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BlackRock and housing: Setting the record straight

The 2022 Read on Retirement

Amid market volatility, new insights show need for retirement security

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY

Why we like credit over equities

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 the US because we listen to every one of them. Our full range of funds is one way we’re helping more investors build solid financial futures.

Cash
Bank accounts aren’t the only option

If you're looking for better rates of return on deposits than you’d get in an ordinary bank account, cash funds may be an option to consider. They often invest in very short-term bonds known as ‘money market instruments’, which are essentially banks lending money to each other.

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. 

Stocks
Buying shares for the long term

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

Bonds
Seeking stable, lower risk returns

Bonds, also known as fixed income securities, 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.

Multi-asset
Diversifying your portfolio

A multi-asset strategy combines different types of assets – stocks, bonds, real estate, or cash for example – to create a more nimble and broadly diversified portfolio. Fund managers will balance asset classes to achieve particular investment objectives.

Real estate
Driven by the search for additional sources of return

While traditional assets like stocks and bonds are traded on the public markets, alternative investment strategies such as real estate are less sensitive to the movements of global markets. More and more investors are shifting to alternatives to help them achieve their goals.

The Bid

Dive into market topics with BlackRock investment experts

On this episode of our ‘The real leaders of net zero' miniseries, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling talks with BlackRock’s Mark Wiedman about how Dow is decarbonizing its production processes and why the circular economy can help rid our planet of plastic waste.

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Dive into market topics with BlackRock investment experts
Larry Fink's 2022 letter to CEOs
For over a decade, Larry has been writing to CEOs highlighting themes that are vital to creating long-term value for our clients. The pandemic has accelerated the importance of these themes, raising new questions for how companies should evolve as the world around us changes.
Larry Fink's 2022 letter to CEOs
SUSTAINABILITY AT BLACKROCK

Finding an answer to a changing climate