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Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, discusses the Fed's approach to tapering bond purchases, how future policy will rely on promises and reviews "My Favorite Themes" and fixed income performance for 2013.
Volatility in the municipal market, while down from the summer months, was evident in November. As the year draws toward a close, BlackRock muni experts remind investors of the importance of proper perspective and offer several reasons for optimism.
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.
Three concerns weigh heavily on investors' minds today: slow growth, high volatility and low (but unsettled) interest rates. The BlackRock Global Dividend Team discusses how high-quality, dividend-growing stocks may help.
BlackRock's best recommendations for the current investing environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.