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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

    Can Europe’s QE Be A Stimulus For U.S. Investors?

    Finding value in today’s markets has been difficult, so many investors are turning to opportunities outside of the U.S. But where should they look?
  2. Investing

    What’s The Essence Of Smart Beta In Fixed Income?

    In essence, smart beta strategies seek to re-write index rules to capture factors, such as value, quality, or low volatility, in their stock portfolios.
  3. Investing

    How To Invest Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    Sometimes, when it comes to investing, we have to step outside of our comfort zone and use investment tools to express a market view or specific outcome.
  4. Investing

    How Do Millennial Women Invest?

    The theme for Women’s History Month is “Make it Happen”, and that is exactly what millennial women are doing when it comes to their investments.
  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How To Choose The Right ETF?

    Choosing the right ETF really isn’t that complicated. If you stay focused on a few key areas, you may find the experience to be much easier.
  6. Investing

    Should You Tune In To the Market Noise?

    The world of investing is growing within the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, which has low costs and gives the ability to invest in all kinds of markets.
  7. Retirement

    How To Move From Nest Egg To Income?

    Income vs. a nest egg is closely tied to what most of us are ultimately interested in for retirement – maintaining our standard of living and to travel.
  8. Investing

    Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was in March 2000.
  9. Investing

    How Do Women Close The Retirement Savings Gap?

    Every year, BlackRock conducts a survey to learn about the attitudes and behavior of investors. We just released our findings on women and retirement.
  10. Economics

    When Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates?

    We discuss how the actions of U.S. central bank leaders (i.e. “The Fed”) will affect interest rates in the near future.
  11. Investing Basics

    Are You Investing With A Purpose?

    We all appreciate having a wide variety of investing choices, but a random collection of investments does not make an investing plan.
  12. Investing

    Why Do We Like A Mature U.S. Tech Industry?

    The U.S. tech industry, particularly blue-chip, mature companies, has room to run in this expensive bull market.
  13. Investing

    The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  14. Investing

    What’s The Latest Market Volatility Strategy?

    A minimum volatility (min vol) strategy would be top of mind for investors. In today’s market climate the case for min vol is particularly timely.
  15. Economics

    How Is Technology Reshaping The Oil Economy?

    When we talk about technology, we’re focused on how it makes our lives easier—but we often look past the way it can completely reshape the oil economy. 
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