Carefully consider the iShares Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737), or by viewing or downloading a prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations.
Securities focusing on a single country and narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility.
Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise.
Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk, including possible loss of principal.
No proprietary technology or asset allocation model is a guarantee against loss of principal. There can be no assurance that an investment strategy based on the tools will be successful.
The strategies discussed are strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell, or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. There is no guarantee that any strategies discussed will be effective. The information provided is not intended to be a complete analysis of every material fact respecting any strategy. The examples presented do not take into consideration commissions, tax implications, or other transactions costs, which may significantly affect the economic consequences of a given strategy.
The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Investors should be urged to consult their tax professionals or financial advisers for more information regarding their specific tax situations.
Transactions in shares of the iShares Funds will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. iShares Funds are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.
Sample screenshots from the iShares.com web site are for illustrative purposes only. Data on any sample screenshot is as of a certain date and there is no representation that it is current, accurate or complete, and it should not be relied on as such. Neither is the data representative of any investment. For current iShares Fund information, including fund performance, visit www.iShares.com or call 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737).
The iShares Funds ("Funds") are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, "BlackRock").
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