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  • An investor, an economist and a post-pandemic outlook
    Investing

    An investor, an economist and a post-pandemic outlook

    Apr 14, 2021 | By BlackRock
    The COVID recovery is likely to be as unusual as the crisis itself. BlackRock’s Tony DeSpirito sat down with former FOMC member Bill Dudley to discuss.
  • Commodities rewired
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Commodities rewired

    Apr 12, 2021 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    What’s the outlook for commodities after their recent rally? Read more in the Global weekly commentary.
  • Muni bonds outrun rising rates
    Portfolio construction

    Muni bonds outrun rising rates

    Apr 12, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
  • In Unprecedented Times, Don’t Rely on (Obvious) Precedent
    Investing

    In Unprecedented Times, Don’t Rely on (Obvious) Precedent

    Apr 6, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Rick Rieder and team argue that the extraordinary policy largess we’re witnessing at a time of economic tailwinds could threaten Fed credibility and is likely to add to volatility.
  • Opportunity still alive in value stocks
    Investing

    Opportunity still alive in value stocks

    Mar 31, 2021 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Value stocks have performed well of late and may still have room to run. Active equity investor Tony DeSpirito reviews the short- and longer-term tailwinds.
  • Strategic Income Opportunities Fund
    Portfolio construction

    Strategic Income Opportunities Fund

    Mar 24, 2021 | By BlackRock
    The portfolio managers of the BlackRock Strategic Income Opportunities Fund discuss the fund’s performance and positioning in this monthly commentary.
  • Taking stock: Q2 2021 equity market outlook
    Equities

    Taking stock: Q2 2021 equity market outlook

    Mar 24, 2021 | By Tony DeSpirito
    The second quarter is likely to bring greater economic re-awakening  and opportunity for active stock pickers. Read our Q2 outlook and investor watchlist.
  • Total Return Fund
    Portfolio construction

    Total Return Fund

    Mar 17, 2021 | By BlackRock
    A core bond strategy that seeks returns from various sources can better navigate through market cycles.
  • Why rising rates won’t derail stocks
    Global Allocation

    Why rising rates won’t derail stocks

    Mar 17, 2021 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    In this piece, Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager of the Global Allocation fund, discusses how history suggests that higher interest rates can help, not hinder, stocks.
  • Finding Some ‘Real Perspective’ in this Market Cycle
    Investing

    Finding Some ‘Real Perspective’ in this Market Cycle

    Mar 16, 2021 | By Rick Rieder
    Rick Rieder and team argue we’re at the cusp of another stage in the market cycle, driven by fiscal/monetary policy, making capital allocation critical.
  • A realistic view on rates
    Fixed Income

    A realistic view on rates

    Mar 15, 2021 | By Michael Fredericks
    Interest rates may drift higher in the coming months, but the robust growth backdrop remains supportive of risk assets, in our view.
  • Another hedge bites the dust
    Global Allocation

    Another hedge bites the dust

    Mar 10, 2021 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    In this market insight piece, Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager of the Global Allocation fund, discusses why gold has not been an effective hedge recently.
  • Making More by Losing Less
    Investing

    Making More by Losing Less

    Mar 8, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Covered call strategies can help investors manage short-term volatility and may provide better long-term outcomes while seeking to provide income to investors.
  • To spend or not to spend?
    Retirement

    To spend or not to spend?

    Mar 3, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Why some retirees are spending down their assets while others are not.
  • Model Portfolios

    Dividend stock disparity creates opportunity

    Mar 2, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Read the latest model portfolio market insights to see where BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Income team see potential risks and opportunities across the landscape.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Why stocks can keep rising
    Portfolio construction

    Why stocks can keep rising

    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: 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.
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