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Blackrock Author

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.

  1. Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates
    Economics

    Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe the upcoming next phase of monetary policy.
  2. An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops
    Investing Basics

    An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    I wrote a piece called “Why Cash is Not a Strategy.” I was sitting on more cash than I knew was good for me: I’ve started moving off the sidelines.
  3. Three Things You Need to Know About ETFs
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Three Things You Need to Know About ETFs

    Here’s a true conversation I had with my dental hygienist, meandering through our usual banter about life, money and investing.
  4. When Should I Take Social Security?
    Retirement

    When Should I Take Social Security?

    Confused by your Social Security benefits? You’re not alone. Luckily our expert Rob Kron breaks it down.
  5. Global View: Investing In Emerging Markets
    Investing Basics

    Global View: Investing In Emerging Markets

    In recent months, investors have been looking overseas for opportunities in emerging markets (EMs).
  6. Infrastructure Could Be An Investment Opportunity
    Investing Basics

    Infrastructure Could Be An Investment Opportunity

    Have you ever driven up I-95 on a weekend? Taken a train to JFK airport? You can’t do the last one, because it doesn’t. Infrastructure in the US is dismal.
  7. Delaying Social Security Can Add Up
    Retirement

    Delaying Social Security Can Add Up

    The age you start collecting Social Security benefits significantly affects how much you will get each month. Do the math before deciding when to file.
  8. Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives ...
    Retirement

    Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives ...

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  9. Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?
    Retirement

    Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
  10. Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success
    Investing

    Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success

    Highlights and recommendations of a veteran portfolio manager for investment success.
  11. Connecting the Dots on Fed Policy
    Investing

    Connecting the Dots on Fed Policy

    A close look at how the Fed decides which path to follow.
  12. Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience
    Investing

    Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience

    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately impact our investing behavior. Nelli examines the evidence and implications of this bad investing behavior, ...
  13. Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples
    Personal Finance

    Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

    In her latest personal finance post, Jessie Szymanski takes a closer look at a major cause of conflict in American marriages. Here are five things you must discuss with your significant other before taking ...
  14. Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond
    Investing

    Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  15. Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race
    Retirement

    Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race

    Information on how to get to where you need to be in your retirement savings plan.