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Over the past few years, high-yield bonds have been one of the best performing asset classes. But now that spreads have compressed and prices have gone way up, what should investors do? Peter Hayes, Head of the Municipal Bonds Group, shares his views.
March melancholy gave way to April optimism in the municipal market, as tax-season selling abated and supply/demand looked to resume a more favorable balance. Peter Hayes and James Schwartz discuss this and more in their monthly market update.
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.
BlackRock’s Rick Rieder and Bob Miller discuss why traditional fixed income approaches may not work in this new world of investing, and how an adaptable approach can help investors achieve their goals.
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.
When will the Fed begin to pull back on its quantitative easing program? Jeff Rosenberg, reveals his thoughts on a timeline and discusses how investors should position their portfolios for a potential Fed exit.
BlackRock's senior strategists discuss their views on key market and investment topics, answer the critical questions on investors' minds and point to where they see opportunities in the market.
Many investors are wondering how the federal sequester will impact the state and local level. Peter Hayes, Head of the Municipal Bonds Group, discusses this and more.
Traditional fixed income investments no longer compensate investors for the risks that they are taking. Jeff Rosenberg, Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, shares his recommendations for how investors can generate income with their fixed income portfolios.
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.
In light of recent tax hikes, many investors are wondering how they can keep more of what they earn. Peter Hayes, Head of the Municipal Bonds Group, explains how you can harness the power of tax exemption with municipals.
January's backup in the 10-year treasury yield has many investors wondering if interest rates will rise further. Jeff Rosenberg, Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, shares his interest rate outlook and recommendations for how investors should position their fixed income portfolios this year.
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.
Now that the new year has begun, how should you position your fixed income portfolio? Jeff Rosenberg, Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses opportunities in the fixed income market in 2013.
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.
Peter Hayes, Head of the Municipal Bonds Group, discusses the fiscal cliff and the potential impact on municipal credit.
The go-anywhere BlackRock Global Allocation team offers insight into today's markets and discusses how they're navigating an uncertain world.
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 implications of the Bank of Japan's historic announcement, how investors are encouraged to front-run policy changes and why inflation may not appear for some time.