BLK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The 5 Largest Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn more about the five largest bond ETFs in the world, ranging from Treasurys to junk, all of which focus on the domestic ...
  2. Martin Small's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes ...

    April 30, 2016
    Learn more about BlackRock's current U.S. head of iShares ETF market, including information about his education and previous ...
  3. Michael Crinieri's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top ...

    April 29, 2016
    Learn about Michael Crinieri and the key role he is playing at Goldman Sachs in building its ETF business. He is a pioneer ...
  4. Funds Should Vote Down More CEO Pay Packages: Poll (BLK, STT)

    April 29, 2016
    A recent poll found that 56% of individual investors want asset managers to put more pressure on companies to rein in executive ...
  5. 10 Markets Where Vanguard Offers the Cheapest Option (VTI, VV)

    April 29, 2016
    Discover the markets where Vanguard offers the cheapest ETFs. Vanguard is the market leader in providing low-cost diversified ...
  6. Mick McLaughlin's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes ...

    April 23, 2016
    Learn about the path Mick McLaughlin took from his first job as a financial advisor to the head of distribution for the Deutsche ...
  7. 4 Factors to Know About Money Market Reform in 2016 (FII, BAC)

    April 21, 2016
    Learn more about the impending implementation of the money market fund reform, including how it impacts individual and institutional ...
  8. Japan Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (JPMV, DXJF)

    April 18, 2016
    Discover how Japan equity ETFs performed through the first quarter of 2016, including a review of the best and worst performers ...
  9. 4 Markets in Which Vanguard Doesn't Offer the Cheapest ETF

    April 16, 2016
    Discover which ETFs in non-Vanguard sectors offer the lowest expense ratios, and learn why you may still want to purchase ...
  10. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Safe? (BLK, WETF)

    April 16, 2016
    Discover why leveraged ETFs are not necessarily a doomsday product. Learn the opinions of BlackRock’s Larry Fink and other ...
  11. iShares in Top Spot for Fastest Growing ETFs (BLK, IGG)

    April 14, 2016
    Discover seven of the fastest-growing funds in the iShares family of ETFs, all ranking among the industry's 10 fastest-growing ...
  12. The 5 Largest Large-Cap ETFs (SPY, IVV)

    April 13, 2016
    Learn about the five largest exchange-traded funds that invest in large-cap companies. Discover how these highly liquid, ...
  13. The 3 Fastest Growing iShares ETFs (AGG, IEFA)

    April 7, 2016
    Take a closer look at three of the fastest growing exchange-traded funds in the world, and learn more about the investment ...
  14. These Two Gold ETFs Are Attracting Capital (GLD, IAU)

    April 4, 2016
    Learn about the two largest, low-cost Gold ETFs and why they have rallied in the first three months of 2016 after being in ...
  15. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australia Equity ETFs (EWA, QAUS)

    April 4, 2016
    Take a look at three ETFs in the category of Australian equities that offer the highest dividend yields available for ETFs ...
  16. Financials Sector: Industries Snapshot (WFC, BLK)

    April 1, 2016
    Learn about the industries and stocks that make up the financial sector of the S&P 500 index. The industries include banking, ...
  17. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Emerging Markets Equity ETFs (DVYE, EDIV)

    March 31, 2016
    Analyze the top three emerging market ETFs available that offer the highest dividend yields.
  18. IELG vs. IESM: Reviewing iShares U.S. Enhanced ETFs

    March 31, 2016
    Examine two actively managed equity ETF offerings from iShares, one focused on large-cap stocks and the other focused on ...
  19. BlackRock Suspends IAU ETF Issuance

    March 28, 2016
    Dig deeper into the March 4 suspension of new share issuances by BlackRock's iShares Gold Trust Fund, and why the investment ...
  20. Deutsche Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 21, 2016
    Read about the global operations of Deutsche Asset Management, an institutional investment and retail fund manager with $846 ...
  21. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in The Financial Sector (JPM, C)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn who the highest paid executives in the financials sector are and how they became some of the most influential and powerful ...
  22. (IYR) iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 17, 2016
    Take a look inside the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF, and obtain an overview of the top five holdings that make up the fund's ...
  23. (KBE) S&P Bank SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Take a look inside the KBE S&P Bank SPDR ETF and obtain an overview of the companies that comprise its top five portfolio ...
  24. (IXN) iShares Global Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Learn about the iShares Global Technology ETF and its portfolio's top five holdings, which are Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, ...
  25. Gold Investing: Vanguard vs. BlackRock (BLK, VGPMX)

    March 15, 2016
    Explore analyses of gold-related funds offered by Vanguard and BlackRock, and learn about the difference and similarities ...
  26. 5 Popular Japan ETFs in 2016 (EWJ, BLK)

    March 15, 2016
    Learn the top five popular picks for investment in Japan through exchange-traded funds that focus on different aspects of ...
  27. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of QUALCOMM Inc. (QCOM, BLK)

    March 13, 2016
    Explore the three mutual funds that hold the largest amounts of Qualcomm shares. Find out how QCOM shares fit into three ...
  28. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  29. VNQ Vs. IYR: Comparing Real Estate ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Compare two popular real estate ETFs to determine which provides the most convenient exposure to the real estate industry.
  30. What a Career in Impact Investing Could Look Like (C, JPM)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about careers in impact investing. This rewarding business career makes it possible to earn money for clients and impact ...
  31. BlackRock: Investment Manager Highlight (BLK)

    March 4, 2016
    Explore an overview of the world's largest investment management firm BlackRock, and learn about its executives, mutual funds ...
  32. Top 5 Asset Management Firms for Portfolios in 2016 (PIMCO, BLK)

    February 23, 2016
    Learn how finding the right asset management firms may be difficult and discover the top five asset management firms to consider ...
  33. How liquid are BlackRock mutual funds? (BLK)

    February 13, 2016
    Discover if BlackRock mutual funds are liquid. Learn about the available payment options and how long it takes for a payment ...
  34. The 4 Best BlackRock Mutual Funds for Your Roth IRA (BLK)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by BlackRock that invest in a wide variety of fixed income and ...
  35. The 5 Biggest Asset Managers at the End of 2015 (BLK)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about the worldwide asset managers that prospered in 2015 despite a year of very poor performance in stocks, bonds ...
  36. How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    January 26, 2016
    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  37. Top 4 BlackRock Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 ...

    January 14, 2016
    Learn how four top funds from BlackRock can be allocated to create a diversified retirement portfolio for generating lifetime ...
  38. Advisors: Can't Beat Robo-Advisors? Then Join Them

    January 6, 2016
    The old versus the new. Financial advisors are taking notice of robo-advisors and rather than holding on to old ways are ...
  39. Barron's Recap: The New Microsoft (And How It Could Rise 30% ...

    December 21, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers a look at the outcome of cultural changes in Satya Nadella's Microsoft. ...
  40. Fed Hike Meeting, Qualcomm and Junk Bond Implosion

    December 15, 2015
    U.S. markets are sending out mixed signals ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting that will probably end with a ...
  41. Cheap Oil Saps Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds

    December 7, 2015
    According to a report published by the Financial Times on Sunday, the rate at which Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds have redeemed ...
  42. Pairing Annuities and Target Date Funds: Top Tips

    November 20, 2015
    The Treasury and the IRS have issued new guidance on pairing annuities with target date funds. Here's a look.
  43. Is Snapchat the Last Unicorn?

    November 11, 2015
    Of the companies that were unicorns before they went public since 2011, 40%, are now trading either flat or trading below ...
  44. 6 Hedge Funds With High Dividends (IVZ, BLK)

    October 7, 2015
    Understand what value hedge funds can provide investors in the financial sector. Learn about seven hedge funds that pay consistent ...
  45. Robo-Advisors--The End for Wall Street Advisors? (SCHW, BLK)

    September 2, 2015
    The growth of financial technology comes as millennials begin to enter the investment sphere, but will fintech upend Wall ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. Top ETFs For Investing in Greece (GREK, TWGGX)

    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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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, ...
  50. 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. ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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, ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    March 16, 2015
    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  55. 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.
  56. 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. ...
  57. A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    February 2, 2015
    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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, ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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
  67. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    March 20, 2013
    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Playing BlackRock's 2012 Forecast

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

    September 9, 2011
    BlackRock looks to launch ETFs that do not have to make daily disclosures.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. A Look At Three Asset Managers

    September 4, 2009
    These three asset managers have different methods - and provide very different results.
  79. 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?
  80. 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?
  81. 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.
  82. 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
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. Making Change At The Bank

    June 14, 2007
    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
  87. 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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