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. Three Reasons To Consider EM Asia
    Economics

    Three Reasons To Consider EM Asia

    While the economic and monetary environment remains supportive of equity markets, not all stocks have been benefiting lately.
  2. The Scottish Referendum & Fed News For Investors
    Investing News

    The Scottish Referendum & Fed News For Investors

    Last week’s stock losses were a reflection of investors looking to two big news events: the Scottish independence vote and the Federal Reserve statement.
  3. Investing Implications Of An Uneven Global Economy
    Economics

    Investing Implications Of An Uneven Global Economy

    As last week’s non-farm payroll report illustrated, the recovery – both in and outside the United States – remains a grudging, disappointing one.
  4. Three Investing Lessons from the Napa Earthquake
    Investing Basics

    Three Investing Lessons from the Napa Earthquake

    Here are three investing lessons from last week’s earthquake.
  5. Active or Passive? How to Blend Aspects of Both
    Trading Strategies

    Active or Passive? How to Blend Aspects of Both

    Investment fund strategies can broadly be divided into either active management or passive management.
  6. Middle East Tensions & Oil Prices
    Economics

    Middle East Tensions & Oil Prices

    With turmoil in the Middle East in the headlines, many investors wonder what the recent and growing unrest in the region means for oil prices and for equity portfolios.
  7. With US Volatility on the Upswing, Take a Look at Asia
    Investing

    With US Volatility on the Upswing, Take a Look at Asia

    Although the U.S. economic recovery appears to be gaining steam, lofty stock prices and rising geopolitical risks are finally taking a toll. 
  8. Where to Seek Equity Income
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Where to Seek Equity Income

    During the 25 years prior to 2009, investment income was ridiculously easy to come by.
  9. Is it Time to Prepare for Inflation?
    Investing

    Is it Time to Prepare for Inflation?

    While U.S. inflation remains at historic lows, it has ticked up recently, leaving many investors fearing rising prices.
  10. Investor Fatigue Setting In?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Investor Fatigue Setting In?

    We’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive.
  11. Why to Beware of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing”
    Investing

    Why to Beware of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing”

    The U.S. investment-grade bond market has offered a sub-3% yield for 14 consecutive quarters. No wonder investors have lost interest in traditional higher-rated bonds.
  12. More Volatility Ahead?
    Economics

    More Volatility Ahead?

    Despite recent market swings, volatility is still low by historic standards, suggesting that markets aren’t taking into account the prospect of bad news.
  13. 2 Portfolio Moves after Second Half’s Strong Start
    Economics

    2 Portfolio Moves after Second Half’s Strong Start

    Economic data showing improving U.S. growth helped the market kick off a strong start to the second half of the year.
  14. Where The Equity Opportunities Are
    Economics

    Where The Equity Opportunities Are

    Given that U.S. stocks are no longer cheap, most stock market bargains are now found overseas.
  15. Frontier Stocks: 3 Reasons They're A Strategic Asset Class
    Economics

    Frontier Stocks: 3 Reasons They're A Strategic Asset Class

    Frontier markets have been gaining attention from market watchers and investors alike in recent months.
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