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  1. Investing

    Navigating the Trump Dollar Rally

    We explain the importance of why—and where—the U.S. dollar is rallying.
  2. Insights

    What Italy’s Vote Means for Investors

    Italian voters rejected a constitutional amendment designed to alleviate political gridlock. Here's our take on the implications for investors.
  3. Investing

    Where is Risk Appetite Going?

    Risk appetite is relatively subdued, but we see potential for a recovery.
  4. Investing

    The Many Faces of EM Investing

    Investors should think of emerging markets as individual countries with distinct opportunities and take into account the disparate economic drivers and prospects that make up the category.
  5. Investing

    Chart of the Week: Gauging Europe’s Political Risks

    We see a low risk of Europe’s populist parties winning power near term but expect them to stay on the political radar screen. We explain it with the help of this week’s chart.
  6. Trading

    Chart of the Week: Time to Rethink Diversification

    We believe it's time to rethink how to diversify, as bond yields are rising and U.S. Treasuries' inverse relationship with equities has weakened. We explain it with the help of this week's chart.
  7. Markets & Economy

    Some Like it Hot (The Economy, That is)

    We look at past market reactions as the Federal Reserve contemplates higher interest rates, and what the yield curve may be saying about stocks.
  8. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Trump’s Win Reinforces a New Market Regime

    We see Donald Trump’s surprise win reinforcing the reflationary theme that has shaped global markets in recent months. We explain it with the help of this week’s chart.
  9. Investing

    How to Seek Income Now

    As 2016 draws to a close and a Fed hike looms, where should investors hunt for yield now? We highlight the case for three income-yielding asset classes.
  10. Markets & Economy

    What the Election Outcome Could Mean for Markets and Policy

    The BlackRock Investment Institute shares the implications of Donald Trump’s unexpected election win.
  11. Investing

    Chart of the Week: Taking Stock of Income Stocks

    We see rising interest rates ahead, but this headwind for income equities doesn’t weaken the case for all dividend-paying stocks. We explain it with the help of this week’s chart.
  12. Investing

    The Dangers in Extreme Income Investing

    Investors seeking income have taken to the extremes: reaching to the riskiest corners for yield while also piling up cash.
  13. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Emerging Asia at a Turning Point

    Emerging Asia has faced pervasive headwinds in recent years, but we believe the region is at a turning point. We explain it with the help of this week’s chart.
  14. Markets & Economy

    Some Good News About U.S. Sovereign Debt

    In our latest BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index rankings, Richard Turnill points out that the U.S. has improved and names some of the biggest movers for the quarter.
  15. Markets & Economy

    Three Reasons to Like Emerging Markets Despite Election ...

    Based on the rhetoric from this election, protectionism is arguably on the rise. While that can harm emerging markets, learn why we still favor select EMs.
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