• All
  • Portfolio construction
  • Retirement
  • BlackRock Investment Institute
  • Investing
  • Sustainability
  • Restructuring opportunities
    BlackRock Investment Institute

    Restructuring opportunities

    Oct 19, 2020 | By BlackRock Investment Institute
    We see private credit playing a key role in corporate restructurings post-Covid. Read more in our weekly commentary.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 3 reasons to believe in the consumer
    Portfolio construction

    3 reasons to believe in the consumer

    Oct 16, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Despite the worst economic and health crisis in generations, U.S. consumers are defying the pessimists.
    Read full article Read full article
  • Plot a course around near-term risks
    Fixed Income

    Plot a course around near-term risks

    Oct 13, 2020 | By Michael Fredericks
    Markets are facing choppier waters, but the backdrop for risk assets remains positive.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • Muni investors scale back
    Portfolio construction

    Muni investors scale back

    Oct 7, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • Portfolio construction

    The recovery continues

    Sep 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    How the BlackRock Total Return Fund is positioned for today’s bond markets.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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?
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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?
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • Why technology is proving surprisingly defensive
    Investing

    Why technology is proving surprisingly defensive

    May 1, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    Russ highlights the surprising resilience of technology stocks this year in the current economic, geopolitical and policy environment.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • Stock market winners may keep winning
    Investing

    Stock market winners may keep winning

    May 1, 2020 | By Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD
    When stocks eventually bottom, historically it has been value that tends to be the best performer. Russ discusses the surprising strength in momentum stocks.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article Read full article