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  1. Markets & Economy

    3 Key Investing Themes to Know for 2018

    We see three key investing themes shaping economies and markets in 2018.
  2. Markets & Economy

    3 Ways to Make Yourself at Home with International Stocks

    Will the rally in foreign stocks finally put an end to American investors’ home country bias? We explain how ETFs can help ...
  3. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Why it’s Not Too Late to Embrace Risk

    Long-term interest rates remain stuck in a range that has defined the last six years. We discuss why 2018 may see more of ...
  4. Investing

    Looking for the Right Index Fund? Team Diversity Matters

    iShares index fund managers Amy Whitelaw, Mariela Jobson and Diane Hsiung chat about what diversity has to do with fund outcomes. ...
  5. Investing

    What the Fed’s Tapering Means for Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Even as the Federal Reserve reduces its investments in mortgage-backed securities, there are good reasons to be bullish on ...
  6. Insights

    Book Recommendations for Holiday Season Reading

    Looking for some title recommendations as you compile your holiday season reading list? Here are our picks.
  7. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: What the Flattening U.S. Yield Curve Means

    The U.S. Treasury yield curve has been flattening for most of this year. We explain what this is (and isn’t) telling us. ...
  8. Markets & Economy

    Why Your Bond Fund and Its Index May Not Be a Good Fit

    Most actively managed core bond funds are measured against the Aggregate Index, even though their holdings often sit outside ...
  9. Markets & Economy

    Assessing the iPhone Effect in Economic Data

    It’s no secret that the iPhone is a revolutionary technology, but is this obvious in key economic data?
  10. Investing

    Beware of Turning Stocks into Bonds

    Income seekers have turned to credit, as well as to equity strategies with similar risks. We discuss the potential consequences. ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Goodbye Reflation, Hello Inflation

    The U.S. economy is poised to eliminate its post-crisis slack. We see a return of mild price pressures keeping the Fed on ...
  12. Investing

    Rethinking Risk, Rethinking Returns: 4 Investment Ideas

    In his inaugural blog post, Chris Dhanraj discusses four investment ideas to consider in the current market environment. ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Gauging Signs of an Oil Price Slowdown

    We see reasons to believe oil price gains will moderate. Richard explains.
  14. Retirement

    This Holiday Season, Stuff your 401(k) As Well As your Turkey

    It’s a good idea to take a look at your retirement plan during the holidays.
  15. Markets & Economy

    Seeing Through the Inflation Noise

    The Inflation GPS incorporates big data on price trends and a daily-updated “nowcast” of inflation-related statistics to ...
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