BlackRock: This Is When Stocks Perform the Best

BlackRock: This Is When Stocks Perform the Best

BlackRock’s Akullian discusses her investment outlook for 2024.

Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Kent Thune
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Believe it or not, stocks perform better during the period between the Fed’s last rate hike and its first rate cut than the period after rates begin falling. That’s one of the key takeaways from BlackRock’s 2024 Year Ahead Outlook.

That report, which was authored by Gargi Pal Chaudhuri, Head of iShares Investment Strategy Americas at BlackRock, is chock full of interesting investments insights.

How should investors position their fixed income portfolios? Why should investors start to shift away from money market funds? What areas of the stock market are poised to perform best in 2024? Those are just a few of the questions that Chaudhuri and her colleagues address in the report. 

In this episode of Exchange Traded Fridays, senior analyst Sumit Roy and wealth management editor Jeff Benjamin sit down with one of the contributors to the report to learn more: Kristy Akullian, Senior Investment Strategist at BlackRock’s iShares. Don’t miss this exciting episode.

Akullian, CFA, Director, is a senior member of the iShares Investment Strategy team. By meshing market signals with ETF solutions, the team seeks to deliver actionable insights on macro trends, investor positioning and efficient execution.

Akullian earned BA degrees in Economics and English from the University of Southern California. She is also a CFA Charterholder.

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