To find value in the municipal market, many investors are wondering if they should extend their duration or accept greater credit risk. Peter Hayes shares his thoughts and offers recommendations on how investors can capture yield today.
For investors on the sidelines, now may be the time to re-enter the market. However, exercising caution is still important. Russ Koesterich shares his recommendations on what to avoid and where investors can find value.
With the U.S. economy displaying anemic growth, the market has pushed back its expectations for when the Fed will begin to taper. Jeff Rosenberg shares his perspective on the tapering timeline and what it means for bond investors and interest rates.
While the Fed's no-taper decision may delay rising rates, we expect that rates will rise moderately over the next two to three years. In this week's video, Russ Koesterich offers his suggestions for positioning equity portfolios in preparation.
While volatility is likely to remain elevated going into the fall, Russ Koesterich explains why it’s important to put current volatility in the context of historical standards and highlights how investors can use it as an opportunity.
The funding of public pensions and retiree health benefit plans are listed among long-term fiscal challenges for many state and local governments. But how big of a threat do pension problems pose to the municipal market?
Investors are anticipating a reduction in Fed bond purchasing but the exact timeline for when this will occur is still uncertain. In this week’s video, Jeff Rosenberg shares his expectations for the beginning of Fed tapering.
Many investors are wondering where interest rates will go from here. Jeff Rosenberg shares his outlook as well as his views on why flexible fixed income poses a meaningful opportunity in today's interest rate environment.
Detroit has struggled with economic and fiscal distress for decades. When the state-appointed emergency manager introduced his proposal in June, it hit the market as a surprise. Peter Hayes discusses the proposal and what it means for municipals.
We’ve seen this before: bad economic news can trigger a market rally while good economic news can trigger a sell off. In this week’s video, Russ Koesterich explains why sometimes market data elicits the reverse reaction from investors.
While the overall health of the municipal market remains sound, there are some areas that continue to struggle. Peter Hayes, Head of the Municipal Bonds Group, reveals what worries him the most.
In April, the Bank of Japan announced its 60 to 70 trillion yen intervention per year for the next two years, making it a historic day in monetary policy history. In this week’s video, Jeff Rosenberg discusses the implications of this decision.
When looking at valuations, the challenge is always to identify the risks and determine to what extent those risks are reflected in the price of those assets. In this week's video, Russ Koesterich discusses four scenarios.
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.
Gold is a difficult commodity to value, and many investors are asking if now is the time to buy or sell the precious metal. Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist, shares his views in this week’s BlackRock Answers video.
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.
Jeff Rosenberg, Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income, shares his recommendations for how investors can generate income with their fixed income portfolios.
As emerging markets continue to march along, investors are wondering how they can take advantage of this growing opportunity. Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist, discusses two ways you can tap into the strength of emerging markets.
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