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  • The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio

    Rebalancing your portfolio means bringing the portfolio back to the asset allocation levels specified in the financial plan. Not rebalancing can expose you to higher risk.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Biotech Stocks Have Witnessed a Tremendous Growth in Earnings
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Do Biotech Stocks Look Attractive?

    Today, biotech is one of the hottest investment areas. It’s driven by the demand for effective treatments and new cures. Stocks had strong growth in recent years.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Equity gives the best return over the long run
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Equities: The Best-Performing Asset Class In The Long Run

    Equities are the best-performing asset class over the long run. The CAGR for equities over the last 20 years, not considering the dividends, is 13%.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Why a Fed rate icrease still doesn’t mean higher yields

    Indeed, there are already signs of that increase as central banks back off from so-called quantitative easing. However, the rise in rates is likely to happen more slowly than past rate normalization processes.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Must-know: Benefits of hedged currency investment

    When the U.S. dollar appreciates, gains on international equity investments can diminish when converted back into U.S. dollars.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Utilities Are Appearing Expensive Given the Looming Rate Hike
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking for Dividends? Stay Away from the Utilities and REITs

    What makes the utilities unattractive is the fact that interest rates will likely be rising soon. The utilities require a huge amount of infrastructure.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///The life expectancy has increased over the years
    Healthcare

    Increased Life Expectancy Means A Longer Investment Horizon

    Increased life expectancy means a longer investment horizon. With life expectancy increasing, young investors should invest in equities aggressively.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Why wage growth and the private sector are the keys for Japan

    As noted in Rising Sun, Setting Sun, a special report from the BlackRock Investment Institute, there are several key events and processes that can help Japan to escape economic stagnation.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Japanese large caps versus Japanese small caps: An overview

    Many large-cap stocks are exporters, and can benefit from a weaker yen. Look for funds that provide broad and diversified exposure to well-established Japanese large- and mid-cap companies.

    By BlackRock
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Basics About The Capital Gains Tax

    The rates for capital gains tax depend on the asset’s holding period. If the holding period is less than one year, short-term capital gains tax is payable.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Depreciation of Latin American Currencies Against the US Dollar Since January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Implications of Depreciating Latin American Currencies

    Latin American currencies have depreciated against the dollar since 2014. The Argentine peso is one of the most beaten up currencies in the region, having lost 27% in this period.

    By BlackRock
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does Latin America’s Weak Infrastructure Present an Opportunity?

    Latin America’s underdeveloped infrastructure places it at a disadvantage compared to other emerging markets. Brazil is ranked 104th in a World Economic Forum report.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    The Bank of Japan and a weaker yen could lead to recovery in Japan

    The nation’s central bank seems committed to its goal of reaching 2% inflation, aiming to continue its monetary easing plan for the next two years or so.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why is it important to hedge your Japanese position?

    We are presently overweight Japanese equities, as their valuations are attractive relative to U.S. stocks. If you’re looking for exposure to Japan, there are several ways to get it.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///GDP Growth Rates in Major Latin American Economies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin America Is at a Crossroads

    Latin America is at a crossroads. While some economies are faring reasonably well, others are struggling to recover from slower growth since 2013.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Impending increase in interest rates to affect bonds negatively

    Historically lower interest rates. In our opinion it’s inevitable that interest rates are going to rise, and have a potentially negative effect on bonds.

    By BlackRock
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    Financials

    Why ETFs are the best vehicle for your beta exposure

    We believe the best vehicle for your beta exposure — the most efficient, tradable and affordable vehicle — is an exchange-traded fund.

    By BlackRock
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    Financials

    Overview: 3 things to know about currency hedging

    Your total return depends on both equity and currency returns, which are sensitive to economic, political, and market events, and fluctuate over time.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Currency Hedged Flows
    Financials

    Must-know: Points to remember about currency hedging

    The effects of currency fluctuations are more relevant today than ever before.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///What  in  is worth now
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Millennials Hold More Cash Than Older Generations

    Millennials hold more cash than older investors. Typically, younger investors can invest a higher proportion in equity—given their age and long horizon.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Cheaper Oil Prices Have Helped Improve Indias Current Account Position
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why You Should Consider Buying Indian Stocks

    Cheaper oil prices have helped improve India’s current account balance while also bringing down inflation from double digits in 2013 to ~5.5%.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///The Mexican Economy Is Gaining Momentum
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Mexican Stocks Surge?

    The Mexican (EWW) economy has been growing at a solid rate of 2.6%.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Minimum Volatility Strategies Have Outperformed Regular Indices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should Minimum Volatility Be Part of Your Core Holdings?

    The minimum volatility strategy has worked very well in the last ten years. It also tends to be a less risky strategy.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Upside Downside Capture of Minimum Volatility Strategies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happens to Minimum Volatility Funds When Volatility Spikes?

    The potential for a downside protection and upside participation is how minimum volatility strategies have delivered strong risk-adjusted returns over the long term.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///The Brexit Caused a Spike in Volatility
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Brexit Vote Affected the Markets

    Investors are worried about the ultimate consequences of a Brexit and whether volatility will stay high. In this series, we’ll see how you can protect your capital without compromising on returns.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads/// VIX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has Market Volatility Increased Sharply in Recent Months?

    In this series, we’ll see how investors can best seek to reduce volatility and capture opportunities by following diversification and selectivity as a long-term strategy.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///Total Government expenditure on education
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investing in Education to Reduce Poverty in Latin America

    In an effort to reduce inequality and poverty in Latin America, governments there have increased education spending many times over in the last decade or so.

    By BlackRock
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