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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. We asked more than 27,000 investors across 20 countries questions related to financial issues, from retirement to savings to asset allocation.
    Economics

    How did 27,000 investors answer to these questions

    We asked more than 27,000 investors across 20 countries questions related to financial issues, from retirement to savings to asset allocation.
  2. Define your retirement and anticipate, how much annual income you may need to support the lifestyle you want.
    Retirement

    Define Your Retirement

    Define your retirement and anticipate, how much annual income you may need to support the lifestyle you want.
  3. Retirement will feel like the first time we have complete control over what we do.
    Retirement

    12 Questions To Ask Before You Retire—Or Move

    Retirement will feel like the first time we have complete control over what we do and where we live, but making choices could feel overwhelming.
  4. Saving for retirement with a target date fund gives you a straightforward goal: retirement income that will last as long as you need it.
    Retirement

    Investing With Purpose: Target Date Funds

    Saving for retirement with a target date fund gives you a straightforward goal: retirement income that will last as long as you need it.
  5. Investing News

    Munis, Midterms And What To Watch

    There are a few things worth watching in the medterm presidential elections.
  6. Retirement

    The Right Place To Retire

    Before my husband and I got married, we made sure to be on the same page about values and children, but we didn’t discuss what our retirements look like.
  7. Economics

    Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe the upcoming next phase of monetary policy.
  8. Investing Basics

    An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    I wrote a piece called “Why Cash is Not a Strategy.” I was sitting on more cash than I knew was good for me: I’ve started moving off the sidelines.
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Three Things You Need to Know About ETFs

    Here’s a true conversation I had with my dental hygienist, meandering through our usual banter about life, money and investing.
  10. Confused by your Social Security benefits? You’re not alone.
    Retirement

    When Should I Take Social Security?

    Confused by your Social Security benefits? You’re not alone. Luckily our expert Rob Kron breaks it down.
  11. Investing Basics

    Global View: Investing In Emerging Markets

    In recent months, investors have been looking overseas for opportunities in emerging markets (EMs).
  12. Investing Basics

    Infrastructure Could Be An Investment Opportunity

    Have you ever driven up I-95 on a weekend? Taken a train to JFK airport? You can’t do the last one, because it doesn’t. Infrastructure in the US is dismal.
  13. Retirement

    Delaying Social Security Can Add Up

    The age you start collecting Social Security benefits significantly affects how much you will get each month. Do the math before deciding when to file.
  14. Investors are turning to alternatives - should you?
    Retirement

    Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives ...

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  15. Retirement

    Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
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