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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

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 
  11. Investing

    Are You Ready To Invest In The Tech Sector?

    Tech stocks, particularly those of mature tech companies, are well positioned and offer meaningful upside potential in the near-term.
  12. Retirement

    Healthcare: What Are You Really Paying For?

    Long-term care costs rise fast and long-term care providers bundle services together, making it tougher for families to understand what they are paying for
  13. Retirement

    4 Myths You Don’t Know About Medicare

    Here are four common misconceptions about Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance program for people who are 65 and older or disabled.
  14. Retirement

    Strategies To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement indexes are designed to estimate how much an investor would need to have saved today to generate annual income in retirement, starting at 65.
  15. Investing

    How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part of your diversified portfolio
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