iShares Certification Series

ETF Education

Exclusively designed for advisors, the iShares Certification Series provides live webinars, on demand courses and client approved resources to help advisors navigate the broad landscape of ETFs, from the fundamentals of ETFs to building client portfolios.


Constructing Portfolios

Fixed Income ETFs

Fixed Income ETFs

Learn why fixed income is the fastest growing ETF segment


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Outcome-oriented ETFs

Outcome-oriented ETFs

3 ways to use smart beta to help investors achieve targeted outcomes.


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International ETFs

International ETFs

Globalize your portfolio to help lower cost, minimize volatility and manage currency risk.


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ETF Fundamentals

What are ETFs?

What are ETFs?

Learn about what ETFs are, their growth, their benefits in client portfolios and how they are changing the industry landscape.


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How to Buy ETFs

How to buy ETFs

Learn about the creation and redemption process, and understand the impact of liquidity and cost when buying ETFs.


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Active & Index Investing

Active & Index Investing

Learn how ETFs can offer efficient market exposure and how to identify strategies that can complement active portfolios.


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Resources

ETF Fundamentals:




Constructing Portfolios:






Build a Strong Core Portfolio with iShares ETFs

DGRO HDV IUSV IUSG IJR IJH IVV ITOT IEUR IPAC IXUS IEFA IEMG ILTB ISTB AGG IAGG GOVT CRED IUSB U.S. Stocks International Stocks Bonds

U.S. Stocks

International Stocks

Bonds

Go broad with our S&P 500 fund (IVV) or select more focused funds like our high quality dividend stock fund (HDV) or our dividend growth fund (DGRO).

Whether you are familiar with international investing or just getting started, iShares Core ETFs are an easy way to invest in international stocks. Consider adding a broad range of emerging markets stocks (IEMG) or targeting a specific region like Europe (IEUR).

Bonds can have a place in any portfolio, whether you're a Millennial or nearing retirement. We have funds focusing on investment-grade bonds (AGG), short-term bonds (ISTB), U.S. Treasuries (GOVT) and more.

Exposure Ticker Expense Ratio %
Total MarketITOT0.03
Large CapIVV0.07
Mid CapIJH0.12
Small CapIJR0.12
GrowthIUSG0.07
ValueIUSV0.07
High DividendHDV0.12
Dividend GrowthDGRO0.12
Exposure Ticker Expense Ratio %
World Ex-U.S.IXUS0.14
Developed MktsIEFA0.12
Emerging MktsIEMG0.16
EuropeIEUR0.12
PacificIPAC0.12
Exposure Ticker Expense Ratio %

U.S. Bonds

AggregateAGG0.08*
Short-TermISTB0.12 
Long-TermILTB0.12 
Total MarketIUSB0.12*
CreditCRED0.15 
TreasuriesGOVT0.15 

International Bonds

AggregateIAGG0.15 
DGRO HDV IUSV IUSG IJR IJH IVV ITOT IEUR IPAC IXUS IEFA IEMG IAGG CRED IUSB AGG ISTB ILTB GOVT

* BlackRock Fund Advisors ("BFA"), the investment adviser to the Funds and an affiliate of BlackRock Investments, LLC, has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its management fees for these funds through the following dates: AGG: 6/30/16 and IUSB: 2/29/16. The gross expenses for these funds are 0.09% and 0.13% respectively.

  • U.S. Stocks
  • International Stocks
  • Bonds

U.S. Stocks

Exposure Ticker Expense
Ratio
Total MarketITOT0.03
Large CapIVV0.07
Mid CapIJH0.12
Small CapIJR0.12
GrowthIUSG0.07
ValueIUSV0.07
High DividendHDV0.12
Dividend GrowthDGRO0.12

International Stocks

Exposure Ticker Expense
Ratio
World Ex-U.S. IXUS 0.14
Developed Mkts IEFA 0.12
Emerging Mkts IEMG 0.16
Europe IEUR 0.12
Pacific IPAC 0.12

Bonds

Exposure Ticker Expense
Ratio
U.S. Bonds
Aggregate AGG 0.08*
Short-Term ISTB 0.12 
Long-Term ILTB 0.12 
Total Market IUSB 0.12*
Credit CRED 0.15 
Treasuries GOVT 0.15 
International Bonds
Aggregate IAGG 0.15 

* BlackRock Fund Advisors ("BFA"), the investment adviser to the Funds and an affiliate of BlackRock Investments, LLC, has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its management fees for these funds through the following dates: AGG: 6/30/16 and IUSB: 2/29/16. The gross expenses for these funds are 0.09% and 0.13% respectively.

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses or, if available, the summary prospectuses, which may be obtained by visiting the iShares ETF and BlackRock Fund prospectus pages. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Buying and selling shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

Fixed income risks include interest-rate and credit risk. Typically, when interest rates rise, there is a corresponding decline in bond values. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the bond issuer will not be able to make principal and interest payments.

International investing involves risks, including risks related to foreign currency, limited liquidity, less government regulation and the possibility of substantial volatility due to adverse political, economic or other developments. These risks often are heightened for investments in emerging/ developing markets or in concentrations of single countries.

Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. All regulated investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.

The strategies discussed are strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and are not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. There is no guarantee that any strategies discussed will be effective.

The Funds are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, “BlackRock”).

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