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  1. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: The Start of the End of Ultra-Easy Monetary Policy

    Central banks are increasingly moving away from super accommodative monetary policy, and Richard explains what this means ...
  2. Investing

    3 Investing Themes Shaping the Second Half

    We discuss three important themes that argue today’s low “fear” gauge levels signaling complacency and meaning we should ...
  3. Asset Allocation

    3 Asset Allocation Takeaways from Our Investor Survey

    Kate shares some asset allocation ideas based on the results of BlackRock’s recent survey of 4,000 Americans.
  4. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Time to Embrace Risks

    Richard explains why we think the current environment may bode well for risk assets.
  5. Investing

    Putting Risk On A Budget

    Very few people have an unlimited capacity for investment risk. That’s why it’s important to put it on a budget. Patrick ...
  6. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: The Outlook for Oil From Here

    We explain what a delayed supply-and-demand rebalancing means for oil prices with the chart for this week.
  7. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Momentum’s Rally is Still On

    Richard explains why we still like the momentum style factor even after a recent break in its rally.
  8. Markets & Economy

    Rewriting the China Narrative

    MSCI’s historic addition of China A-shares to its broader stock indexes is yet another signal that investors need to update ...
  9. Stocks

    The Outlook for Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Jeff Rosenberg discusses what the Fed’s balance sheet normalization could mean for this fixed income sector.
  10. Investing

    How Your Fear May Be Compromising Your Future

    BlackRock's Investor Pulse survey found Americans are still sitting on an ample pile of cash. Patrick Nolan offers three ...
  11. Stocks

    Chart of the Week: A Rates Disconnect that May Not Last

    The Fed proceeded with normalization last week, yet weak U.S. inflation data had a larger impact on rates as long-term yields ...
  12. Markets & Economy

    The Factors to Focus On Now

    The major equity style factors—value, quality, momentum, size and minimum volatility—have behaved differently depending on ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    A New Tool for Gauging the U.S. Economic Cycle

    Keeping economic cycles in context matters. BlackRock has created an interactive tool to do just that.
  14. Investing

    How Investing is A Lot Like Riding a Bike

    A little help goes a long way, in investing as much as anything else. Patrick Nolan reveals more findings from our Investor ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: China’s Growth, Slower, and More Sustainable

    Richard spells out why we think slower economic growth in China could be a good thing.
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