BlackRock Inc. offers an array of risk management, strategic advisor and enterprise investment system services. Its offerings range from individual and institutional separate accounts to mutual funds and other pooled investment options. In order to strike a balance between risks and opportunities, BlackRock aims to provide a wide range of investment solutions to its clients.
BlackRock had a total of $6.84 trillion in assets under management (as of Jun 30, 2019) across equity, fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. It caters to institutional, intermediary and individual investors through a wide range of products and services.
Below we share with you four top-ranked BlackRock funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of funds, their Zacks Rank and past performance.
BlackRock Total Emerging Markets Fund Investor ABEEAX follows a risk-managed approach to offer total returns that carry less risk. The fund invests in a broadly diversified pool of traditional and non-traditional emerging market stocks. The fund moderates the risks of emerging market investing so as to invest more effectively in the diversified pool. BEEAX has a year-to-date return of 13.5%.
BEEAX has an expense ratio of 1.16% compared with the category average of 1.35%.
BlackRock High Yield Bond Fund Investor A BHYAX follows a research-intensive investment objective to generate high levels of income and capital growth. BHYAX invests the majority of its assets in high-yield bonds. The fund plays level income, risk and returns by investing in diverse markets. BHYAX has a year-to-date return of 10.1%.
As of June 2019, BHYAX held 1358 issues with 1.96% of its assets invested in TransDigm, Inc. 6.25%.
BlackRock Advantage Small Cap Growth Fund Investor A CSGEX aims to generate high returns. The fund follows a research intensive process and invests most of its assets in equity securities of small-capitalization companies that have ample scope for growth. The fund mostly invests in U.S. companies. CSGEX has a year-to-date return of 21.7%.
Travis Cooke is one of the fund managers of CSGEX since 2013.
BlackRock Technology Opportunities Fund Investor A BGSAX mostly invests in technology companies of all market capitalizations. The fund particularly focuses on technology companies that demonstrate expertise in science and have good growth potential from development and implementation of science and/or technology. The fund invests alike in U.S. and non-U.S. companies. BGSAX has a year-to-date return of 29.9%.
BGSAX has an expense ratio of 1.18% compared with the category average of 1.29%.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all BlackRock mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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