversal as the economy reopens.

Value expert insights

Investors have benefitted from riding the growth wave. As the economy reopens, hear from our experts why now might be the time to consider rebalancing back to value.

Time to rebalance?
BlackRock found that 62% of advisor portfolios are underweight value2. It may be time to consider rebalancing back to neutral.
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