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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

    How To Build a Currency Hedged Strategy?

    We are still unsure of how to implement a currency hedge strategy based on the dollar's movement. So let’s focus on what’s easier to measure: time horizon.
  2. Investing

    What a Fed Delay Means for the ECB & BoJ

    The Fed’s continued delay has repercussions for more than just the U.S. economy and markets. The ECB and the BoJ may support the case for stocks in Europe.
  3. Investing

    2 Common Ways to Misuse Target Date Funds

    The world of asset classes is just as complicated as taking vitamins. How much should you take of small caps? Intermediate bonds? Emerging market stocks?
  4. Investing

    How Worried Should We Be About China?

    An economic slowdown, a freezing up in trade and plunging markets and currencies are casting a shadow across Asia—and the globe. How worried should we be?
  5. Investing

    How Diversifying Can Help You Manage Market Mayhem

    The recent market volatility, while not unexpected, has certainly been hard for any investor to digest.
  6. Investing

    How to Win More by Losing Less in Today’s Markets

    The further you fall, the harder it is to climb back up. It’s a universal truth that is painfully apparent in the investing world.
  7. Investing

    How to Prepare Your 401(k) for Rising Rates

    If headlines of the Fed raising rates have you worried, here are some ideas to help you think about your retirement-investing strategy going forward.
  8. Investing

    2 Sectors to Explore When Rates Rise

    While the market selloff and declining inflation expectations have lowered the probability of a Fed rate rise, U.S. economic data still supports it.
  9. Investing

    Ideas for Your Bond Portfolio When Rates Rise

    It has been nearly 10 years since the Fed last raised interest rates, and though the central bank didn’t hike rates this month, they look to be coming.
  10. Investing

    Automating Your 401(k) is Easier Than You Think

    If you like automation, you should check out these features that many 401(k) plans offer.
  11. Investing

    Five Things to Consider Now for Your 401(k)

    If you can’t stand still, when it comes to checking your 401 (k) balance, focus on these 5 steps to help channel your worries in a more productive manner.
  12. Economics

    Is the Yuan a Yawn or a Nightmare for Investors?

    China’s decision to change the method of setting its currency exchange rate caused global shock waves last week.
  13. Investing

    How To Invest For The Greater Good

    We discuss why is important to prioritize economic, social and governance factors when making investment decisions, regardless of gender or generation.
  14. Investing

    What To Do When News Headlines Jump Out At You

    Given the recent economic forecasting after years of relative calmness and steadily rising returns, markets have been jumpier lately.
  15. Investing

    Top 5 Smart Beta FAQs

    In the first half of 2015 we’ve seen many of our smart beta predictions fulfilled. So, here are a handful of common questions and answers investors have.
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