Tag: BlackRock

BlackRock’s Karen Schenone Highlights Bond ETF Flows, iShares ETFs

With the S&P 500 enjoying its best start to a year since 1987, bond ETFs have somewhat surprisingly drawn investor interest.  Karen Schenone, Fixed Income Product Strategist at BlackRock, helps make sense of the outsized bond ETF flows and also discusses factor-focused and ESG bond ETFs.

Stocks Soaring, But Bond ETFs Shining

With the S&P 500 enjoying its best start to a year since 1987, bond ETFs have somewhat surprisingly drawn investor interest.  BlackRock’s Karen Schenone helps make sense of the outsized bond ETF flows and also discusses factor-focused and ESG bond ETFs.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers perspective on Morningstar’s annual fund fee study.  Distillate Capital’s Tom […]

Stop The Blame Game: Index Providers Don’t Drive Performance

The following was authored by Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares at BlackRock. Index providers may set out the rules, but stock pickers dictate winners and losers. Martin explains. We all have a fascination with finding the person “behind the curtain,” the Great Oz who exercises ultimate control.  In reality, wizards are few and far between. […]

Guess Who’s Driving the ETF Bus?

The following was authored by Martin Small, Head of U.S. iShares and a regular contributor to The Blog. ETFs got their biggest boost in 2017 from end investors and advisors. Martin explains why this is such a big deal. By any measure, 2017 was a breakout year for exchange traded funds (ETFs). Globally, an unprecedented $630 […]

5 Questions To Ask Your Advisor About ETFs

The following was authored by Hollie Fagan, Head of BlackRock’s Registered Investment Advisor business. More and more investors are looking at ETFs and wondering if they should incorporate them in their portfolios. Talking to your financial advisors about ETFs is a good start. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have joined mutual funds and individual stocks as mainstream […]

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.