BLK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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. ...
  2. A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    February 2, 2015
    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  3. MarketAxess Upped to Strong Buy Ahead of Q4 Earnings - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 23, 2015, Zacks Investment Research upgraded MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX) by a notch to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong ...
  4. Federated (FII) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates on High Revenues - ...

    January 23, 2015
    Driven by strong top-line performance, Federated Investors Inc. (FII) reported fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of 39 cents per ...
  5. BlackRock Q4 Earnings Beat on Solid Inflows, Dividend Hiked - ...

    January 15, 2015
    BlackRock (BLK) reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $4.82 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of ...
  6. MetLife Sues FSOC over SIFI Tag, Okay with Stricter Laws - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    MetLife Inc. (MET) is suing the regulatory body for imposing systemically important financial institution (SIFI) label on ...
  7. Will Revenue Growth Aid BlackRock (BLK) Beat Q4 Earnings? - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    We expect BlackRock (BLK) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full year 2014 results on Jan 15, before ...
  8. SEI Investments Sees Mounting Expenses: Should You Hold? - Analyst ...

    December 30, 2014
    Although Oaks, PA-based SEI Investments remains focused on improving its revenues, persistently rising expenses remains a ...
  9. Principal Financial Fee-Based Model Thrives, Ups Capital Plan ...

    December 29, 2014
    On Dec 29, we issued an updated research report on Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG).
  10. Affiliated Managers Closes AQR Capital Investment Deal - Analyst ...

    December 29, 2014
    Affiliated Managers (AMG) announced the completion of the previously declared additional investment agreement with AQR Capital.
  11. Does Ameriprise's Revenue Growth Indicate Better Future? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Ameriprise (AMP).
  12. Affiliated Managers Raises Stake in AQR Capital, Shares Up - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Affiliated Managers (AMG) yesterday announced that it entered an agreement with AQR Capital Management, LLC, facilitating ...
  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. Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 26, 2014
    Business capital spending was up in Q4 and is expected to ramp up this year, but will it?
  22. Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day

    December 20, 2013
    Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day
  23. 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 ...
  24. 3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas

    June 19, 2013
    3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas
  25. 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
  26. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    March 20, 2013
    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  27. 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 ...
  28. BlackRock Inc. - Growth & Income

    January 22, 2013
    BlackRock Inc. (BLK) announced impressive fourth-quarter results last week, including a hike in its quarterly cash dividend. ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Legg Mason Upped to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    We have upgraded our recommendation on Legg Mason Inc. (LM) to Neutral from Underperform attributable to the recent acquisition ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. Charles Schwab Cuts Down ETF Fees - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) has announced a massive fee diminution on 15 of its exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Playing BlackRock's 2012 Forecast

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

    September 9, 2011
    BlackRock looks to launch ETFs that do not have to make daily disclosures.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. A Look At Three Asset Managers

    September 4, 2009
    These three asset managers have different methods - and provide very different results.
  41. 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?
  42. 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?
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Making Change At The Bank

    June 14, 2007
    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
  49. 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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