Today is #Juneteenth, a day to commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas in 1865. This year is the first time the day is celebrated as a U.S. federal holiday. Learn more about how we’re supporting the Black community: 1blk.co/3HoM39e
How can artificial intelligence improve patient care? See how our clients’ money is helping @caresyntax to enhance surgical performance, benefitting more than 3 million patients a year, globally. 👨⚕️ 👩⚕Wk
Economic growth forecasts for this year and next are coming down rapidly. Why? The war in Ukraine has pushed up energy prices and sparked a cost-of-living crisis in some countries. And China’s slowing growth could ripple outwards. More here ➡️ 1blk.co/3MKuQYQ
U.S. consumer prices are still climbing, hitting a four-decade high with the annual average inflation rate standing at 8.6% as of May 2022. #QuestionOfTheWeek: In your view, has #inflation in the U.S. peaked?
Recent events have sharpened the focus on energy security and further compounded the need for infrastructure investment. That’s why we’re partnering with leading infrastructure businesses to help drive the energy transition. Learn more: 1blk.co/3Qs1PnE
Equities have been hit hard this year, prompting calls by some to “buy the dip!" This week, Natalie Gill of the BlackRock Investment Institute shares three reasons why we're not buying the stock market dip. WATCH our Market take 👉1blk.co/3mRSh7Yho
Why might now not be the time to “buy the dip” in stocks?
➡️ Expected rate rises justify lower valuations
➡️ There’s a risk the Fed lifts rates too high
➡️ Companies’ profit margins are coming under mounting pressure
Read more in our commentary: 1blk.co/3zKmhu2
WATCH: Jeff Kern shares how coming out changed his life for the better and working at BlackRock has shown him it's possible to combine his identity, personal purpose and professional aspirations.#PrideMonth
Today, clients holding 25% of eligible assets have elected to participate in BlackRock Voting Choice. We see BlackRock Voting Choice as a natural extension of our efforts to help empower clients realize their financial objectives. Learn more: 1blk.co/3NPpehd
How will hydrogen and carbon capture technologies help decarbonize the chemical industry’s production processes? @DowNewsroom CEO @JimFitterling explains on this episode of The Bid mini-series, The real leaders of net zero. 🎧 :1blk.co/3NXrQKhwO
We stand with #Pride as we continue to build an inclusive community for our colleagues around the 🌎. Learn how our OUT & Allies network is using tech to build stronger connections, in and out of the workplace.#StandWithPRIDEE �1blk.co/3mHLWfbXeB
Uncertainty has gripped markets this year. BlackRock portfolio managers and strategists believe we are entering a new market environment. Which medium-term scenario did they find most compelling? See their #QuestionOfTheWeek responses 👇o
What’s causing high #inflation and where does it go from here? Read our quick take on why we think U.S. inflation will come off the boil over coming months, but won’t fall all the way back to where it was before Covid. 1blk.co/3aGoA76
The sum total of rate hikes is likely to be historically low, the BlackRock Investment Institute believes. Yet it’s neutral equities in the near term. Why? Markets are quick to see risks of overtightening, and that could mean more equity declines ahead. 1blk.co/3Nudnoz
LISTEN: In our podcast mini-series, The real leaders of net zero, we talk to Mads Nipper, CEO of @Orsted, about how changing behaviors are accelerating the transition to a #netzero economy. 1blk.co/3Nu4Im6
With more electric vehicles on the road, why is it so hard to find chargers? Joshua Kazdin, Director in BlackRock Systematic Active Equities, explains how improving EV infrastructure could help increase adoption. #BLKBottomLine
Australian equities have been a relative outperformer so far this year. But like elsewhere, the country is faced with higher #inflation amid a slowing global economy. What are the opportunities and risks for investors? 1blk.co/3MfwC3Y
In the current market turmoil, it can be hard to step back and think about structural trends over a medium-term horizon (2-5 years). #QuestionOfTheWeek: Looking ahead, which scenario do you believe is most likely to dominate your investment views?
Time horizons matter. On a strategic horizon of 5+ years, the BlackRock Investment Institute still prefers equities over fixed income – but it takes a neutral near-term, or tactical, stance. Read why. 1blk.co/3z7L23f
During the pandemic, people spent more on goods and less on services. That change in consumer spending is central to why #inflation has shot up. As spending switches back towards services again, inflation should ease. Read our bitesize explanation ➡️ 1blk.co/3abYdpo
Our annual proxy votes are based on the long-term economic interests of the millions of people whose money we manage. Our clients also have a range of options to direct how their proxy votes are cast, part of a long-term effort towards greater choice. 1blk.co/3LRtydZ
Will higher labor or input costs like energy rein in company earnings in late 2023? How about sales misses from reduced customer demand? See how BlackRock portfolio managers and strategists answered the #QuestionOfTheWeek 👇U
U.S. financial conditions have tightened a lot in the last 6 months – in other words, financing is becoming more costly for individuals and companies. And that typically slows economic growth. Is there a risk they become too tight? 1blk.co/3lKjBEx
This isn’t time to buy the dip, says the BlackRock Investment Institute. It’s downgrading developed market equities to neutral. Why?
1️⃣ Markets think the Fed could talk itself into raising rates too far.
2️⃣ China’s growth slowdown could ripple outwards. 1blk.co/3MEYEXK
Blue hydrogen has an important role to play in the energy transition. By putting our clients’ money to work in a new blue hydrogen facility in England, we’re helping to create #jobs and lower carbon emissions, benefiting people and our planet 🌎.P
Flash forward 18 months to late 2023. It’s becoming increasingly clear that full-year corporate earnings will be far below the consensus estimates that were in place back in May 2022. #QuestionOfTheWeek If late 2023 earnings misses abound, what will be the top reason?
The BlackRock Investment Institute recently cut risk in light of a worsening economic outlook. Vivek Paul shares this week’s #MarketTake on why we still prefer equities over bonds for now. WATCH ➡️ 1blk.co/3FUF9YD
The BlackRock Investment Institute believes the U.S. economy is still restarting from the pandemic shutdowns. Why? Just look at higher-than expected #inflation data for April 2022. Learn more in this week’s Macro insights ➡️ 1blk.co/3MuYqT2
Equities have fallen hard this year on the prospect of rapid rate increases to rein in #inflation, the tragic war in Ukraine and a slowdown in China. Yet we keep our stocks overweight. Why? Read our market commentary. ➡️ 1blk.co/3wgLydg
Through our Emergency Savings Initiative, @UPS, @Voya & @buildcommwealth designed a savings solution for nearly 100,000 workers & used by thousands to date. Learn how we helped generate $10M in savings & encouraged workers to prepare for the unexpected. 1blk.co/3w0CngX
One of the roadblocks in electric vehicle adoption is the lack of easily accessible chargers. 🚙 Joshua Kazdin, Director in BlackRock Systematic Active Equities, explains why improving#EVV infrastructure is vital for the future.#BLKBottomLineew
Will fragmentation of supply chains, energy markets, fragmented geopolitics or the decline of the USD as a reserve currency play out over the next three years? See how your responses to the #QuestionOfTheWeek compare to those of BlackRock portfolio managers and strategists. 👇o
We’re partnering w/ @FfwdOrg to support 12 #tech nonprofits that are innovating for a more crisis-resilient world. Every employee has received a philanthropic credit to contribute to the org of their choice. 1blk.co/3N9UJln