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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. Markets

    A Window of Opportunity for Emerging Market Assets

    This week’s chart shows why we are in a sweet spot for emerging market (EM) assets with a weakening U.S. dollar, a rebound in commodity prices and a recovering Chinese economy.
  2. General

    Sectors to Follow in Q2

    As we head into Q2, you might wonder what sectors are best positioned for the next three months. Here’s a quick look at some of the most notable winners and losers from Q.
  3. Investing

    How to Prepare for the Low Return Environment Ahead

    Learn about the big takeaway from this week’s chart: Investors aiming for higher returns over the next five years should be prepared to stomach more volatility.
  4. Markets

    The BRICs to Consider Now

    Many fund managers have raised their emerging market (EM) allocations lately, and we’ve warmed up in general to the asset class after a long underweight.
  5. Markets

    The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  6. Investing

    One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading.
  7. Savings

    Mom, What’s This 401(k) Thing?

    We are well aware of the advice we give to young people just starting out in the work force: "Start saving for retirement."
  8. Markets

    3 Themes That Will Shape Markets This Quarter

    Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year. Yet the anxiety has waned.
  9. Investing

    Why It’s Time for More Caution Toward Credit

    Learn why it’s time for more caution toward credit, as prices declined and yields increased.
  10. Investing

    When Home is Where You Want Your Money to Be

    There are plenty of issues taxing investors today, and many of them reside beyond U.S. borders.
  11. Investing

    Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and debate whether they are likely to continue in 2016.
  12. Investing

    Where to Find Decent Income Without Indecent Risk

    If you're struggling to derive decent income without indecent risk from your investments, you need to look at these charts.
  13. Markets

    The Market Chart You Need to See This Week

    This week’s chart helps show why current low levels of stock market volatility look unsustainable and why now is a good time to prepare portfolios for a rockier road ahead.
  14. Taxes

    3 Tax Things to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

    If you are getting frenetic with the tax season and haven't seen the connection between taxes and investments, here are three points to consider.
  15. Investing

    (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
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