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BlackRock: Q2 Equity Market Outlook

March 26, 2020

Down but not out. Stocks have tumbled on coronavirus fears, a hit no one could have predicted heading into 2020. Concerns around the economic and earnings impact are real, yet our long-term conviction in U.S. equities is intact. Markets have weathered serious disruptions over the years ― and rewarded patient investors. Strong underlying economic fundamentals […]

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BlackRock: Global Investment Outlook Midyear 2019

July 10, 2019

The key change in our outlook is that we now see trade and geopolitical frictions as the principal driver of the global economy and markets. This leads us to downgrade our growth outlook further and take a modestly more defensive investing stance. Click here to read. midyear-investment-outlook-2019    

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BlackRock: Takeaways From First-Quarter Earnings

May 10, 2019

Key points U.S. stock indexes have rallied to new highs in recent weeks. The S&P 500 is up roughly 25% since its December low, fueled partly by encouraging first-quarter earnings results. What does this mean for our view of U.S. equities? We still favor them, as cost-cutting and efficiency gains help moderate the earnings slowdown. […]

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BlackRock: Tectonic Shifts Support Tech

March 30, 2019

GLOBAL WEEKLY COMMENTARY Tectonic shifts support tech Mar 25, 2019 By Richard Turnill Key points Innovation has long supported tech companies’ performance. This year is no exception, we believe. Yet meaningful shifts in technology are creating uneven benefits (and drawbacks) within the sector and beyond. As a result, we advocate a selective approach to tech […]

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BlackRock: Global Investment Outlook Q4 2018

November 9, 2018

We revisit our 2018 investment themes and take a deep dive into the prospects for emerging market (EM) assets after an unexpectedly drawn-out selloff. Click to read more  

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Bloomberg Markets and Kevin Miller: BlackRock’s Value Stock ETF Sees the Most Inflows This Year

October 30, 2018

In the midst of a market storm, exchange-traded fund buyers are hiding out in the bargain bin. Investors poured $423 million into the $35 billion iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF, ticker IWD, last week, the second largest weekly inflow this year and most since July. The BlackRock Inc. fund has taken in $580 million in […]

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BlackRock: A Check-In on European Risk

September 27, 2018

GLOBAL WEEKLY COMMENTARY from BlackRock A check-in on European risk Key points Fears of a fiscal showdown between Italy’s new government and the European Union (EU) have roiled Italian assets this year – and renewed concerns about EU cohesion. How worried are we? We see a limited risk of near-term flare-ups but are skeptical about […]

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BlackRock Global Weekly Commentary

June 28, 2018

Trade wars: Don’t panic, prepare Source: BlackRock By Richard Turnill with BlackRock Key points   Trade tensions are here to stay. Even without a full-blown trade war, escalating frictions could weigh on business confidence – and growth. Economic fundamentals are still running strong and underpinning our risk-on view in the short term, but we advocate […]

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Municipal Bonds On The Rebound

June 13, 2018

  Source: BlackRock Municipal market highlights After rates peaked mid-month, the muni market finished May with strong gains. Issuance is gradually rebounding from early-2018 lows while demand remains firm. We are cautious of a challenging June ahead of typical summer strength. Market overview Interest rates were volatile in May, with the 10-year Treasury yield moving north […]

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