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Although stocks have been hitting record highs, Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich believes they still offer value and can continue to move higher.
Investors have been shifting their portfolio allocations for several reasons recently. One of the main reasons is the expectation and fear that interest rates will rise (and bond prices will fall).
It's easy to lose your composure when markets misbehave. But staying grounded today can reap rewards down the road. Read our seven tips for managing through manic markets.
Municipal bonds ended October in the black and outpaced Treasuries. Opportunities exist in the municipal market, according to BlackRock muni experts, but require a tactical approach and diligent credit research.
Amid mixed economic data, budget and geopolitical risks have spiked higher, threatening the outlook. The fragile recovery continues to rely on Fed policy. Consider international equities, but bond risks are rising (though munis offer more value now).
BlackRock's best recommendations for the current investing environment.
$19 Billion: Muni issuance in September
BlackRock's CIO for Fundamental Fixed Income Rick Rieder & Portfolio Manager Bob Miller discuss why investors should consider shifting out of traditional core bond funds in favor of an approach that is adaptable to the rapidly changing bond market.
The municipal market has been the subject of many headlines since Detroit's history-making bankruptcy filing. BlackRock's Peter Hayes and James Schwartz discuss why the popular perceptions are often misconceptions.
The developing world can be a land of opportunity for investors, but it also can be tough terrain to navigate. Jeff Shen and Rodolfo Martell introduce an approach that seeks to cut through the complexity and tap all that EMs have to offer.
Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection July 18, making history as the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Peter Hayes and James Schwartz discuss the event and the implications for the broader municipal market.
The economic and fiscal distress in Detroit came as no surprise, but the emergency manager's recent proposal to address it did. Peter Hayes and James Schwartz discuss the plan and its potential implications, while offering recommendations for investors.
Times change, and like most of us, you probably update your fashion, technology and maybe even your diet and musical interests to keep pace. Can you say the same about your financial strategies? See if you're up-to-date or behind the financial times.
After a solid four-year run, many investors are asking whether it’s time to lock in profits in high yield and move on. Jim Keenan, head of Leveraged Finance at BlackRock, explains why high yield stills deserve a central place in investor portfolios.
Living longer is a blessing, but it’s an expensive one. More years in retirement means your money needs to last longer and stretch. The old ways of investing won’t get you to where you need to be. It’s time for a new strategy.
Investors in municipal bonds have kept a close watch on how state and local governments have fared in the Great Recession and era of austerity. This report takes a comprehensive look at the current state of states and locals.
Munis have long been a source of high-quality, low-volatility income. That's true to this day, but BlackRock's Peter Hayes explains why 2013 will not be exactly like 2012...or 2011.
Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses his themes for 2013, including the outlook for interest rates and fixed income sectors, as well as perspectives on China and Japan.
After capturing its fair share of news flow in 2012, California enters the second quarter of its fiscal year headline-free and with a notable budget win after voters approved a meaningful tax measure on Election Day.
The votes have been cast; now the hard work begins. In a new report, BlackRock discusses the key challenges and other market implications of the US elections.
Rick Rieder, Co-Chair of BlackRock's Special Credit Opportunities Investment Committee, discusses the unprecedented credit-related opportunities being created in the post-crisis fixed income world.
In our pre-election analysis, BlackRock offers suggestions as to where investors can find value in the current markets.
Amid fears - warranted or not - of municipal bankrupties, dedicated-tax bonds are one form of muni debt that offers a certain amount of solace for investors. Members of the BlackRock Municipal Bond Management Committee explain why.
The fiscal plight of local governments has been well publicized, with recent bankruptcy filings sparking concern about risk in the municipal space. The news flow comes as little surprise to members of the BlackRock Municipals Group.
Higher rates of inflation may be on the horizon, and investors should be prepared. BlackRock's senior inflation-linked fixed income experts discuss the value that Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) can provide to a portfolio.
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Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses the impact of political brinksmanship, Fed policy guidance and implications for your bond portfolio.