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  • Climate transition: a driver of returns
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Climate transition: a driver of returns

    We are incorporating the effects climate change into our return assumptions. Read more in our weekly commentary.
  • Launching climate-aware return assumptions
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Launching climate-aware return assumptions

    Feb 25, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We believe the effects of climate change should be included in financial projections. This is why we are launching climate-aware return assumptions. Learn more.
  • The Queen’s Gambit Declined
    Investing

    The Queen’s Gambit Declined

    Feb 25, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder and team contend that a chess strategy can offer insight into why holding some cash may be the right defense for portfolios today.
  • Testing debt tolerance
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Testing debt tolerance

    Feb 25, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The BlackRock Investment Institute sees higher inflation over the medium term, for three main reasons. This has important implications for long-term investors.
  • A new investment order
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    A new investment order

    Feb 22, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We have entered a new investment order. We believe this calls for a fundamental rethink of portfolio allocations – starting now.
  • A rocky start for risk assets
    Portfolio construction

    A rocky start for risk assets

    Feb 22, 2021 | By BlackRock
    A core bond strategy that seeks returns from various sources can better navigate through market cycles.
  • As volatility fades, can cyclicals shine?
    Investing

    As volatility fades, can cyclicals shine?

    Feb 17, 2021 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    BlackRock Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich explains why he expects volatility to drop -- and cyclicals outperform.
  • What vaccine progress means for stock markets
    Portfolio construction

    What vaccine progress means for stock markets

    Feb 16, 2021 | By BlackRock
    With vaccines in flight, the pandemic’s end is a matter of when, not if. Researchers from BlackRock Fundamental Equities are gauging the evolving dynamics.
  • Risk within reason
    Fixed Income

    Risk within reason

    Feb 12, 2021 | By Michael Fredericks
    Recent volatility and high valuations underscore the need to be selective, but risk premiums still justify a moderately pro-risk stance, in our view.
  • What’s the Value of a Dollar?
    Investing

    What’s the Value of a Dollar?

    Feb 9, 2021 | By Rick Rieder
    Rick Rieder and team think that today’s potent policy cocktail holds key implications for economic growth, markets and the value of a dollar.
  • Munis off to a running start
    Portfolio construction

    Munis off to a running start

    Feb 8, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
  • Using a barbell to strengthen your equity portfolio
    Portfolio construction

    Using a barbell to strengthen your equity portfolio

    Feb 2, 2021 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Value stocks look set to impress in 2021, but together with durable growers could add portfolio resilience. Fundamental Equity CIO Tony DeSpirito explains.
  • The case for more cash, fewer Treasury bonds
    Investing

    The case for more cash, fewer Treasury bonds

    Feb 1, 2021 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    In this piece, BlackRock Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses the implications of a rise in stock-bonds correlations.
  • Strategic Income Opportunities Fund
    Portfolio construction

    Strategic Income Opportunities Fund

    Jan 25, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Inflation will likely heat up in the coming months, but not to worrying levels.
  • Davos brief
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Davos brief

    Jan 25, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The virus shock has transformed the global investment landscape, accelerating deep structural trends. Ahead of Davos, read our latest macro and market insights.
  • Another lens to the cyclical story
    Portfolio construction

    Another lens to the cyclical story

    Jan 22, 2021 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Even after the remarkable market performance of 2020, we still see potential for continued growth in 2021.
  • Cyclical tech can continue to lead
    Investing

    Cyclical tech can continue to lead

    Jan 4, 2021 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    BlackRock Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses opportunities within Tech, though the sector has recently underperformed.
  • Two Quiet Clues To 2021 Market Direction
    Investing

    Two Quiet Clues To 2021 Market Direction

    Jan 4, 2021 | By Rick Rieder
    Rick Rieder and team highlight two recent publications that might prove instructive for portfolios in 2021.
  • Investing

    Reconciling Financial Markets with the Real Economy

    Jan 4, 2021 | By Jeff Shen
    COVID has accelerated some economic trends into warp speed and our quantitative tools are telling us that these trends have a long way to run.
  • 2020 holiday reading list
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    2020 holiday reading list

    Dec 21, 2020 | By Jean Boivin
    Members of BlackRock Investment Institute recommend their favorite books of 2020.
  • Investing in a Frictionless World
    Investing

    Investing in a Frictionless World

    Dec 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder and team describe how revolutionary changes taking place in corporate business models will impact investing for years.
  • Why – and where - consumers keep spending
    Investing

    Why – and where - consumers keep spending

    Dec 17, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich explains that consumers remain strong, though their focus keeps shifting.
  • Taking stock: Q1 2021 equity market outlook
    Equities

    Taking stock: Q1 2021 equity market outlook

    Dec 17, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Cash on the sidelines, pent-up demand and a vaccine in flight. Could it be the makings of a bullish 2021? Get our latest outlook for U.S. stocks.
  • Taking stock: 11 themes to consider as we look toward 2021
    Investing

    Taking stock: 11 themes to consider as we look toward 2021

    Dec 10, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder and team highlight 11 themes investors can draw on to successfully guide portfolios into 2021.
  • Why the outlook for healthcare stocks just got brighter
    Investing

    Why the outlook for healthcare stocks just got brighter

    Dec 7, 2020 | By Erin Xie
    Innovation in the face of COVID-19 and clarity around the U.S. election shine new light on healthcare stocks. A leading health science investor weighs in.
  • Sticking with high quality cyclicals
    Investing

    Sticking with high quality cyclicals

    Nov 23, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich breaks down the recent market swings and explains why he favors high quality cyclicals.
  • The outlook for growth stocks
    Investing

    The outlook for growth stocks

    Nov 17, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Growth stocks have led the market this year, but some question whether the strength can endure. Two growth pros suggest it can in this stock market minute.
  • Five Wild Cards for 2021
    Portfolio construction

    Five Wild Cards for 2021

    Nov 1, 2020 | By Jeffrey Rosenberg
    BlackRock bond experts reveal the top themes driving our fixed income outlook. Learn the latest key risks and opportunities in today’s bond market.
  • A stock picker’s guide to growth
    Equities

    A stock picker’s guide to growth

    Oct 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The pandemic has accelerated trends that were already propelling many growth companies forward. Can they continue to deliver? Two stock pickers weigh in.
  • New technologies changing asset management
    Equities

    New technologies changing asset management

    Oct 27, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Technology is transforming the way we work. Asset managers are no exception as they seek better investment outcomes for clients. Discover how.
  • 6 key questions about impact investing
    Investing

    6 key questions about impact investing

    Oct 26, 2020 | By Eric Rice
    What is impacting investing? How is it different from ESG? Equity investor Eric Rice answers these questions and more in this one-minute read.
  • Growth vs. value: The case for the middle
    Investing

    Growth vs. value: The case for the middle

    Oct 22, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses the appeal of the middle area when choosing between growth versus value stocks.
  • Volatility, the vote and taking the long view
    Portfolio construction

    Volatility, the vote and taking the long view

    Oct 12, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    The U.S. presidential election is adding to market angst. How much do politics matter in the long run? Tony DeSpirito answers in this one-minute read.
  • Gold: less a hedge, more a rates play
    Investing

    Gold: less a hedge, more a rates play

    Oct 8, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    As portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses, negative real interest rates help explain why gold is moving more in tandem with stocks these days.
  • The case for impact investing in public equities
    Equities

    The case for impact investing in public equities

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Impact investing in public equities can provide exposure to disruptive innovation and structural growth opportunities that are often overlooked. Learn more.
  • 9 critical market facts explained/confounding myths dispelled
    Investing

    9 critical market facts explained/confounding myths dispelled

    Sep 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder and team highlight the critical facts that will drive the markets in the year ahead, as well as the myths that could mislead investors.
  • Why International
    Investing

    Why International

    Sep 29, 2020 | By BlackRock
    discussing why investors should consider adding international exposures to their portfolios. i will email you the doc and charts in excel, i am not able to upload here due to size limit.
  • Consumer rebound combines old and new
    Investing

    Consumer rebound combines old and new

    Sep 28, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, explores what’s driving the continued strength of the U.S. consumer.
  • The physics of economic and financial distress
    Investing

    The physics of economic and financial distress

    Sep 25, 2020 | By Rick Rieder
    Even as markets were rocked by uncertainty as the coronavirus lockdowns began, the seeds of stability were sown in the massive fiscal and monetary policy response.
  • Navigating an uneven road to recovery
    Investing

    Navigating an uneven road to recovery

    Sep 24, 2020 | By Jeff Shen
    As individual entities plot their emergence from coronavirus closures, the pace of recovery and prospective outcomes are looking increasingly diverse.
  • The three tailwinds supporting tech
    Investing

    The three tailwinds supporting tech

    Sep 17, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager of the Global Allocation Fund, explains how history is not repeating itself with the recent sharp rise in tech stocks.
  • New perspectives on macro investing
    Equities

    New perspectives on macro investing

    Sep 11, 2020 | By BlackRock
    In today’s fast-changing market, a proper understanding of the macroeconomic environment is essential to investing. Look inside BlackRock SAE’s approach.
  • There’s good opportunity in fixed income spread assets today
    Investing

    There’s good opportunity in fixed income spread assets today

    Sep 11, 2020 | By Rick Rieder
    With profound uncertainties still present in the economy and markets, and dislocations in market segments, investors don’t need to resort to lower-quality assets.
  • Cyclicals yes, junk no
    Portfolio construction

    Cyclicals yes, junk no

    Aug 27, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    With cyclical stocks rebounding, portfolio manager Russ Koesterich emphasizes that being discerning is key. Read more.
  • When income matters, dividends still pay
    Portfolio construction

    When income matters, dividends still pay

    Aug 25, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Bond yields are low, but investors’ need for income is high. In this one-minute read, Tony DeSpirito offers three reasons to look to equities for income.
  • Revisiting the monetary policy endgame
    Investing

    Revisiting the monetary policy endgame

    Aug 25, 2020 | By BlackRock
    If a negative monetary policy endgame is to be avoided, it will likely be technological advances of a profound kind that get us there.
  • Today’s portfolios “Can’t get no satisfaction” from yesterday’s instruments
    Portfolio construction

    Today’s portfolios “Can’t get no satisfaction” from yesterday’s instru...

    Aug 24, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Economic damage stemming from the coronavirus and subsequent lock-downs, responses put in place, monetary policy is being underestimated by markets.
  • Building resilience: What it means for retirement savings
    Investing

    Building resilience: What it means for retirement savings

    Aug 24, 2020 | By Anne Ackerley
    Economic fallout threatens long-term financial security. What does it mean for retirement savings and steps can we take to build a more resilient system?
  • How alternative data can lend clarity amid uncertainty
    Equities

    How alternative data can lend clarity amid uncertainty

    Aug 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Jeff Shen discusses how alternative data is making a difference today, where we require more than the usual sources of information to assess investments.
  • This decade will demand a different portfolio
    Portfolio construction

    This decade will demand a different portfolio

    Aug 14, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Portfolio manager Russ Koesterich offers five strategies to prepare for potentially lower portfolio returns in coming years.
The Role of TIPS in Fixed Income Portfolios
In this commentary David Rogal, Bob Miller and Jonathan Pingle reassess where TIPS markets stand in light of inflation dynamics and monetary policy today.
The Role of TIPS in Fixed Income Portfolios