In 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford took office “amidst one of the worst economic crises in U.S. history,” which was characterized by double digit inflation.
Some call the recent rotation from growth to value outperformance transitory. We believe it may have staying power, making value stocks a formidable complement to growth in a balanced equity portfolio.
Is it possible to travel in two directions at the same time? Imagine walking to the restroom at the back of an airplane while in mid-flight.
Covered call strategies can help investors manage short-term volatility and may provide better long-term outcomes while seeking to provide attractive monthly income to investors.
Russ discusses why gold has not been an effective hedge recently.
Read the latest model portfolio market insights to see where BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Income team see potential risks and opportunities across the landscape.
Retired participants may leave assets untouched well into retirement due to deep-seated fears that they may outlive their money.
The Queen’s Gambit miniseries helped propel Netflix to a winning earnings report last quarter, but in fact the chess strategy it is named after has helped propel chess players to winning games for decades.
BlackRock Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich explains why he expects volatility to drop -- and cyclicals outperform.
New virus variants are stoking COVID-19 angst, but we see vaccination programs opening the door to economic and market recoveries.
Recent volatility and high valuations underscore the need to be selective, but risk premiums still justify a moderately pro-risk stance, in our view.
Rick Rieder and team think that today’s potent policy cocktail holds important implications for the path of economic growth, markets and the value of a dollar.
Cyclically oriented value stocks could make a comeback in 2021, yet there’s still a place for durable growers in a balanced equity portfolio.
In this piece, BlackRock Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses the implications of a rise in stock-bonds correlations.
Inflation will likely heat up in the coming months, but not to worrying levels.
Even after the remarkable market performance of 2020, we still see potential for continued growth in 2021.
In times of higher volatility, a multi-asset strategy can offer more consistent income, diversification and upside potential relative to bonds.
2021 market outlook from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
Rick Rieder and team describe how revolutionary changes taking place in corporate business models will impact investing for years.
Members of BlackRock Investment Institute recommend their favorite books of 2020.
Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich explains that consumers remain strong, though their focus keeps shifting.
Cash on the sidelines, pent-up demand and a vaccine in flight. Could it be the makings of a bullish 2021? Get our latest outlook for U.S. stocks.
The dynamics in this stage of the economy’s rebound look favorable for industries that are levered to the recovery but also offer stable business models and earnings consistency.
With much of the easy money already made, there’s no better time to think outside the box.
We highlight the reasons behind our pro-risk stance in our 2021 outlook in the weekly commentary.
Amid optimism for a COVID-19 vaccine and greater clarity around the U.S. election, Dr. Erin Xie, portfolio manager of the BlackRock Health Sciences Opportunities Fund, discusses two timely reasons to consider healthcare stocks.
Navigating short-term risks is paramount, but we view the backdrop as favorable for income investors over the medium term.
The new political landscape offers opportunities for investors who adapt their strategy.
Municipals posted modestly negative total returns in October, with the S&P Municipal Bond Index finishing the month down -0.14%. Interest rates moved higher as economic data remained firm...
The post-pandemic world is charging into change. Trends that were in play prior to the onslaught of COVID-19 have been accelerated, and many of the companies that were already leading the charge are emerging supercharged.
BlackRock bond experts reveal the top themes driving our fixed income outlook. Learn the latest key risks and opportunities in today’s bond market.
Technology is transforming the way we work. Asset managers are no exception as they seek better investment outcomes for clients.
What is impacting investing? How is it different from ESG? Equity investor Eric Rice answers these questions and more in this one-minute read.
Global Allocation Fund portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses the appeal of the middle area when choosing between growth versus value stocks.
Uncertainty around additional stimulus stirs up the market.
Despite the worst economic and health crisis in generations, U.S. consumers are defying the pessimists.
Markets are facing choppier waters, but the backdrop for risk assets remains positive.
The U.S. presidential election is adding to market angst. How much do politics matter in the long run? Tony DeSpirito answers in this one-minute read.
As portfolio manager Russ Koesterich discusses, negative real interest rates help explain why gold is moving more in tandem with stocks these days.
Market update from BlackRock's municipal bond team.
Rick Rieder and team highlight the critical facts that will drive the markets in the year ahead, as well as the myths that could mislead investors.
Impact investing in public equities can provide exposure to disruptive innovation and structural growth opportunities that are often overlooked.
Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, explores what’s driving the continued strength of the U.S. consumer.
Even as markets were rocked by uncertainty as the coronavirus lockdowns began, the seeds of stability were sown in the massive fiscal and monetary policy response.
A vote for stocks. After solid summer gains came September volatility. The question now is what’s priced into markets as investors zero in on COVID-19 developments and the November election.
Compelling economic data and a dovish Fed drove risk assets higher in August.
Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager of the Global Allocation Fund, explains how history is not repeating itself with the recent sharp rise in tech stocks.
The coronavirus shock is accelerating structural trends in inequality, globalization, macro policy and sustainability. This is fundamentally reshaping the investment landscape and will be key to investor outcomes.
Markets may press even higher this year, but some areas may fall behind.