Russ Koesterich

Russ Koesterich

Russ Koesterich, CFA, is the Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock and iShares Chief Global Investment Strategist.

He is a founding member of the Blackrock Investment Institute, delivering BlackRock’s insights on global investment issues. During his 20+ year career as an investment researcher and strategist, Russ has served as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for scientific active equities and as senior portfolio manager in the US Market Neutral Group at BlackRock.

Russ is a frequent contributor to financial news media and can regularly be seen on CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg TV. He is the author of two books, including his most recent “The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble,” which details how to position portfolios for the impact of the growing U.S. deficit. Russ is also regularly quoted in print media including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, MSNBC.com, and MarketWatch.

Russ earned a BA in history from Brandeis University, a JD from Boston College and an MBA in capital markets from Columbia University.

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  1. Markets & Economy

    3 Telltale Signs the Japan Rally May Not Be Over

    With U.S. stocks rallying, investors may be tempted to stick with a home country bias. Russ discusses why Japan is still ...
  2. Markets & Economy

    If You Could Ask the New Administration for One Thing…

    Investors have been bidding up stocks in anticipation of policy shifts by the new administration. Russ discusses the policy ...
  3. Markets & Economy

    Why Stock Market Tranquility is Unlikely to Last

    Stock markets have been very quiet lately, but as we get ready to enter 2017, things may change. Here’s why.
  4. Markets & Economy

    Inflation is Not Dead Yet

    We discuss four reasons why the rebound in inflation is likely to continue.
  5. Markets & Economy

    The Latest Risk for Stocks

    Stocks have been helped by low rates and inflation. Russ suggests that may be changing.
  6. Markets & Economy

    Why the Small Cap Rally May Fizzle

    We describe what has driven the small cap rally, and explain why its days may be numbered.
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Yes, the Bond Selloff can Continue

    We explain why the post-election selloff in bonds may be a longer-term, not temporary, phenomenon.
  8. Investing

    Welcome to the New World of Reflation

    In the post-election markets, investors are preparing for the potential for higher growth—and inflation. Learn about the ...
  9. Commodities

    Why the Gold Rally can Continue

    Gold has rallied recently with the return of political uncertainty. But we point to another factor that suggests the gains ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    Are International Markets Back?

    International stocks have started to outperform U.S. stocks. We explain what's behind the comeback and why it may continue.
  11. Investing

    Why Cash Has Become King Again

    Often, high levels of cash in investors' portfolios represent excessive caution. We explain why this time is different.
  12. Investing

    Why Defensive Stocks are Still Not Cheap

    Despite underperforming recently, high yielding defensive stocks are still expensive. Russ sees better value elsewhere, namely ...
  13. Investing

    Why Bonds May No Longer Be Able to Save Stocks

    Historically low bond yields have helped boost stocks in recent years. We discuss why this may no longer be enough.
  14. Markets & Economy

    Are Investors Underestimating the Risk of a Recession?

    We discuss why investors should pay more attention to the signs that the probability of a recession has gone up.
  15. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Hidden Portfolio Risk in Higher Rates

    We discuss the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
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