In a year of big risks, investors are putting healthcare at the top of the list🌡


54% of Americans consider the cost of healthcare the biggest risk to their financial futures in 2017💊.

Source: 2017 BlackRock Global Investor Pulse Survey

The high cost of living is also a top concern🏠. To help protect themselves, Americans are clinging to cash.


But increases in medical costs are outpacing economic inflation, which means that stowing away cash for healthcare might be a losing strategy📉.


Consider flexible investments like iShares Core ETFs to add low cost, tax-efficient growth potential.


Wondering what else is on investors’ minds this year🗓? Explore all five trends and find out how your own financial priorities compare.

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