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  1. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Common Misconceptions About Bond Investing

    We share three fundamental misconceptions about bond investing that, according to new BlackRock research, are common.
  2. Markets & Economy

    Reflation (as we define it) Has Room to Run

    We explain why reflation means different things to different people.
  3. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: What Low Market Volatility Does Not Signal

    Wall Street’s fear gauge, the VIX, remains below its long-term average, even after last week’s spike. Richard explains how ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    What the Bond Markets Tell Us About Reflation

    Global bond markets are flashing caution on the reflation trade. Yet we see the underlying reflationary dynamic as alive ...
  5. Investing

    Benchmarking Mistakes to Avoid

    A benchmark is more than a yardstick for measuring a portfolio’s performance. Patrick Nolan discusses the best way to use ...
  6. Retirement

    A Mother’s Day Gift for Baby Boomer Moms

    Mother’s Day is a good day to celebrate the moms in your life—and prepare for retirement.
  7. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: 1Q Earnings, More Than a One-Time Rebound

    Strong first-quarter earnings appear to be more than a one-time rebound, supporting our view of a sustained economic expansion. ...
  8. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Why to Be Wary of These Bonds

    We see Federal Reserve rate increase expectations returning as a bond market driver, justifying our cautious stance on sovereign ...
  9. Markets & Economy

    The Investing Implications of Macron’s French Election Win

    Isabelle shares BlackRock’s key views on the final French election result, including what Emmanuel Macron’s win could mean ...
  10. Insights

    Chart of the Week: What does Disruption Bring to the Auto Industry?

    We spell out the implications of technological disruption in the automotive industry - a prime example of how disruption ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    How Emerging Market Sovereign Bonds Stack Up

    The latest quarterly update of the BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index (BSRI) makes it easier for investors to determine how emerging ...
  12. Markets & Economy

    The Market Implications of the French Vote

    Here is BlackRock’s take on the French election first round result, the remaining candidates and what this might mean for ...
  13. Investing

    3 Questions Before you Build your Investment Portfolio

    Your financial future is not something to be left to chance. It demands a well-constructed, goal-oriented investment portfolio, ...
  14. Investing

    Where We See Investing Opportunities Now

    We share a few investing ideas to consider for a second quarter characterized by broadening reflation, low returns and the ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Worried About Trade Wars? We Think There is Room for Calm

    Richard explains why trade war risks have been lowered in the short term, and what it could mean for markets.
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