Tag: BlackRock

3 Ways To Help Maximize Your Portfolio’s Tax Readiness

The following was authored by Hollie Fagan, Head of BlackRock’s Registered Investment Advisor business. When it comes to taxes and investing, it’s all about the end game—the less you pay now, the more you’ll keep working toward your long-term goals. As the final months of 2017 gallop to a close (wasn’t it just Memorial Day?), many […]

3 Roles Bonds Can Play In A Portfolio

The following was authored by Matthew Tucker, Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy. As many investors know, bond investing is not easy. In a previous blog post I had briefly touched upon how to sidestep the most commonly made mistakes. Today I want to dig more into the first of the three mistakes—forgetting what your […]

5 Questions to Ask Your Advisor About ETFs

The following was authored by Hollie Fagan, Head of BlackRock’s Registered Investment Advisor business. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have joined mutual funds and individual stocks as mainstream investment tools, and their popularity is only growing. The past year saw record flows into stock and bond ETFs. Today, one in four U.S. investors owns ETFs, according to […]

Head of U.S. iShares Discusses Growing “ETF Movement”

Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares, explains why ETFs aren’t just an industry, they’re a movement.

Head of U.S. iShares Discusses Growing “ETF Movement”

Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares, explains why ETFs aren’t just an industry, they’re a movement.  Nate & Conor offer their perspective on ETF.com’s 2017 big ETF predictions.

New Year, New Investing Strategy: Exploring ETFs

The following was authored by Matt Tucker, CFA, is the iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy. If your New Year’s resolution involves learning something new, and your investment portfolio could withstand a new approach, you may want to consider ETFs. Matt Tucker walks you through the basics. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or new to the […]

3 Steps for Better Retirement Saving and Investing Habits

The following was authored by Nelli Oster, PhD, Director and Investment Strategist at BlackRock Consider the following choices: 1. You are offered a snack to eat now—would you prefer a chocolate bar or an orange? 2. You are offered a snack now to eat next week—would you prefer a chocolate bar or an orange? People predominantly […]

How Diversifying Can Help You Manage Market Mayhem

The following was authored by Heather Pelant, Personal Investor Strategist at BlackRock The recent market volatility, while not unexpected, has certainly been hard for any investor to digest. If you are feeling a tad queasy, you aren’t alone. It’s an apt moment to pause and remind ourselves of the importance of diversification to help your portfolio […]

What To Do When Financial News Headlines Jump Out at You

The following was authored by Heather Pelant, Personal Investor Strategist at BlackRock I’ve written about how my aunt calls me when the markets worry her. Needless to say, she’s been calling a lot. Rising interest rates. Sinking oil prices. A strong dollar and weak earnings. Greece, China and Puerto Rico. The news headlines make hay of […]

BlackRock’s Richardson Discusses Impact of Stronger Dollar, Role of Currency-Hedged ETFs

Heidi Richardson, Global Investment Strategist at BlackRock, discusses the impact of a stronger dollar on key markets around the world and explains where currency-hedged ETFs might fit in your portfolio.