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

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

Source: 2017 BlackRock Global Investor Pulse Survey
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The high cost of living is also a top concern🏠. To help protect themselves, Americans are clinging to cash.

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

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

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

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