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As the world's largest asset manager, Blackrock believes in openness, transparency, and honesty. It’s how we fulfill our mission: empowering investors and investment professionals to achieve their goals. The Blog furthers that commitment, by providing visitors to the Blog with market insights and analysis from some of the preeminent thought leaders at Blackrock & iShares.

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  1. Investing

    3 Small Steps to Maximize Your Investing Goals

    Instead of starting the New Year with ambitious resolutions, why not taking smaller manageable steps that can have a real impact.
  2. Investing

    3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies to continue their bumpy ride.
  3. Economics

    3 Things That May Happen at FOMC Meeting

    We are keeping a close eye on what the Fed will say about economic outcomes and participants’ viewpoints at the FOMC meeting this week.
  4. Investing

    2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility

    As you prepare your portfolio for the market volatility ahead this year, here are a few investing ideas to consider.
  5. Investing

    Why You Should Keep Your Equity Sails Flying

    Why leave money in equities and risk another year of lost opportunity, when fixed income securities seem to be on the road to higher returns?
  6. Investing

    You May Want to Open Your Mind to Closed-End Funds

    Even after a year with major stock market indexes simply tread water, there is one underutilized corner that may be worth a peek: closed-end funds.
  7. Investing

    Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be when constructing a portfolio.
  8. Investing

    3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Investing This Year

    This New Year begins, turn a fresh page on your relationship with investing and make a pledge to do a few things that will allow you to be more confident.
  9. Investing

    The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  10. Investing

    How Investors are Thinking about Climate Risk

    Learn about the four macroeconomic trends focusing on climate risk and sustainability discussed in the most recent Paris summit.
  11. Investing

    A Strategy for Managing Volatile Markets

    In the midst of market ups-and-downs, it can be difficult to know how to invest: the urge to take a deeper dive (or withdraw entirely) can be overwhelming.
  12. Investing

    A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative to the equity market.
  13. Investing

    Thinking About M&A When it Comes to Your Portfolio

    There’s an ongoing financial market trend of great importance to investors, one that could offer substantial opportunity: M&A, merger and acquisition.
  14. Retirement

    Getting the Most Out of Your 401(k)

    Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common “special features” that can help increase the likelihood of your 401 (k) savings success.
  15. Economics

    4 Simple Actions to Consider After Fed Liftoff

    This week, after months of anticipation, the Fed initiated its first rate hike in nearly a decade, raising the Fed Funds Rate by 25 basis points (bps).
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