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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

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Investing

    How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to intuitive ideas or factors.
  5. Retirement

    What New Grads Need To Do On Their First Job

    It's never too early to start saving aside something for retirement. But what purpose could a retirement account serve when someone just started working?
  6. Economics

    Infrastructure Investment & Institutional Reforms

    There has been a lot of buzz in the market lately about the prospect for growth and stability in Latin America.
  7. Investing

    Too Late To Invest In EM?

    Investors have flocked to developing markets amid continued low U.S. interest rates & hopes of further economic stimulus from emerging world central banks.
  8. Investing

    Where Dividend Investors Are Seeking Income

    Dividend investors are turning to sectors such as health care, technology and financial services where the earnings seem strong and the Fed seems distant.
  9. Investing

    Portfolio Tips For Pursuing The Outcome You Want

    If you have a portfolio, you probably know why you’re invested. Whether it’s a 401(k) or a brokerage account, your portfolio serves some purpose.
  10. Investing

    How To Play Potential Market Opportunities In 2Q?

    The first quarter played out as expected, but there were a few surprises, including a strengthening dollar and how far interest rates have fallen.
  11. Personal Finance

    Should You Track The Cost Of Retirement Income?

    Today, workers face a challenge when saving for retirement, because retirement income is getting more expensive, and the savings are not keeping up.
  12. Economics

    The U.S. Economy May Be Stronger Than You Think

    While the economic performance in the U.S. broadly disappointed in the first quarter, temporary factors presented one-off events that depressed output.
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing as the 1st quarter ended.
  14. Investing

    Using Technology To Tune Out Market Noise

    Today’s technology-centric culture allows us to have access to information anytime. As investors, we can be informed of market moving news as it happens.
  15. Investing

    How To Prepare For Volatile Markets?

    News surrounding market volatility might make one never to invest again: headlines speak of “roller coasters”, “turbulence” or “markets getting roiled”.
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