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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

    Chart of the Week: Time to Rethink the Role of Treasuries

    This week's chart explains why it's time to rethink the role of U.S. Treasuries in portfolios, and specifically to be cautious of long-duration U.S. government bonds.
  2. Retirement

    It’s Time to Ace Retirement

    Many people have doubts about whether or not they would have enough saved up for retirement. Here are some things you can do to keep those doubts in check.
  3. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: The Good News About Global Growth

    This week's chart shows the new BlackRock Macro GPS economic indicator and the good news it implies about the global growth environment ahead.
  4. Financial Advisor

    How Investment Advisors are Changing with The Times

    The world of investing is constantly changing. Our survey of top registered investment advisors (RIAs) around the country shows us some interesting emerging trends.
  5. Investing Strategy

    Chart of the Week: The Truth About Climate-Aware Investing

    Climate-aware investing does not have to mean compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns, as this week's chart helps show.
  6. Investing Strategy

    A Roadmap for Climate-Savvy Investing

    We explain the market risks and opportunities as well as how investors can incorporate climate awareness into their investment processes.
  7. Insights

    With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications as we head towards voting day.
  8. Markets & Economy

    What Jackson Hole Means for Investors

    Even as talk of Fed “normalization" intensifies, financial markets are looking less and less normal. We explain why this market environment appears here to stay and what it means for investors.
  9. Insights

    Chart of the Week: A Boon for Bonds

    Global corporate bond spreads have shrunk this year and are expected to tighten further, should the European Central Bank (ECB) extend its asset purchases.
  10. Investing Strategy

    Understand Your Financial Personality

    We talk to Joe Duran, the CEO of United Capital, about how different financial personalities drive decision making in investing and retirement.
  11. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Maneuvering Through the Crowds

    Risk-on sentiment has dominated markets in a post-Brexit world characterized by expectations for lower-for-longer interest rates: this week’s chart helps illustrate the result.
  12. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Warming Up to Emerging Markets

    This week’s chart helps explain why we have upgraded our view on emerging market (EM) equities.
  13. Asset Allocation

    What Rising LIBOR Is and Is Not Telling You

    Find out why the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is on the rise, but not for the usual reasons.
  14. Asset Allocation

    Chart of the Week: Will the Fed Disrupt the EM Party?

    This week’s chart helps explain why stronger U.S. jobs data fueled speculation earlier this month of more Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hikes.
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    Some Thoughts on the Gender Gap in Financial Services

    We speak about the impact of the recession on job prospects in the financial services industry, and what it takes for women to succeed in the changing landscape.
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