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Why stock market tranquility is unlikely to last

Insight Markets Outlook US Stocks
by Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist, Blackrock Investments Stock markets have been very quiet lately, but as we get ready to enter 2017, things may change. Here's why. ...
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What Happened to the Bull Market?

Insight Markets Outlook US Stocks
What Happened to the Bull Market? by Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist, Blackrock Investments Russ discusses why the bull market has stumbled, but that doesn't mean we are ...
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How I learned to stop worrying and love the bond

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the bond Low yields, potential volatility: Why even hold bonds? Russ explains the crucial role they still play in a ...
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Drilling Down for Bargains After Oil’s Decline

Energy & Natural Resources ETFs Insight Markets Outlook
Drilling Down for Bargains After Oil’s Decline The recent collapse in oil prices has placed pressure on a range of asset classes related to energy. Russ shares where ...
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Is the Yuan the New Greenback?

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Given the expanding role of China's currency in international trade and finance, Russ weighs in with his outlook for the yuan. by Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist, Blackrock ...
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One Silver Lining of Slower Global Growth

Economy ETFs Insight Markets Outlook Stocks
One Silver Lining of Slower Global Growth Russ explains why today’s economic environment, characterized by monetary stimulus meant to combat slower-than-expected economic growth, is helping many of the ...
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Three Portfolio Moves to Consider Now

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While the first quarter largely played to script, there were a few surprises. Russ explains, noting three portfolio moves to consider as the second quarter kicks off. by ...
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What's Driving U.S. Stocks? Irony.

Insight Markets Outlook US Stocks
Despite mostly downside surprises from U.S. economic data, hopes of a slower pace in interest rate normalization from the Federal Reserve pushed U.S. stocks and bonds upward. by ...
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Can U.S. Equity Still Deliver if the Fed Hikes?

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A look back at the Federal Reserve’s past tightening cycles helps shed light on the possible impact of the upcoming interest rate hike on U.S. stocks. by Russ ...
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The Sectors Now on Shaky Ground

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Bond yields surged last week, putting some dividend-rich stocks (utilities, REITs) in a very vulnerable position. Could this be the end of their rally? by Russ Koesterich, Chief ...
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Where to Look For Opportunities Amid Turbulence

Insight Markets Outlook
Where to Look For Opportunities Amid Turbulence Despite some wild market swings, good value can still be found, especially in non-U.S. stocks. Monetary policies and other factors are ...
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How U.S. Stocks Lost Their Lead

Insight Markets Outlook US Stocks
High expectations and valuations are making U.S. stocks more vulnerable to disappointments against a slowing world economy. It’s a good time to make sure your portfolio is truly ...
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It’s About the Fed

Insight Markets Outlook
Geopolitical and political forces and a pending Federal Reserve interest rate increase are fueling wild market fluctuations, portending 2015 to be a more volatile year than 2012-2014. by ...
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When Oil Prices Dip, Unexpected Winners Emerge

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A stronger dollar is one of the reasons that oil prices are low, which serves many energy-importing economies in Asia while weighing on large oil-producing nations. by Russ ...
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Where to find Opportunity in Today’s Pricey Markets

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While most developed markets are richly priced, there’s one country that has caught our attention. Heidi Richardson, head of iThinking investment strategy, reveals where to find value. by ...
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