COMMAND YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE
Strategies for Unruly Markets
Command Your Financial Future:
Strategies for Unruly Markets
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.
Still Time to "Stock Up"
Stock markets have been on a tear, but it's not too late to participate. BlackRock investment pros offer insight on the opportunity in equities.
It's a Big, Big World...Invest in It
The data indicates U.S. investors are under-allocated to international stocks by as much as 50%. Are you missing out on a world of opportunity?
Viewpoint on Retirement Income
You've anticipated retirement for years. When the saving is done and it's time to take income, how will you know if you’re ready?
When Politics and Markets Collide
Economic growth, corporate earnings and interest rates are all known to affect markets and investor portfolios. But politics? Global Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich comments on this new wildcard.
Energy: Made in the USA
The United States in on the verge of an energy revolution. Dennis Stattman of the Global Allocation team writes on the implications for the economy and investors.
You Ask, BlackRock Answers
Inquiring minds want to know whether to be in or out of municipal bonds. BlackRock's Peter Hayes discusses why he believes they're a buy.
Stock and bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions. International investing involves special risks including, but not limited to currency fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility. These risks may be heightened for investments in emerging markets. Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments. There may be less information available on the financial condition of issuers of municipal securities than for public corporations. The market for municipal bonds may be less liquid than for taxable bonds. A portion of the income may be taxable. Some investors may be subject to Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Capital gains distributions, if any, are taxable. Non-investment-grade debt securities (high-yield/junk bonds) may be subject to greater market fluctuations, risk of default or loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Asset allocation strategies do not assure profit and do not protect against loss.
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