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Investing

Why bonds are now the better hedge

Russ discusses why bonds are his preferred hedge in this environment. This is not a year in which investors have needed to hedge their equity risk. As of this writing, stocks have not only rallied, they’ve rallied with a consistency...

Taking sustainable investing beyond box-checking

Sustainable investing is growing in popularity. Jeff Shen talks with Debbie McCoy, Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock Systematic Active Equity, about her work to uncover the ESG metrics that matter most. Investors today have made sustainable investing a...

Answering the top 5 questions about ETFs

A few months ago, one of my colleagues and I participated in a webcast intended to demystify and simplify ETFs. (A replay of that webcast is available, if you’re interested.) We always invite questions before and during these events,...

5 Warning Signs You Should Notice Before The Next Stock Market Crash

For most of 2019, the stock market has been on a tear. In recent weeks, new records have been set in every major market index. It’s a time of extreme optimism — but should it be? The stock market often...

Guess who’s driving the muni rally?

Municipal bonds have seen record flows in 2019. Martin talks to head of BlackRock’s municipal strategy about some of the reasons why. Martin: Sean, first set the stage for us. Munis have been on a tear this year. What’s behind...

Why the central banks backstop is working

Russ discusses how central banks once again have investors’ backs. The global economy continues to struggle with sluggish growth. Trade frictions have not erupted, but nor have they been resolved. Iran just seized a British tanker and BlackRock’s Global Index...

A Vanguard history lesson about active funds

In May, Vanguard celebrated its 44th anniversary. I use the word “celebrate” loosely, as there was no lavish party, champagne, red and white balloons, or other celebratory accoutrements. There was, however, a trivia question: Can you name the 11 original...

Model behavior: The evolution of the total portfolio

More advisors than ever are using model portfolios to manage their clients’ investment strategies. Martin talks to BlackRock’s Eve Cout to find out what’s behind the trend. What matters most for long-term investors? Is it building a portfolio of...

Are investors paying too big a premium for safety?

Following months of strong performance, Russ discusses why defensive sectors may be overpriced in the current environment. When your teenager starts to drive, you pay a higher insurance premium to guard against heightened risk. In a slow growth, “tweet...

How to Start Investing With Little Money: Recommended Apps & Tips

Some people will go their whole lives without investing any money. Why? The single biggest reason may be that they simply don’t feel they have enough cash to invest. There’s a misconception that you need thousands of dollars to begin...