Gold continues to benefit from today’s low interest rate monetary climate, and Russ says its diversifying effects mean the metal can be a valuable risk management tool for investors….
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Interest rates have fallen to near record lows, but investors are asking what might happen to their bond fund holdings if the trend reverses and rates rise. Matt Tucker highlights a measurement that can help answer that question – duration….
It might not feel like it, but we’re in the middle of a stock market rally. So, where are investors choosing to take on risk today? And how does it differ from the beginning of the year, when global stock markets rallied in January and February? Dodd Kittsley studies ETF fund flows to find the answers….
Market volatility has come to be associated with short-term events, like the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy or the downgrade of US debt. But Daniel Morillo explains why investors should keep an eye on broad macroeconomic prospects and not the latest breaking news headline to gauge where market volatility is headed for the longer term….
Low crude oil supplies and less spare capacity among oil producers are just two of the many reasons that Russ continues to be bullish on energy and energy stocks….
You may have heard about minimum volatility ETFs, but are you still scratching your head when it comes to using them in a portfolio? Del Stafford shares the two most commonly used strategies that he sees clients employing with these innovative new funds….
Investors might feel they are trapped in their own version of Groundhog Day this year as Russ K expects September, which has historically been the worst month of the year for capital markets, to once again fall victim to its well-documented negative seasonal bias….
With a milestone birthday approaching, Sue Thompson has the cost of aging on her mind. Here she shares her tips for reducing the financial impact of getting older….
The iShares Sales Support Desk is not your average “customer service center”. Meet the team behind 1-800-iShares, and get a sampling of the breadth of questions they answer on a daily basis. …
“Minimum volatility” is often misunderstood as an investment that’s only useful during volatile markets, but as iShares Due Diligence team member Daniel Prince is here to point out, there’s more to the story when it comes to the benefits of this strategy. …