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  • Black Friday discounts in the closed-end fund market
    Sustainability

    Black Friday discounts in the closed-end fund market

    Nov 25, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The closed-end fund market was marred by volatility in 2020, leading to the potential for tax loss selling in Q4 – this may provide opportunities to buy select high yielding sectors at attractive discounts.
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  • Seek performance amid fiscal policy uncertainty
    Portfolio construction

    Seek performance amid fiscal policy uncertainty

    Nov 24, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How the BlackRock Total Return Fund is positioned for today’s bond markets.
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  • 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.
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  • Upgrading U.S. equities
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Upgrading U.S. equities

    Nov 23, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Read about why we are upgrading U.S. equities in our weekly commentary.
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  • 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.
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  • A vote of confidence for income investing
    Fixed Income

    A vote of confidence for income investing

    Nov 13, 2020 | By Michael Fredericks
    Navigating short-term risks is paramount, but we view the backdrop as favorable for income investors over the medium term.
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  • How to find growth in the market today
    Portfolio construction

    How to find growth in the market today

    Nov 12, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    The new political landscape offers opportunities for investors who adapt their strategy.
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  • Munis overcome a glut of issuance
    Portfolio construction

    Munis overcome a glut of issuance

    Nov 10, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
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  • Investing without a parachute
    Portfolio construction

    Investing without a parachute

    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.
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  • 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.
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  • The future is running at us
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    The future is running at us

    Oct 27, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We refresh our fixed income views ahead of the consequential U.S. election as the outcome could reinforce our expectations for rising inflation risks.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Fiscal on standby
    Portfolio construction

    Fiscal on standby

    Oct 20, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Uncertainty around additional stimulus stirs up the market.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Taking stock: Q4 equity market outlook
    Equities

    Taking stock: Q4 equity market outlook

    Sep 24, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    What can equity investors expect in the fourth quarter? We offer three election observations and a viewpoint on seemingly “high” stock valuations.
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  • Preparing for a higher inflation regime
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Preparing for a higher inflation regime

    Sep 18, 2020 | 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Don’t miss the rise of the “value” phoenix
    Portfolio construction

    Don’t miss the rise of the “value” phoenix

    Aug 14, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Market Insights: Description of article and where it will live i.e. market insights of US retail site.
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  • Signals pointing to further near-term recovery
    Investing

    Signals pointing to further near-term recovery

    Aug 13, 2020 | By Jeff Shen
    The current moment feels like none before it, but our quantitative tools point toward a period of market recovery similar to others we’ve seen before.
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  • Will my income last a lifetime?
    Retirement

    Will my income last a lifetime?

    Aug 6, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Decumulation, or spending down one’s retirement assets, is far from a straightforward exercise. We explore some of the risks and introduce potential solutions for retirees.
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  • The Policy liquidity monopoly
    Investing

    The Policy liquidity monopoly

    Jul 31, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The COVID crisis can become an opportunity for the marriage of monetary and fiscal policy to be targeted toward creating the right liquidity equilibrium.
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  • Sustainable investing: active equities
    Equities

    Sustainable investing: active equities

    Jul 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Sustainable investing is going mainstream. The Systematic Active Equity team discusses the need to dig beyond headline numbers.
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  • The outlook for dividends in the U.S.
    Portfolio construction

    The outlook for dividends in the U.S.

    Jul 28, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    With crisis and recession come dividend cuts, but has the worst passed in this cycle? Get this one-minute take from Tony DeSpirito.
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  • Troubled waters
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Troubled waters

    Jul 21, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    What would the world look like with less water? We explore the often overlooked risk of water stress and its financial implications on portfolios. Take a look.
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  • Dividends in danger?
    Investing

    Dividends in danger?

    Jul 1, 2020 | By Tony DeSpirito
    Will companies have to cut their dividends amid coronavirus-related losses? A lead equity income investor offers his view.
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  • The U.S. consumer is bowed, not broken
    Investing

    The U.S. consumer is bowed, not broken

    Jun 30, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Russ discusses why consumption has held up, and how the pandemic has accelerated long-term trends. Here are three reasons why the US consumer remains resilient.
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  • Trending now: Treasury ETFs
    Investing

    Trending now: Treasury ETFs

    Jun 30, 2020 | By Karen Schenone, CFA
    Investors have shifted the focus of their fixed income portfolios. We highlight how the desire for stability is driving investors to US Treasury markets with ETFs.
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  • How green is your bond?
    Investing

    How green is your bond?

    Jun 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    What is the big deal about green bonds? They provide a means for investors to help issuers fund projects that put the world on a path towards a zero-carbon economy.
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  • Seeking yield? Don’t put all your eggs in one (income) basket
    Investing

    Seeking yield? Don’t put all your eggs in one (income) basket

    Jun 30, 2020 | By Karen Schenone, CFA
    Looking to generate income from your nest egg? Make sure you don’t get it all from just one basket. Diversify your income sources with this fund options.
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  • The race to zero
    Investing

    The race to zero

    Jun 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    What is the impact, the positive environmental and social outcomes, of investing in a portfolio tracking the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Green Bond Index?
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  • ESG in Factors
    Andrew's Angle

    ESG in Factors

    May 26, 2020 | By Andrew Ang
    If you’re a factor investor, you may already hold an ESG-friendly portfolio. But investors can go one step further.
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  • Summer is here: Making lemonade out of lemons
    Portfolio construction

    Summer is here: Making lemonade out of lemons

    May 17, 2020 | By Christopher Dhanraj
    The iShares Investment Strategy team discusses the economic and market outlooks for the U.S. and international markets, fixed income and factors.
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