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3 core lessons every investor needs to know

Nov 28, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

Learn why it’s so critical to make a plan, stick to it, and stay invested for the long-term.

CORE

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2023 Thematic outlook: Rethink growth

Nov 14, 2022 | Jay Jacobs

Learn about three themes that we believe will be key to navigating the year ahead.

Equity

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The opportunity for environmental infrastructure

Nov 3, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Trillions of dollars may be spent on modernizing infrastructure, much of which may go to environmental infrastructure solutions — think energy efficiency.

Equity

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Get more for your money with short-term bond ETFs

Oct 26, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

Rising yields provide investors an opportunity to generate income and keep pace with inflation.

Fixed Income

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A masterclass in diversification

Oct 20, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

Learn why diversification is so important to investing and how it helps investors navigate fast-changing markets.

CORE

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Put time on your side

Oct 20, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

Time spent in the market is important – core allocation ETFs can help.

Core

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How to invest in genomics & immunology

Oct 18, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Learn how to invest in the fields of genomics and immunology and the basics of investing in them through ETFs.

Industry

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Global ETF market facts: 3 things to know from Q3 2022

Oct 17, 2022 | Samara Cohen

Fast facts from the third quarter of 2022 about ETFs, indexing and market quality.

Global

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Bonds are ready for this volatile market moment

Oct 13, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

As recession risks rise and stagflation looms, investors may find sanctuary in fixed-income ETFs.

Fixed Income

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How are ETFs tax efficient?

Oct 11, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

ETFs can help investors keep more of what they earn. Here’s how.

CORE

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A guide to investing in blockchain technology and decentralized finance

Oct 10, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Advances in blockchain technology are accelerating the burgeoning decentralized digital economy. Learn how ETFs can help investors access the blockchain investment opportunity.

Equity

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3 common mistakes investors make — and how to avoid them

Oct 3, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

Knowledge is power for investors so it’s critical to understand the risks of performance chasing, hindsight bias and loss aversion.

CORE

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What investors should know about investing in food innovation and agricultural technology

Oct 3, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Learn about food innovation and agricultural technology. Food innovation ETFs can provide investors with exposure to disruptive growth in the space.

Equity

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Three types of ETFs that can help with rising interest rates

Sep 28, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

Learn how you can use three types of ETFs to help mitigate rising interest rate risk in your portfolio.

Fixed Income

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Tax loss harvesting strategies that could up your portfolio’s growth potential

Sep 26, 2022 | Jay Jacobs

Learn how tax loss harvesting could offer a potential entry point for megatrend investment.

Equity

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How to invest in emerging markets in volatile times

Sep 21, 2022 | BlackRock

Learn how min vol ETFs can help you stay invested in emerging markets but with potentially less risk.

Factors

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What makes a good ETF? The play’s not the only thing.

Sep 19, 2022 | Samara Cohen

There’s more to investment performance than meets the eye. Excellent ETF and index performance has several distinct dimensions.

North America

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3 reasons investors should consider TIPS — even if inflation slows down

Sep 14, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

TIPS offer investors a way to hedge against inflation and to diversify portfolios, as well as potential tax advantages.

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Bonds still have a big role to play in your portfolio

Sep 6, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

The markets had a rough start to 2022 but bond ETFs provide a way to diversify portfolios, generate income and preserve capital. Learn more about how the right mix of bond ETFs can help meet your long-term investment goals.

Fixed Income

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Is another housing bust coming?

Aug 30, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The housing market soared in recent years, but is slowing amid rising mortgage rates and falling consumer confidence. Are we headed for another housing crisis?

Real Estate

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Why bond investors may find sanctuary in ‘fallen angels’

Aug 30, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

Learn how some bonds become fallen angels, and why now may be a good time to invest.

Fixed Income

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Why now could be the time to consider neuroscience investments

Aug 26, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Learn how neuroscience innovations are revolutionizing neurological disease treatments. Neuroscience ETFs can offer exposure to these developments.

Industry

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Demystifying minimum volatility

Aug 24, 2022 | Lukas Smart

Understand the strategic role minimum volatility strategies can have in a portfolio.

Factors

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A look at the future of fintech

Aug 18, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Learn about rising fintech adoption across digital payments, wallets, banking, and more. Fintech ETFs can offer exposure to fintech investments.

Industry

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The Inflation Reduction Act’s impact on clean energy and EVs

Aug 16, 2022 | Jay Jacobs

The Inflation Reduction Act could drive massive investment in clean energy & EVs. Read how ETFs could help investors access these growth areas.

Industry

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Cybersecurity ETFs could benefit from massive cyber defense spending

Aug 5, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Cybersecurity spending is experiencing rapid growth. Read how ETFs can help investors access cybersecurity stocks.

Industry

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What is risk-adjusted return and how could it help you calculate risk?

Aug 2, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

Understand risk-adjusted returns and how it could help investors manage market volatility and improve long-term performance.

CORE

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Is America in a recession?

Jul 29, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

GDP has dropped for two-straight quarters, does that mean we’re already in a recession? Learn different ways to define a recession.

Inflation

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Investing in 3 inflation-fighting themes

Jul 22, 2022 | Jay Jacobs

Learn about how megatrend thematic investing opportunities may help provide some resilience against inflation, while providing exposure to growth opportunities

Equity

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Infrastructure shines amid inflation and supportive policies

Jun 30, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Learn about investment opportunities in infrastructure, how they could offer inflation resilience, and their potential long-term growth drivers.

Industry

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Diversifying with dividends

Jun 27, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Recently outperforming the broader market, dividend stocks can provide income, diversification, attractive valuations, and an alternative source of quality.

Income

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Is it the right time to buy electric vehicle (EV) stocks?

Jun 23, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

Learn what’s driving EV stocks, including new developments in the electric vehicle & autonomous vehicle markets, declining lithium battery prices & more.

Equity

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Finding silver linings with tax loss harvesting

Jun 16, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

How to capitalize on market volatility by tax loss harvesting with iShares ETFs.

CORE

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Staying invested with minimum volatility ETFs

Jun 14, 2022 | Robert Hum, CAIA

Volatility is here — Min Vol ETFs can help investors stay invested.

Factors

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Riding the rising rate wave with floating rate notes

Jun 8, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

Learn how floating rate notes may help protect bond portfolios when rates rise

Fixed Income

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Why should investors stay invested during market volatility?

Jun 8, 2022 | Daniel Prince, CFA

How to stay on course during turbulent times

CORE

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SPRING 2022 INVESTMENT DIRECTIONS: TURN AND FACE THE STRANGE

Jun 1, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Global investors are facing supply chain disarray, persistently high inflation, and tightening monetary policy- see possible ways to navigate the market.

Equity

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Three reasons why clean energy is at a tipping point

May 27, 2022 | Jay Jacobs

Learn why we expect the transition to clean energy to accelerate.

Equity

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The opportunity for bond ETFs now

May 26, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

Why some investors are turning to bond ETFs to navigate today’s challenging market environment.

Fixed Income

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What’s causing the selloff — and what to do about it

May 17, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The recent sharp selloffs have shaken investors, see how a diversified investment approach could help.

Factors

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Bond laddering with iBonds® ETFs

Apr 25, 2022 | Karen Veraa, CFA

See how investors can use term maturity ETFs to build efficient bond ladders.

iBonds

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Staying in the zone with factor ETFs

Apr 12, 2022 | Robert Hum, CAIA

Investors can seek balance in their portfolios by using Factor ETFs to help position themselves for uncertainty around inflation, rising rates and geopolitics.

Factors

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Commodities in demand

Mar 31, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

See how commodity ETFs could help hedge against inflation and diversify portfolios amid a rising rate environment and a recent rally in prices.

Commodity

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Maneuvering through the Fed’s hiking cycle

Mar 16, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

See how a multi-asset strategy could help protect against risks from the Fed’s interest rate hiking cycle.

Multi Asset

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DE-CODING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

Mar 3, 2022 | Jeff Spiegel

How gene-editing breakthroughs are revolutionizing disease treatments.

Equity

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Russia-Ukraine crisis shakes markets, stay focused on the long-term

Feb 25, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Staying invested and seeking resilience can help investors navigate the volatility in the markets driven by the Russia - Ukraine conflict.

Global

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Hedging inflation with bond ETFs

Feb 25, 2022 | iShares

Learn how to manage inflation with bond ETFs.

Inflation

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Detect, Don’t de-Tech

Jan 28, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

How to navigate tech amid market volatility.

Global

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Lighting the path to a low-carbon economy

Dec 16, 2021 | iShares

Understanding the Implied Temperature Rise Metric for Index Mutual Funds and ETFs.

Sustainable

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Reality check: Climate change is an investment risk

Nov 1, 2021 | Armando Senra

Armando Senra makes the case for viewing a portfolio through a climate lens.

Sustainable

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The long and short of shortages

Oct 15, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

An ETF investor guide to supply chain disruptions.

Sectors

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iShares midyear 2021 outlook and ETF implementation guide

Jul 8, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

We’re upgrading European stocks and increasingly favor shares of companies with strong fundamentals.

Equity

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What’s risen faster than inflation? Dividends

Jul 2, 2021 | BlackRock

Income investors can help tame inflation and low rates with dividend-growth stock ETFs.

Inflation

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Sustainable goes mainstream

Apr 29, 2021 | Michael Lane

Four reasons why sustainable investing is becoming mainstream

Sustainable

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Investing with climate in mind

Apr 8, 2021 | Armando Senra

Three strategies for investing in a low carbon future.

Equity

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A sea change in global investing

Apr 8, 2021 | iShares

Integrating climate into portfolios with ETFs.

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Why bond fund fees matter

Mar 11, 2021 | Karen Veraa, CFA

Karen Veraa, CFA discusses how as rates change, bond expenses can eat up a meaningful percentage of portfolio’s yield. This article presents ways ETFs can help investors keep more of what they earn.

Fixed Income

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EVERY STEP COUNTS

Jan 13, 2021 | Salim Ramji

Discover the benefits to investors after 50 years of index investing.

Global

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A turning point for fixed income ETFs

Dec 3, 2020 | iShares

How volatility in 2020 accelerated institutional adoption of fixed income ETFs.

Fixed Income

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A conversation with Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe about indexing

Nov 17, 2020 | Daniel Prince, CFA

An exclusive interview with Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe discussing his legacy, advances in index investing and insights for today’s investors

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ETF FLOWS

Charts and analysis covering the biggest ETF and Market Trends

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Flow & Tell with iShares | October 2022

Nov 8, 2022 | Kristy Akullian, CFA

Investors marched into Q3 preparing for year-end — portfolio rebalances, tax-harvesting opportunities, and sizeable mortgage spreads all stepped into the spotlight in October.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | September 2022

Oct 6, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

A challenging month for risk assets saw ETF trading volumes pick up as investors searched for safety amid the volatility.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | August 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn where investors pivoted during the summer’s rally and downturn.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Midyear Flows Check-in

Jul 11, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The first half of 2022 played out in ETF flows. See what we’ve learned and how investors are positioned across asset classes and themes.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | May 2022

Jun 10, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Learn where investors decided to stay invested during May’s turbulent markets.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Apr 2022

May 11, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

April saw markets grapple with a bleak macroeconomic landscape while investors struggled to find refuge across asset classes.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Mar 2022

Apr 13, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

ETF flows show investors reining in international exposures and positioning defensively in the U.S. as retail activity comes alive.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Feb 2022

Mar 9, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

See how ETF flows show how investors shifted to a flight to safety in response to the Ukraine conflict.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Jan 2022

Feb 10, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

See how ETF flows show investors positioning for inflation and seeking value abroad, all while navigating market volatility.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Dec 2021

Jan 6, 2022 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

2021 was a record year for ETFs as trends emerged across asset classes, in response to volatility, and off the back of a changing market ecosystem.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Nov 2021

Dec 7, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

November ETF flows showed investors seeking to position against inflation, manage risk amidst market volatility, and shift sector exposures.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Oct 2021

Nov 5, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

October ETF flows were the fourth-largest monthly haul on record, adding to the already record-breaking flows seen so far in 2021.

Global

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Flow & Tell with iShares | Sept 2021

Oct 8, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

September ETF flows were muted amid market volatility. Investors positioned for inflation and the spread of the economic reopening to countries like Japan.

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