BLK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Payroll Processors, Regional Banks await Rate Hike

    August 19, 2015
    Short-term interest rates are creeping higher, which is good news for money market fund managers, payroll processors and ...
  2. Top ETFs For Investing in Greece

    August 3, 2015
    Find out if it's time to add the GREK ETF -- the only major Greece-centric exchange-traded fund in the world -- as a risk/reward ...
  3. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    June 30, 2015
    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  4. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  5. How to Invest in Asset Management Firms

    June 4, 2015
    Investing in asset management firms puts your money in the hands of experienced finance pros. Consider these five picks. ...
  6. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Find out all about the main competitors for Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffett-led diversified holding company with involvement ...
  7. 4 Stocks Getting Squeezed and Looking to Pop

    April 30, 2015
    These stocks are getting compressed as the price makes higher swing lows into a resistance area at 52-week highs. Eventually, ...
  8. What companies are positioned to grow from the popularity of ...

    March 18, 2015
    Discover reasons for the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and some of the types of companies benefiting ...
  9. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    March 16, 2015
    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  10. PIMCO vs. BlackRock: Weighing Mega Fund Managers

    March 3, 2015
    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  11. What You Should Know About Smart Beta ETFs

    February 11, 2015
    Smart Beta funds get a lot of hype and are a relatively cheap way to get exposure to an asset class. But they are not foolproof. ...
  12. A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    February 2, 2015
    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  13. A Portfolio For Savers Nearing Retirement

    December 12, 2014
    Portfolio strategists are pushing more stocks on near-retirees ... but maybe not enough. Here are some 2020 target-date funds ...
  14. Guidance On Pairing Annuities, Target Date Funds

    December 11, 2014
    The Treasury and the IRS have issued new guidance on pairing annuities with target date funds. Here's a look.
  15. Thank You, Pimco: BlackRock Drops Bond-Fund Fees

    November 13, 2014
    Blackrock has lowered its fees to snag money leaving Pimco's bond funds. But by how much and who's following suit? Read on.
  16. What Bill Gross's Arrival Means To Janus Capital

    November 10, 2014
    Janus Capital's history now has two distinct eras: Before Gross and After Gross. Here's a look at the new Janus and its entry ...
  17. Alternatives To Pimco's Total Return Fund

    October 7, 2014
    News of Bill Gross’ resignation has roiled the fixed income market. Given the sizable outflows from the Total Return fund, ...
  18. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    August 10, 2014
    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  19. Billionaire Investors Are Buying These 3 Natural Gas Stocks

    August 6, 2014
    While the current market price for natural gas may fluctuate, the long-term picture is quite bullish. It remains a much cleaner ...
  20. Want A Career In Asset Management? Read This First

    July 7, 2014
    When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools ...
  21. Short Sellers Still Like Real Goods Solar (FSLR, RSOL, SUNE)

    July 26, 2013
    Among U.S. solar-related stocks, First Solar (NASDAQ: SUNE) saw the most significant swings in short interest in the most ...
  22. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  23. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    March 20, 2013
    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  24. A Closer Look At The Postal Service Pension

    February 13, 2013
    The Post Office announced it was ending mail delivery on Saturdays. The pension liability is an oft-mentioned cause of the ...
  25. BlackRock Buys More Market Share

    January 15, 2013
    BlackRock is rumored to be buying Credit Suisse's European ETF business. While the price is unknown, BlackRock gains the ...
  26. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 21, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  27. WisdomTree Bucks The ETF Odds With Strong Third Quarter Earnings

    November 1, 2012
    WisdomTree announced strong Q3 earnings October 26, proving that ETFs can survive without low MERs.
  28. Buy The Fund Managers, Not Their Funds

    June 4, 2012
    For investors, it may make more sense to bet on the ones operating the funds rather than the funds themselves.
  29. Overlooked Income In BDCs

    April 13, 2012
    For those looking for higher dividend yields from their portfolio may want to give REITs, MLPs and BDCs a look.
  30. Playing BlackRock's 2012 Forecast

    January 10, 2012
    Strategists at BlackRock estimate that 2012 will be another year of slow economic growth.
  31. BlackRock's Bold ETF Play

    September 9, 2011
    BlackRock looks to launch ETFs that do not have to make daily disclosures.
  32. Artio Global Investors Priced To Move

    January 18, 2011
    Artio Global Investors went public in September 2009. Since then, its stock is down 45%. We explain why you should take a ...
  33. Mutual Fund Companies Do Right By Shareholders

    February 19, 2010
    Forget investing in mutual funds, check out asset management companies that run them. They're better than the funds they ...
  34. A Look At Three Asset Managers

    September 4, 2009
    These three asset managers have different methods - and provide very different results.
  35. The IPO Crash Of Y2K

    July 21, 2009
    Performance of IPOs has been lackluster for the first part of this century. In the long run, are they worth the effort?
  36. Active Blackrock Marries Passive Barclays - Can It Work?

    June 23, 2009
    Blackrock is buying Barclays Global Investors for $13 billion. Can this marriage of two completely different cultures work?
  37. The 5 Best Financial Stocks Of 2009

    June 19, 2009
    Financial stocks tanked in 2008, but 2009 has seen them rebound. We look at the five most promising.
  38. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    June 12, 2009
    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure to mortgage-backed securities
  39. Diamond Hill Follows Graham's Lead

    July 31, 2008
    Diamond Hill uses the teaching of Warren Buffett's mentor Benjamin Graham to protect investors assets.
  40. The BlackRock Investors Cling To

    July 25, 2008
    When markets are strong, everyone has the golden touch. During weak markets, diverse asset management firms like BlackRock ...
  41. Unlock India's Massive Potential With ETFs

    April 16, 2008
    India's economy is one of the five largest in the world and is growing fast, yet investment options are few. ETFs hold the ...
  42. Making Change At The Bank

    June 14, 2007
    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
  43. Will Merrill's Bleeding Stop At $15 Billion? (MER)

    January 14, 2007
    If news of the increased Merrill Lynch write down is correct, the financials still need time to sift through the subprime ...
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