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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

    Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

    Japanese stocks’ strong performance has prompted market watchers to question whether there’s still a case for adding exposure to the Land of the Rising Sun
  2. Economics

    As Fed Prepares To Move, Gold Is Losing Its Luster

    Last week’s Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress returned investors’ focus back to the fundamentals, and a general upbeat of the economy.
  3. Investing

    What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to get to the real substance.
  4. Investing

    Successful Investors Don’t Just Set It & Forget It

    The most highly effective investors consistently take steps to adapt their investment plan in the face of changing markets and changing lives.
  5. Investing

    Seven Investing Books For Your Summer Reading List

    It’s almost 4th of July, the season of summer reading. Picking up a book during your holiday can be a great opportunity to learn more investing.
  6. Investing

    Two Heads Are Better Than One In Finances

    Given the importance of a retirement account, having professional help with savings accounts is far more important than a personal chef or chauffer.
  7. Savings

    Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what are you doing with that money?
  8. Investing

    Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices likely aren’t rising as much.
  9. Economics

    How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing European Central Bank stimulus.
  10. Investing

    $3M Question: Dream Wedding Or Dream Retirement?

    Wedding season is in full swing, though millennials may be putting off marriage more than previous generations, wedding budgets continue to rise.
  11. Investing

    What’s Behind The May Slowdown?

    May brought a pronounced slowdown for funds with U.S. and Europe equity exposure, and less so for other non-U.S. categories, including EMs and EAFE.
  12. Economics

    When Global Economies Converge

    The Divergences in global economic look very much like an explanation for what happened last year, though market observers continue to tout about it.
  13. Investing

    The Strong Dollar’s (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks

    A large portion of U.S. technology companies’ sales occur overseas, given the strong international business and consumer demand from many U.S. tech firms.
  14. Investing

    Financial Gifts For Grads: Kindergarten To College

    If you really want to help your grad preparing for the future, consider a present that supports their long-term goals—an early start to financial planning.
  15. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to be an informed investor.
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