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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
    Portfolio construction

    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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  • Strength in numbers
    Portfolio construction

    Strength in numbers

    Sep 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Compelling economic data and a dovish Fed drove risk assets higher in August.
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  • Portfolio construction

    The recovery continues

    Sep 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How the BlackRock Total Return Fund is positioned for today’s bond markets.
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  • Greater inflation risks ahead
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Greater inflation risks ahead

    Sep 21, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We see a higher inflation regime in coming years. Read about why in our Weekly commentary.
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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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  • Cyclicals come around
    Portfolio construction

    Cyclicals come around

    Sep 16, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    After a period of weakness, certain areas within cyclical stocks may be turning around.
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  • The future is running at us
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    The future is running at us

    Sep 15, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The coronavirus shock is accelerating structural trends in inequality, globalization, macro policy and sustainability. This is fundamentally reshaping the investment landscape and will be key to investor outcomes.
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  • Be selective for a bumpier ride
    Portfolio construction

    Be selective for a bumpier ride

    Sep 14, 2020 | By Michael Fredericks
    Markets may press even higher this year, but some areas may fall behind.
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  • New perspectives on macro investing
    Portfolio construction

    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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  • The muni market cools off
    Portfolio construction

    The muni market cools off

    Sep 8, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
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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
    Portfolio construction

    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
    Portfolio construction

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Investing without a parachute
    Portfolio construction

    Investing without a parachute

    Jun 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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  • 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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  • Current opportunities in the TIPS market
    Investing

    Current opportunities in the TIPS market

    May 12, 2020 | By BlackRock
    David Rogal and Bob Miller contend that the TIPS market dislocations witnessed in recent months have resulted in opportunities that investors would be remiss to ignore.
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  • 5 ways the world could change: An investor watchlist
    Investing

    5 ways the world could change: An investor watchlist

    May 12, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Here are 5 areas of change that could have implications for investors from the impact of the global coronavirus outbreak that has changed life in profound ways.
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  • Creating the new retirement
    Retirement

    Creating the new retirement

    May 1, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Defined contribution plans need to evolve faster. We believe new solutions will be found in the competition of ideas in the retirement industry market place.
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  • Driving well-being through retirement preparedness
    Retirement

    Driving well-being through retirement preparedness

    Apr 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The 2019 Defined Contribution Pulse Survey explores how plan sponsors can help drive well-being through retirement preparedness. Find out more here.
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  • How target date funds manage volatility
    Retirement

    How target date funds manage volatility

    Apr 9, 2020 | By BlackRock
    In this brief video working from home, one of our experts offers insight into how target date funds can help manage the rocky markets. Learn more here.
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  • What the SECURE Act means for your retirement
    Retirement

    What the SECURE Act means for your retirement

    Mar 27, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Key implications of the passage of SECURE on your retirement security – with a particular focus on workplace retirement plans.
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  • Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Sustainability: The tectonic shift transforming investing

    Feb 28, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Read about BlackRock’s framework to incorporate ESG in portfolio construction and how the long transition toward adopting sustainability will reshape investing.
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  • Davos brief
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Davos brief

    Jan 17, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    Ahead of Davos, take a look at a sample of our global insights on the economic and financial outlook, geopolitics, sustainability and other key trends.
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  • Are retirees spending their savings effectively?
    Retirement

    Are retirees spending their savings effectively?

    Dec 11, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Retiring participants may need more help transitioning into a decumulation mindset. Find out why.
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  • Sustainability: the bond that endures
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Sustainability: the bond that endures

    Nov 14, 2019 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    The latest sign of sustainable going mainstream: rising interest in sustainable fixed income solutions. We share new tools and insights in this field.
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  • New technologies changing asset management
    Portfolio construction

    New technologies changing asset management

    Oct 28, 2019 | 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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  • Income reimagined: expanding DC from saving to spending
    Retirement

    Income reimagined: expanding DC from saving to spending

    Oct 14, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Retirement income solutions need to be part of a culture shift that overcomes participant bias in order to succeed. Here's how.
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  • To spend or not to spend?
    Retirement

    To spend or not to spend?

    Sep 12, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Why some retirees are spending down their assets while others are not.
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  • 403(b) and 401(k) plans: Same goals, different paths
    Retirement

    403(b) and 401(k) plans: Same goals, different paths

    Aug 12, 2019 | By BlackRock
    New BlackRock research finds 403(b) and 401(k) plan sponsors and participants continue to diverge in surprising ways. Find out more right here.
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  • Gauging geopolitics
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Gauging geopolitics

    Jun 21, 2019 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We present a framework to better measure geopolitical risks and their market impacts, and highlight its importance during the late-cycle environment.
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