Rick Rieder

Rick is BlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Fixed Income, Co-head of Americas Fixed Income and a member of the company’s Global Operating Committee. A 2013 inductee into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame, Rick also serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He writes about fixed income, the economy and government policy.

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  1. Markets & Economy

    What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Bond Markets Long ...

    Bonds sold off after Donald Trump's surprise election win. What could the election results mean for bond markets over the long term?
  2. Markets & Economy

    One Sign the Labor Market has Recovered

    We talk about the improving wage growth and a tight jobs market having a possible impact on the Federal Reserve's rate hike decision in December.
  3. Markets & Economy

    The Two-Track U.S. Economy

    We explain the multiple ways the U.S. economy is moving on two tracks, and what this means for monetary policy.
  4. Markets & Economy

    The Most Interesting Phenomenon in Today’s Jobs Market

    There has been much focus over the past week on the August payroll growth slowdown and what it means for the timing of the next Fed hike. We see a more interesting trend evident in the data.
  5. Investing Strategy

    The Charts All Inflation Watchers Need to See

    Getting the inflation call right is one of the most important decisions an investor can make today. We explain in these charts how the U.S. inflation outlook is becoming clearer.
  6. Forex & Currencies

    Deciphering Where the Fed Will Go from Here

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) kept interest rates on hold last week as expected, while simultaneously upgrading its economic view.
  7. Financial Analysis

    Another Reason Rates are Likely to Be Lower for Longer

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) has suggested it’s likely to remain on hold for the near future given Brexit-related uncertainty and tightening financial conditions.
  8. Career / Compensation

    Why the Fed’s Job is All the More Complicated

    The Fed revealed that it will take a more dovish approach to normalizing its federal funds rate, but still left the door open to some degree that an increase could happen later this year.
  9. Investing Strategy

    What’s Ahead for U.S. Payrolls

    We share a response to this question recently posed by Fed Chair: “Will monthly payroll gains move up toward the solid pace they maintained earlier this year and in 2015?”
  10. Investing Strategy

    The Narrowing Corridor of Global Growth

    Global growth appeared to sputter earlier this year, roiling markets. However, investors should get used to living in a moderate growth world.
  11. Forex & Currencies

    The Challenge the Fed Faces (in 2 Powerful Charts)

    The Fed faces a big challenge as it seeks to raise interest rates this year: The central bank already missed the “window of opportunity” for normalizing rates.
  12. Investing Strategy

    To Correctly Predict the Fed’s Policy Path, Watch This

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) left policy unchanged last week, continuing a “wait-and-see” approach appropriate for today’s global economic, financial and inflationary conditions.
  13. Investing Strategy

    Negative Interest Rates Require Flexibility in Fixed Income

    Here’s a quick look at four charts showing just a few of the interrelated ways the global fixed income markets have dramatically changed over the last seven years.
  14. Investing Strategy

    A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector trouble.
  15. Forex & Currencies

    Is the Fed On the Right Track?

    Find out why the Federal Reserve (Fed) missed its window to raise interest rates nearly three years ago, when conditions were ripe for a hike.
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