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  1. Investing

    Is Your Portfolio Built to Withstand Turbulence?

    Stress testing a portfolio is more than comparing a portfolio to history.
  2. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: What Cooling Growth in China Means for Investors

    China’s growth is set to cool in 2018 after a surprisingly strong year. We explain the investing implications.
  3. Investing

    6 Investing Ideas to Consider Now

    It’s not too late to prepare portfolios for the remainder of 2017. Richard shares some investing ideas to consider now.
  4. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Is the Recent Small-Cap Run Worth Chasing?

    U.S. small caps have impressed recently, but they have hurdles to clear to win investors’ affections longer term.
  5. Markets & Economy

    3 Investing Themes to Focus On in Q4

    We see three key interrelated themes shaping economies and markets in the fourth quarter.
  6. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Opportunities Emerge as Central Banks Diverge

    Contrasting inflation outlooks in the U.S. and eurozone suggest further monetary policy divergence, creating opportunities ...
  7. Retirement

    Ask Anne: Can An HSA Help Me Save for Retirement?

    Anne encourages you to take a look at health savings accounts (HSAs), a new savings option from many employers, during this ...
  8. Markets & Economy

    Parsing the ECB’s Next Move

    Jeff details our take on the European Central Bank’s expected policy shift and its potential market implications.
  9. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: A Brighter Outlook for U.S. Banks

    U.S. bank stocks have lagged both the broader market and their European peers so far this year, but we see a brighter outlook ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    The Market Implications of the German Election

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office. The BlackRock Investment Institute explains what this election ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    Why the Tech Sector Glass is Half Full

    Sentiment toward technology stocks is oscillating between optimism and skepticism. We dig into tech sector opportunities—and ...
  12. Markets & Economy

    To Hedge (or Not to Hedge) Currency Moves

    To hedge, or not to hedge, currency moves: that is the question. Terry provides our answer.
  13. Markets & Economy

    A New Guide on the Inflation Outlook

    The Inflation GPS incorporates big data on price trends and a daily-updated “nowcast” of inflation-related statistics to ...
  14. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Eurozone Politics are Becoming Boring Again

    Richard spells out what a steadier political environment in Europe means for investors.
  15. Retirement

    Disaster Relief: Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

    Financial rebuilding after a natural disaster can be daunting. Here’s a list of things to consider before you tap into your ...
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