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Blackrock Author

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. Economics

    When Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates?

    We discuss how the actions of U.S. central bank leaders (i.e. “The Fed”) will affect interest rates in the near future.
  2. Investing Basics

    Are You Investing With A Purpose?

    We all appreciate having a wide variety of investing choices, but a random collection of investments does not make an investing plan.
  3. Investing

    Why Do We Like A Mature U.S. Tech Industry?

    The U.S. tech industry, particularly blue-chip, mature companies, has room to run in this expensive bull market.
  4. Investing

    The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  5. Investing

    What’s The Latest Market Volatility Strategy?

    A minimum volatility (min vol) strategy would be top of mind for investors. In today’s market climate the case for min vol is particularly timely.
  6. Economics

    How Is Technology Reshaping The Oil Economy?

    When we talk about technology, we’re focused on how it makes our lives easier—but we often look past the way it can completely reshape the oil economy. 
  7. Investing

    Are You Ready To Invest In The Tech Sector?

    Tech stocks, particularly those of mature tech companies, are well positioned and offer meaningful upside potential in the near-term.
  8. Retirement

    Healthcare: What Are You Really Paying For?

    Long-term care costs rise fast and long-term care providers bundle services together, making it tougher for families to understand what they are paying for
  9. Retirement

    4 Myths You Don’t Know About Medicare

    Here are four common misconceptions about Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance program for people who are 65 and older or disabled.
  10. Retirement

    Strategies To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement indexes are designed to estimate how much an investor would need to have saved today to generate annual income in retirement, starting at 65.
  11. Investing

    How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part of your diversified portfolio
  12. Investing

    Investing Strategies For The Millennial Generation

    Suggestions to build a long-term plan for the millennial generation, according to their needs and goals.
  13. Investing

    Reassessing Your Approach To Bond Investing

    Rethinking your fixed-income portfolio may not resonate in quite the same way as dropping 10 pounds or finally giving up that smoking habit.
  14. Investing Basics

    Five Successful Investing Strategies

    The secret to investing is that there is no secret. Success is all about knowing yourself, getting the basics and using both to make the right choices.
  15. Markets

    Why Are Investors Turning Down The Volume?

    Many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility improves.
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