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Taking Stock: Q3 2022 Equity Market Outlook

What to do in equity portfolios at the midyear point? Fundamental Equities CIO Tony DeSpirto assesses the backdrop and identifies three favored sectors.

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The State of Sustainable Investing

Over the last year, we’ve experienced heightened macroeconomic uncertainty with several events impacting society and financial markets.

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Markets Primed To Be Hawkish On Rates

The ECB and the Fed both need to quickly normalize policy from the emergency settings adopted when the pandemic first hit.

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A Stagflationary Shock

The geopolitical crisis in Ukraine creates a stagflationary shock for global economies. The plan to fight inflation just got far more complicated for global central banks.

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The Transition To a Low Carbon Economy

Russia’s tragic invasion of Ukraine has layered on existing supply imbalances, causing geopolitical uncertainty and a global energy shock.

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Why Recession Chatter Benefits Garp

Russ Koesterich, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Global Allocation team, discusses the case for the cheaper segments of growth stocks.

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The Differentiated Appeal Of EM Debt

Inflation and hawkish central bank talk have spooked investors and led to bond losses not seen since the 1980s in developed markets (DMs).

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Taking Stock: Q2 2022 Equity Market Outlook

Seeking resilience. 2022 started with rising interest rates, high inflation and unthinkable violence and human tragedy in Europe.

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A Stock Picker’s Take On Investing Internationally

War in Europe comes at a time when the global economy was just emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unrealistically Hawkish

The Fed last week signaled a large and rapid increase in its policy rate over the next two years and struck a surprisingly hawkish tone, indicating it’s ready to go beyond normalizing to try to tame inflation.

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Municipal Market Insight

Market Update from BlackRock's municipal bond team. 

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Navigating Market Icebergs, Potentially Toward Calmer Waters

When an iceberg comes into view, investors must be wary of the danger, but Rick Rieder and team argue that it's also important to recall that calmer seas may lie beyond.

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Insight And Action Items For Volatile Stock Markets

Market volatility is a given, but that doesn’t make its inevitable appearance any less stressful.

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In 2022, Approach Markets with Patience and Perspective

Nearly four years ago, we wrote a market commentary titled “A New Waze of Investing” in which we highlighted the incredible technological innovations that were changing our everyday lives and our perspectives on long-term investing.

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Investing In Energy Transition: Gray Area Between Green And Brown Economies

Energy sector leaders quickly shifted from the “green” economy in 2020 to the “brown” economy in 2021.