MARKET INSIGHTS

Your source for market trends and ETF portfolio ideas.

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Convertibles in the fast lane

Jul 22, 2021 | Karen Schenone, CFA

Convertible bond ETFs can help target high-growth companies that may be missing from many bond portfolios.

Fixed Income

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Digging into the future of infrastructure

Jul 13, 2021 | Jeff Spiegel

A landmark infrastructure deal could be a growth opportunity for ETF investors.

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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How to help guard against fast-rising inflation

Jun 10, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Higher inflation could have major implications for investors. Select stock, bond, and commodity ETFs can help protect portfolios.

Inflation

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What the hack?

Jun 1, 2021 | Jeff Spiegel

Spending on cybersecurity measures presents a long-term opportunity for stock investors.

Equity

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Repositioning: the case for value

May 20, 2021 | Robert Hum, CAIA

Why a vaccine-led economic re-opening may bode well for value stocks.

Equity

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Sizing up China inside popular ETFs

May 14, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

The rising importance of China supports the case for standalone positions.

Emerging

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Building a sustainable portfolio

May 13, 2021 | Del Stafford, CFA

Strategies and tools for building a sustainable portfolio.

Sustainable

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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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Playing a boom in electric vehicles

Apr 29, 2021 | Jeff Spiegel

Growing demand for electric vehicles presents a long-term opportunity for stock investors.

Equity

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PORTFOLIO REDESIGN IN A GLOBAL RECOVERY

Apr 15, 2021 | iShares

Explore three articles to help position portfolios in the current environment and beyond.

none

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The ‘Build Back Better’ portfolio

Apr 15, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Proposed spending plan implications may include infrastructure, clean energy and semiconductors

Sectors

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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.

Sustainable

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Whats been driving commodities?

Apr 5, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Investors turn to commodities amid rising inflation concerns

Commodity

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Evaluating ETP market quality

Mar 31, 2021 | iShares

Five metrics for evaluating ETP market quality

Equity

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Investor guide to higher inflation

Mar 20, 2021 | Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Inflation is poised for a pick-up. Here's what that means for investors.

Inflation

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COVID one year later: Five investment lessons learned

Mar 16, 2021 | Armando Senra

Armando Senra on key investment lessons from the last year.

Equity

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Why bond fund fees matter

Mar 11, 2021 | Karen Schenone, CFA

As rates fall, bond expenses can eat up a higher percentage of portfolio yield.

Fixed Income

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Speculating vs. investing

Mar 4, 2021 | Michael Lane

Michael discusses the differences between speculating and investing.

Equity

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International stocks post-Covid

Feb 25, 2021 | Jeff Spiegel

Now could be a good time to think internationally.

Global

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Quality & value in corporate bonds

Feb 19, 2021 | Karen Schenone, CFA

Learn about two factors driving outperformance in corporate bond markets.

Factors

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A PM’s take on Megatrend ETFs

Feb 12, 2021 | Jeff Spiegel

A Q&A with Rusty Vanneman and Jeff Spiegel on Megatrend ETFs.

Equity

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Financial advisors guide to 2021

Jan 22, 2021 | Michael Lane

Implications of the BII outlook for 2021 for portfolio construction.

Equity

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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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SPOT INCOME TRENDS IN A LOW-RATE WORLD

Dec 30, 2020 | iShares

The destination for iShares ETF insights about income-generating strategies.

Income

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Six styles of high yield bond ETFs

Dec 22, 2020 | Karen Schenone, CFA

Learn how iShares high yield bond ETFs can help generate income in a low rate environment.

High Yield

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A masterclass in diversification

Dec 17, 2020 | Daniel Prince, CFA

Diversification helps investors stay the course to pursue their financial goals.

Core

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Sustainable fixed income for beginners

Dec 11, 2020 | Sarah Kjellberg

Three approaches to get started with sustainable investing in fixed income.

Sustainable

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iShares 2021 investment outlook and ETF implementation guide

Dec 7, 2020 | Armando Senra

COVID-19 accelerated profound shifts in how economies and societies operate, running across four dimensions: sustainability, inequality, geopolitics and the joint fiscal-monetary policy revolution.

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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Reinvigorating income with equities

Nov 23, 2020 | Robert Hum, CAIA

Why equity income may be more important than ever.

Equity

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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.

Equity

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An ETF investor guide for seeking growth in post-election America

Nov 12, 2020 | Armando Senra

It’s time to consider what the 2020 election outcomes might mean for ETF investors looking for growth.

Equity

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Opportunities in medical breakthroughs

Oct 28, 2020 | Jeff Spiegel

The election highlights opportunities in immunotherapy and genomics that has been accelerated by the pandemic.

Equity

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THE CHINA OPPORTUNITY

Oct 26, 2020 | iShares

Explore ways to access the world’s second largest economy as it continues to open up for the investors. Know the China story and its linked opportunities.

China

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Investing in China

Oct 26, 2020 | iShares

As onshore markets open to foreign investors, exposure to Chinese equities and bonds is becoming more relevant. Discover China investments with iShares ETFs.

China

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Reducing the tax bite

Oct 23, 2020 | Michael Lane

Why taxes should be central to investment decisions.

Equity

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Outlook for renewable energy

Oct 22, 2020 | Sarah Kjellberg

The U.S. election may determine how stimulus spending will be allocated differently across renewable energy, digital, and traditional infrastructure.

Sustainable

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U.S. bond ETFs hit $1 trillion AUM

Oct 16, 2020 | Steve Laipply

A testament to the versatility of bond ETFs for market participants in various market conditions.

Fixed Income

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Eyeing regulation risk in tech

Oct 16, 2020 | Jeff Spiegel

Long-term megatrends could help investors sidestep potential regulatory scrutiny on tech giants

Technology

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Election 2020 and implications for overseas stocks

Oct 14, 2020 | Jeff Spiegel

Two entrenched investment trends will remain in play regardless of the outcome

Global

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An investor playbook for election uncertainty

Oct 7, 2020 | iShares

Three ways to add resilience to portfolios.

Minimum Volatility

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Why indexing can be more than just average

Sep 28, 2020 | Chris Dieterich

Key investing principles to racking up long-term investment returns.

Equity

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Sustainable for all reasons

Sep 24, 2020 | Armando Senra

Sustainable investing with iShares funds.

Sustainable

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With tech giants dominating markets, does the size factor still matter?

Sep 9, 2020 | Robert Hum, CAIA

With tech giants dominating markets, does the ‘size’ factor still matter?

Equity

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Watch home builders as Americans crave more space

Sep 3, 2020 | Chris Dieterich

Low mortgage rates are helping drive housing upgrades amid the pandemic.

Equity

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Why it’s time for U.S. investors to consider overseas stocks

Aug 25, 2020 | iShares

Q&A with international investing experts.

Global

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Looking overseas: The case for international investing

Aug 18, 2020 | Michael Lane

Two themes leading investors to reconsider non-U.S. exposures.

Global

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Spotlight on gold and silver

Aug 14, 2020 | Chris Dieterich

Why investors are targeting precious metals in 2020.

Commodity