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$30,000: The average student-loan debt for a borrower receiving a bachelor's degree in 2013
When it comes to investing, the fastest sprint doesn't necessarily make you a winner. Portfolio managers of the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund discuss why they believe slow and steady wins the investing race - particularly during volatile times.
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.
Learn about a new approach to portfolio construction and how "alternative" investments can play a larger role for individual investors.
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.
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.
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.
Opportunities in emerging markets are plentiful but knowing how to best capitalize on them is important. Learn how a long/short strategy can help you mitigate volatility and benefit from inefficiencies in these markets.
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.
In our pre-election analysis, BlackRock offers suggestions as to where investors can find value in the current markets.
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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Investors are starved for income with interest rates at historic lows. BlackRock's Michael Fredericks offers ideas about sourcing additional income and smoothing volatility.