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. Investing

    Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first reflect on the 1st Q surprises.
  2. Investing

    The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

    Job creation is running at the fastest pace since the 90s, and there is some evidence that wage growth is finally starting to accelerate, albeit modestly.
  3. Investing

    Pockets Of Value In The Stock Market

    U.S. stocks benefited from signs the Fed’s path toward higher interest rates, as well as from continued merger-and-acquisition activity on of low rates.
  4. Investing

    When Will The Bull Market End?

    A few weeks ago, the current bull market celebrated its sixth anniversary, making it one of the longest in history.
  5. Economics

    Where To Search For Yield Today

    It’s hard to miss that there has been a pronounced slowdown in the U.S. economy this year.
  6. Investing

    The Implications Of Negative Interest Rates

    If financial theory is grounded in one principal, it would be the that individuals prefer consumption today over consumption in the more uncertain future.
  7. Investing

    Welcome Back, Volatility

    Volatility is likely to resurface as the Federal Reserve gets closer to adjusting its monetary policy stance, even if that adjustment is a measured affair.
  8. Investing

    Wizards Of Odd: A Trip To Tech Land

    I spent a couple of days in Silicon Valley, and here are some key lessons I learned after meeting with a number of tech CEOs and venture capitalist.
  9. Economics

    What’s Driving U.S. Stocks? Irony.

    A seesaw week for U.S. stocks ended on the upside last week, though the rally was more a function of slow growth rather than a booming economy.
  10. Economics

    What Is The Labor Market Conundrum?

    We are facing a conundrum with investment implications: Why are wages still stagnant, when jobs are being created at the fastest pace since the late 90's?
  11. Investing

    Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last week’s tumble in U.S. stocks.
  12. Economics

    What’s Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil?

    Today, many investors have written off Brazil following several years of poor performance, decelerating growth and chronically high inflation.
  13. Economics

    Worried About The Fed Hike?

    With the Nasdaq crossing the threshold and the broader equity bull market entering its 7th year, many investors are anxious that stocks are in a bubble.
  14. Investing

    Is Holding Cash Making You Lose Money?

    Six years into one of the better bull markets of the modern era, retail investors are still holding onto a lot of cash: 40% of their assets in cash.
  15. Economics

    What's The Impact On Equities If The Rates Hike?

    The Fed is on course for raising interest rates. True, that leaves the question of when (most likely June or September, but could be later) and how much.
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