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BlackRock CEO expects further stock gains in 2021

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Stocks will rally in 2021 but not as much as last year Description video: Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest money manager BlackRock, told CNBC’s \”Squawk Box\” Thursday he foresees stocks rallying in 2021, but […]

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Stocks will rally in 2021 but not as much as last year

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Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest money manager BlackRock, told CNBC’s \”Squawk Box\” Thursday he foresees stocks rallying in 2021, but it will not be as strong as what the markets saw in the fourth quarter of 2020. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi \n\nBlackRock’s Larry Fink told CNBC on Thursday he believes the stock market has room to run, but the head of the world’s largest asset manager cautioned that the rally may not be as robust as it was in the second half of 2020.\n\n“I think we’re going to continue to see the market to be strong into 2021, probably not as strong as we saw in the fourth quarter or the third quarter last year,” the BlackRock chairman and CEO said on “Squawk Box.”\n\nThe S\u0026P 500 rose more than 20% from July 1 to Dec. 31 as part of a massive recovery in equities from the coronavirus pandemic-induced sell-off in February and March.\n\nOne factor that should provide a tail wind for the market is the record amount of cash investors have on the sidelines, Fink said.\n\n“We are persistently seeing investors worldwide under-invested, not over-invested, in long-term assets, and the best source of long-term assets are equities and many asset categories in the private area,” he said.\n\nThe presence of low interest rates — and the likelihood that accommodative monetary policy will be in place for a while — will continue to drive investors into the market, Fink contended. \n\nFink anticipates the second half of 2021 will be stronger for the market than the first half due to the broad rollout of Covid vaccines, allowing for the resumption of more economic activity. That is “going to be a powerful component for forward growth,” he said.\n\nShares of BlackRock were under pressure in premarket trading Thursday after the New York-based firm reported better-than-expected profits and revenue in the fourth quarter.\n\nBlackRock’s assets under management surged to a record $8.68 trillion at the conclusion of the quarter. That’s up from $7.43 trillion in the same period last year.\n\n» Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision\n» Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC\n» Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic\n\nTurn to CNBC TV for the latest stock market news and analysis. From market futures to live price updates CNBC is the leader in business news worldwide.\n\nThe News with Shepard Smith is CNBC’s daily news podcast providing deep, non-partisan coverage and perspective on the day’s most important stories. Available to listen by 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT daily beginning September 30: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/29/the-news-with-shepard-smith-podcast.html?__source=youtube%7Cshepsmith%7Cpodcast \n \nConnect with CNBC News Online\nGet the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/\nFollow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC\nFollow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC\nFollow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC\nFollow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC\n\nhttps://www.cnbc.com/select/best-credit-cards/ \n\n#CNBC\n#CNBCTV

BlackRock CEO expects further stock gains in 2021

Larry Fink of BlackRock said he believes the stock market has additional growth opportunities. However, the chairman and chief executive officer of the largest asset management company warned that growth may not be as strong as it was in the second half of 2020..

«I think we will continue to see the market strong in 2021, perhaps not as strong as we saw in the fourth or third quarter of last year.», – said Larry Fink on CNBC «Squawk Box».

S&The P 500 is up more than 20% from July 1 to December 31, 2020 as part of the massive recovery in stocks following the coronavirus-caused collapse in February and last March.

According to Fink, one of the factors that should be a tailwind for the market is «record» the amount of money that investors have in stock.

«We constantly see how investors around the world are investing insufficiently, not excessively in long-term assets, and the best source of long-term assets is stocks and many asset categories in the private sector.», – he said.

According to Fink, the presence of low interest rates and the likelihood that adaptive monetary policy will continue for some time will continue to push investors to enter the market..

Fink said he expects the second half of 2021 to be stronger for the market than the first half due to widespread deployment of Covid-19 vaccines, which will allow more economic activity to resume. it «will be a powerful component for progressive growth», – he added.

BlackRock shares surged more than 1% in premarket Thursday after the New York-based company posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and revenue.

BlackRock assets under management rose to a record $ 8.68 trillion from $ 7.43 trillion in the same period last year.

BlackRock CEO expects further stock gains in 2021