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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.

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The Case for Impact Investing in Public Equities

Impact investing is gaining interest as a growing share of investors seeks tangible progress on environmental and social goals alongside financial returns.

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Making Money When They Stop Making Money

Rick Rieder and team identify 11 themes that could drive returns in 2022, as the greatest monetary experiment since the advent of flat currency enters its next phase.

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Why Stocks Need a Calmer Bond Market

Russ discusses the recent volatility and how to hedge the risk in the current environment.

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Taking Stock: Q1 2022 Equity Market Outlook

What might equity investors expect in 2022? Active stock picker Tony DeSpirito reviews the potential positives and impediments in his Q1 market outlook.

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Women, Retirement and What Still Needs to Be Done

It’s well studied that factors like debt and financial uncertainty impact the way people feel about retirement and prepare for it. In this series, BlackRock explores insights from our 2021 DC Pulse research and additional work with the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) to recognize inequitable effects and find ways to build a better retirement for all.

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Thriving in a New Market Regime

We are entering a new market regime unlike any in the past half century: We see another year of positive equity returns coupled with a down year for bonds. But we have dialed back our risk-taking given the wide range of potential outcomes in 2022.

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4 Investing Tips Amid Supply Chain Stresses

Supply chain issues are making headlines, particularly as consumers are seeing prices rise and delivery times lengthen amid product and component shortages. International equity investors Gareth Williams and David Vos offer four Investment takeaways.

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Finding Opportunities in the Closed-End Fund Market

Historically, fourth quarter tax loss selling of closed-end funds (“CEFs”) has been prevalent in the market. CEFs may be more susceptible to tax loss selling given they trade on a stock exchange and market prices (investor return) can deviate from underlying net asset values (“NAVs”) (fund return).

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Shopping for Investment Opportunity in Consumer Stocks

The busy retail season is in full swing, but what can investors make of the longer-term outlook for consumer stocks? Sophie Steel of BlackRock Fundamental Equities looks beyond the seasonalities to three factors that are reshaping the opportunities across consumer sectors.

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It’s Not the 1970s Again: A Comparison of Markets

Rick Rieder and team examine the parallels, or lack of them, between the economy, markets and policy of the 1970s and today.

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The Dollar: Still the Better Hedge

BlackRock Portfolio Manager, Russ Koesterich, CFA, JD discusses his preference for the US dollar over a long Treasury hedge in the current markets.

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Three Things That Have Surprised Me – And One Thing I Wouldn’t Change

Portfolio manager Michael Fredericks reflects on markets and investing to generate income while managing risk over the last decade.

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Breaking Bonds

The bonds that held market expectations and central bank policies closely together during the COVID-era are starting to break. BlackRock's quant bond experts discuss the latest developments in inflation dynamics, liquidity in the financial system, and changes in China's policy reaction.

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The Sustainability Shift: The Impact on Energy Investment

Achieving “net zero” by 2050 will require a shift in the global energy mix, from both a supply and consumption perspective. This has implications for portfolio allocations and alpha generation but there are diverse perspectives on the emergent risks and opportunities related to this shift.