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Staying Calm, Even if Markets Aren’t

Matters of money can pull at both our intellect and our emotions. And when markets get shaky, that’s when the internal tug-of-war kicks into high gear. Two investment pros share strategies for keeping calm and investing on.

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Ready or Not? Lifetime Income and Other Retirement Readiness Drivers

Saving for retirement is a decades-long endeavor with factors – both excepted and unexpected – that can affect confidence and preparedness. Even though much of the conversation has centered around amassing a nest egg, it’s also important to look at what else can be done to improve retirement readiness for all.

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Putting the yield spike in perspective

We view the U.S. Treasury yield spike as resolving a disconnect between the powerful restart and lower yields in recent months, and stay tactically pro-risk.

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Municipal Market Insight

Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.

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Taking Stock: Q4 2021 Equity Market Outlook

It's been a good year for U.S. stocks, but is the run nearing an end?

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Decoding the “Real” Disconnect Between Interest Rates and Inflation

Real interest rates on Treasuries have been strongly negative throughout 2021. But why do investors keep piling into these negative “real” yielding assets? BlackRock’s systematic investment experts decode the markets to reveal why rates are so disconnected from fundamental values and what it means for your bond portfolio.

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Spotlight on Europe

We stay tactically overweight European equities with two key events on the horizon: a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting and the German election.

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Being Vested in Your Investing

During a trying time for the world in 1939, Winston Churchill famously described the largest country in the world and soon-to-be second superpower, the Soviet Union, as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

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How Impact Seeks To Enhance The Risk-Return Equation

Investing with the intent to do well while doing good is gaining traction.

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Three Qs for Q3: Insights for inquiring equity investors

Markets, and particularly cyclical stocks, have made great strides in the first six months of the year.

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Deep Questions Rarely Have Surface-Level Answers

The pristine surface of a lake on a perfectly calm and sunny day is easy on the eyes. Yet it usually offers no insight as to what lies beneath.

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Equities to Hedge Equity Risk

Russ discusses why low vol and quality stocks are exhibiting surprisingly strong performance.

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Non-U.S. Markets Brimming In Investment ‘Excitement’

The investment opportunities are constantly changing as economic reopenings roll on.

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Municipal Market Insight

Municipals posted another month of positive performance amid rangebound interest rates.

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High Yield: Rising Stars and Other Omens

Over the past year, a surge of investors drove high-yield bond prices back to pre-pandemic levels.