BLK : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Record in New Cash Fuels BlackRock Q4 Earnings

    January 13, 2017
    Driven by a surge in new money inflows, BlackRock easily beat Wall Street's fourth quarter profit estimates Friday.
  2. BlackRock Q4 Earnings on Tap: What to Expect

    January 12, 2017
    Wall Street expects the asset management company to deliver year-over-year increases in both revenue and profits.
  3. ETFs: Corporate Debt May Be the Next Big Thing

    December 21, 2016
    Debt-based ETFs have drawn nearly $120 billion in inflows so far this year.
  4. BlackRock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday

    December 8, 2016
    BlackRock will send its dividend payment on Dec. 23 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 12.
  5. What ETF Fund Managers Do

    November 15, 2016
    Find out about the typical day in the life of an ETF portfolio manager, and learn about the primary job responsibilities ...
  6. Investors Flee Junk Bond ETFs (HYG, LQD)

    November 2, 2016
    Investors have been fleeing junk bond ETFs lately amid concerns that Fed monetary tightening will erode bond prices.
  7. Why Are Investors Shunning This ETF? (EEM, VWO)

    November 1, 2016
    Investors have been fleeing high-expense Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) at the same time that low-cost rivals enjoy robust inflows. ...
  8. 5 Best Smart Beta ETFs That Pay Dividends (PID, ICF)

    October 20, 2016
    Get the lowdown on some of the top-performing smart beta ETFs that are designed to provide above-average dividend yields ...
  9. BlackRock Betting on Municipal Market (BLK)

    October 12, 2016
    As the municipal bonds market suffered through a loss in September, BlackRock senses near-term growth; ETF fees are lowered ...
  10. High Valuations Hammer Dividend Stocks (AES, EXC)

    October 10, 2016
    Investors have been fleeing dividend stocks with high valuations, but strong opportunities still exist.
  11. iShares Family of ETFs to See Lower Fees (BLK)

    October 5, 2016
    BlackRock slashes fees on its range of iShares Core ETFs as a way to lure more investors.
  12. The Best of iShares' Smart Beta ETFs (DVY, USMV)

    September 19, 2016
    BlackRock's iShares offers some of the highest-rated smart beta ETFs around.
  13. Could Smart Beta ETFs Be a $1 Trillion Market by 2020? (BLK)

    September 14, 2016
    One ETF giant believes the smart beta ETF market will grow at double the pace of the overall ETF market over the next several ...
  14. How Financial Advisors Measure Capital Market Expectations (WFC, ...

    September 4, 2016
    Capital market expectations directly influence how a financial advisor allocates asset classes in a portfolio, resulting ...
  15. NIRP: Bonds Won't Diversify Your Portfolio Anymore (MS, BLK)

    August 29, 2016
    Using bonds to diversify portfolios has grown more complex. Learn more about the new environment and effective investment ...
  16. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Consumers

    August 20, 2016
    Negative interest rates encourage banks to lend but not consumers to spend.
  17. Recession Hits UK Within a Year, Says BlackRock Analyst

    July 22, 2016
    "Uncertainty" -- at least for now -- is a slightly more optimistic view than a certain recession.
  18. Top Mortgage REIT ETFs in 2016 (REM, MORT)

    July 22, 2016
    Low interest rates could be good news for REITS. Here are two that have done well in 2016.
  19. 5 Largest BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (BLK, IVV)

    July 20, 2016
    Learn about BlackRock's largest exchange-traded funds and mutual funds, which provide exposure to stocks, bonds and active ...
  20. Top 5 Mutual Fund Companies by Customer Service (BLK, DB)

    July 16, 2016
    Find out which mutual fund companies receive the highest satisfaction ratings from their clients for providing the best customer ...
  21. BlackRock Stock Slides Despite Q2 Earnings Beat (BLK)

    July 14, 2016
    Record increases in asset under management seemingly received a muted market response.
  22. BlackRock Stock Rises Ahead of Q2 Earnings

    July 12, 2016
    Wall Street expects the asset management company to deliver a year-over-year decline in both revenue and profits.
  23. Index Funds Outperforming Active Management (BLK, BEN)

    July 12, 2016
    Learn why large fund management companies are reducing their head counts and exploring mergers to cope with changing market ...
  24. How Big Is the Global ETF Market? (BLK, STT)

    July 12, 2016
    Discover why ETFs are growing much faster than mutual funds, and why some experts predict the ETF market will double by 2 ...
  25. Possible Brexit 'Stay' Vote Causes Selloff in Bonds

    June 22, 2016
    Unexpected side effects of Brexit 'stay' speculations.
  26. The Top 5 British Petroleum Shareholders (BP)

    June 20, 2016
    Discover the five largest shareholders of British Petroleum stock, who are all investment management firms with billions ...
  27. Why Smart Beta Is Not Popular in Asia (BLK)

    June 19, 2016
    Find out the primary reasons for Asian investors lagging behind U.S. investors in the amount of investment capital committed ...
  28. Morgan Stanley On the Trends in Asset Management (MS)

    June 18, 2016
    Learn about trends in the asset management industry and future prospects for its growth, according to a May 2016 Morgan Stanley ...
  29. Is Smart Beta a Boom That Will Bust? (BLK, LM)

    June 17, 2016
    Find out what is behind the popularity of smart beta funds and who they benefit more, the investors or the investment companies.
  30. Are Smart Beta ETFs Hyped? (PRF, BLK)

    June 13, 2016
    Pay attention to the percentage of smart beta ETFs that manage to survive after the next five years, proving or refuting ...
  31. Index Funds: The Case Against Bill Ackman (STT, BLK)

    June 11, 2016
    Explore the reasoning behind Bill Ackman's concern of an impending index fund bubble, and why his argument sounds like an ...
  32. Franklin Resources Launches 4 Smart Beta ETFs

    June 8, 2016
    Consider Franklin Templeton’s LibertyQ ETFs for portfolio diversification using a combination of smart beta methodology and ...
  33. Fidelity Is Selling More Index Funds

    June 5, 2016
    Learn about Fidelity Investments' presence in the index fund marketplace as of 2016 and discover what the company is doing ...
  34. High Dividend ETF: iShares Core High Dividend vs. Vanguard Dividend ...

    May 31, 2016
    Get a comparison review of two high dividend yield ETFs: the iShares Core High Dividend ETF and the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ...
  35. Smart Beta vs. Active Management: Which is Better? (BLK, SCHB)

    May 30, 2016
    Learn how smart beta funds combine the advantages of both active and passive management by tracking customized indexes without ...
  36. How the Bank of Japan Now Owns 90% of the Top 10 Stocks (BOJ)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover how the Bank of Japan ended up as a top 10 shareholder in 200 of the 225 companies listed on the Nikkei 225 stock ...
  37. How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne (SPY, STT)

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the progress made by State Street Global Investors as it attempts to regain market share for its SPDR ETFs after falling ...
  38. MBB: iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund ETF Analysis

    May 22, 2016
    Explore the iShares MBS ETF and see how this fund composed of agency-issued mortgage debt compares to similar ETFs in the ...
  39. 3 Best High-Yielding Australia Bond ETFs (AUNZ, BOND.AX)

    May 21, 2016
    Discover detailed analyses of the top three high-yielding Australian bond ETFs, and learn about their yields, duration and ...
  40. Icahn Report: Are Junk Bonds A Good Investment Right Now? (TFCIX, ...

    May 11, 2016
    Discover why billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is warning about dangers in the high-yield bond market.
  41. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of Increased Mortgage Rates (REM, VMBS)

    May 8, 2016
    Obtain a comparative review and analysis of three of the top-performing ETFs that are poised to generate profits from increased ...
  42. ETFs: Exploring Expenses in 2016 (BLK, ITOT)

    May 4, 2016
    Take a good look at the latest trends in ETF costs. While passively managed funds have become less expensive, actively managed ...
  43. BND vs. AGG: Comparing Bond ETFs

    May 3, 2016
    Compare structure and performance for the two largest domestic bond ETFs, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF and the ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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, ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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, ...
  60. 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.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. (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 ...
  66. (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 ...
  67. (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, ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    January 26, 2016
    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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, ...
  90. 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. ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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, ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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.
  95. A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    February 2, 2015
    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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, ...
  100. 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.
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