want to build a portfolio that would/will survive a 2008 type Meltdown. One particular stock caught my attention, Blackrock ( blk ). I’m looking to build a portfolio that will rebound after a financial crisis, and pays a nice dividend for
million in assets and is thinly traded. Further, it has a higher fee (0.35%) and a longer duration of 12.5 years. BlackRock Build America Bond BBN--a closed-end fund--may also be an interesting alternative. It has a total expense ratio of
billion of AUM held in closed-end funds, Eaton Vance is the third-largest domestic manager of these types of funds, behind BlackRock and Nuveen Investments.An increase in personal tax rates (or taxes on capital gains and dividends) in the U.S. would
By Ben Kramer-Miller : This is the third article that I've written this year on WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ: WETF ). Back in January I argued that investors should short the stock as it was pricing in an unrealistic growth scenario. The company's past AUM growth had been distorted by the uncanny
the largest individual investor among Home Depot's executive officers and directors, but note Capital World Investors and BlackRock own more than 16% of shares outstanding, which could prevent smaller investors from promoting change. Home Depot is the
product industry is still young, and not yet in a period of consolidation. While the big asset managers such as BlackRock (NYSE: BLK ) iShares and State Street (NYSE: STT ) SPDRs have taken control of a large percentage of the ETF industry
low VIX is here to stay and it should average 12.5 for August [YTD average is 13.7; peak was ~90 in late-2008]. BlackRock ’s idea of volatility as an asset class remains controversial. Pg M12, Commodities: Palm oil prices are at 5-yr low
Aug 15 (Reuters) - The head of BlackRock Inc's registered investment adviser business plans to leave that position early next year to take a new senior adviser role at the firm, according to an internal company memo.
Aug 15 (Reuters) - The head of BlackRock Inc's registered investment adviser business plans to leave that position early next year to take on a new senior adviser role at the firm, according to an internal company memo.
the SEC is conducting a examination of so-called "liquid alternative funds," involving large investment firms such as BlackRock and AQR Capital Management, in an apparent effort to gather information, according to The Wall Street Journal (Aug. 19