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  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0338.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • Payable Jan. 31; for shareholders of record Jan. 15; ex-div Jan. 14.
    • Press Release
  • Copper drops amid weak China economic data; Freeport McMoran -4%

    • Copper prices tumble alongside stocks and other risk assets, as disappointing economic data from China and Europe add to mounting concerns that weakening growth at the end of this year will carry over into a sharper slowdown next year.
    • Comex copper for March delivery -1.2% to $2.733/lb. and are now down ~17% from their June four-year highs on fears that slower global economic growth will slow demand for materials used heavily in construction and manufacturing.
    • Elsewhere in base metals: aluminum -0.6% to $1,920/metric ton, zinc -1.4% to $2,529.50, tin -0.2% to $19,365, nickel -0.3% to $10,815, lead -0.7% at $1,935.50.
    • Among major industrial metals stocks: CSTM -6.6%, FCX -4.4%, BHP -2.7%, CLF -2.4%, RIO -2.1%, TECK -0.7%, AA -0.3%, SCCO -0.2%.
    • ETFs: XLB, OTCPK:JJCTF, BCX, PEO, VAW, COPX, DBB, UYM, IYM, JJN, CPER, GNR, HAP, FMAT, MXI, SMN-OLD, GUNR, BOM, FXZ, BDD, RTM, BOS, RJZ, GRES, SBM, BDG-OLD, UBM, JHMA, JJUB
  • BlackRock funds goes ex-dividend tomorrow

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0338.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) - $0.1500.
    • Payable Dec. 31; for shareholders of record Dec. 17; ex-div Dec. 14.
    • Press Release
  • Industrial metals surge as Trump-Xi truce eases fears

    • The materials sector is poised to get a big boost, led by industrial metals miners, after the Trump-Xi trade truce temporarily eases concerns on the global demand outlook and puts a dent on the U.S. dollar’s rise.
    • Copper futures +2% to a two-month high, steel prices are up as much as 7% in China, aluminum +1.9% and nickel +2.1% on the LME, and spot silver +1.7%.
    • Grains such as soybeans are up as much as 3.2%, wheat future +2.7%, corn +2%.
    • Goldman Sachs analyst Hui Shan says the truce is better than many investors had expected and predicts the industrial metals complex should react positively.
    • Among pre-market movers: X +3.8%, AKS +2.9%, MT +4.7%, ATI +2.8%, CLF +2.8%, FCX +4%, AA +3.4%, RIO +3.6%, BHP +5.5%, VALE +4.7%, MOS +3.4%, IPI +2.4%, CF +1.9%, DWDP +2.8%, BG +3.5%.
    • But analysts at RBC Capital warn of "significant gaps between what the U.S. thinks China has agreed and what China thinks the U.S. has agreed... A lot will depend on developments in the next 90 days, but given the U.S. and China are on different pages, we don't think the optimism can last."
    • ETFs: XLB, MOO, XME, OTCPK:JJCTF, BCX, SLX, PEO, VAW, COPX, DBB, PICK, UYM, CU, SOIL, IYM, JJN, CPER, GNR, FTAG, HAP, FMAT, MXI, SMN-OLD, GUNR, PAGG, CROP, VEGI, BOM, FXZ, BDD, JJT, NINI, RTM, CUPM, LD, FOIL, JJM, BOS, PSCM, PYZ, RJZ, GRES, SBM, LEDD, UBM, HEVY, JHMA, JJUB
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0338.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable Nov. 30; for shareholders of record Nov. 15; ex-div Nov. 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0338.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable Oct. 31; for shareholders of record Oct 15; ex-div Oct 12.
    • Press Release
  • Copper surges most since April as tariffs seen softer than expected

    • Comex front-month copper prices jumped 3% to $2.712/lb. for its largest one-day increase since April after the U.S. and China announced fresh tariffs that were less severe than some investors had feared.
    • The U.S. 10% tariff on $200B of Chinese imports starting Sep. 24 was a measured response than the immediate 25% duty some had expected, and copper prices actually extended gains after China responded that it would retaliate with 5%-10% tariffs on $60B of U.S. goods.
    • On the London Metal Exchange, aluminum added 0.1% to $2,035/metric ton, zinc rose 1.3% to $2,349, tin fell 0.3% at $18,975, nickel gained 1.3% to $12,400, and lead ticked 0.2% lower to $2,067.
    • Among base metal stocks: FCX +2.2%, BHP +2.2%, RIO +1.9%, VALE +3.7%, X +2.3%, NUE +2.2%, AKS +4.3%, MT +2.8%, CLF +4%, TECK +3.5%.
    • ETFs: OTCPK:JJCTF, BCX, COPX, DBB, CU, JJN, CPER, GNR, HAP, MXI, GUNR, BOM, BDD, JJT, NINI, CUPM, LD, FOIL, JJM, BOS, RJZ, GRES, BDG, LEDD, UBM, HEVY, JJUB
  • BlackRock closed-end funds announce renewal of share repurchase programs

    • BlackRock Advisors, LLC has authorized the renewal of its twenty taxable fixed-income and equity closed-end funds.
    • The board authorized to repurchase up to 5% of outstanding common shares based on November 30, 2018, commencing from December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019.
    • BGR, CII, BDJ, BOE, BME, BGY, BCX, BST, BUI, BBN, BHK, HYT, BTZ, EGF, FRA, BGT, BKT, BLW, BIT, DSU
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable Sept. 28; for shareholders of record Sept. 14; ex-div Sept. 13.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable Aug. 31; for shareholders of record Aug. 15; ex-div Aug. 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0630.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable July 31; for shareholders of record July 16; ex-div July 13.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0780.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable June 29; for shareholders of record June 15; ex-div June 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0780.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable May 31; for shareholders of record May 15; ex-div May 14.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0780.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable Apr. 30; for shareholders of record Apr. 16; ex-div Apr. 13.
    • Press Release
  • BlackRock declares monthly distribution on Funds

    • BlackRock Resources and Commodities Strategy Trust (NYSE:BCX) - $0.0516.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust (NYSE:BDJ) - $0.0467.
    • BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR) - $0.0776.
    • BlackRock International Growth and Income Trust (NYSE:BGY) - $0.0380.
    • BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) - $0.2000.
    • BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund (NYSE:CII) - $0.0828.
    • BlackRock Global Opportunities Equity Trust (NYSE:BOE) - $0.0780.
    • BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) - $0.1210.
    • Payable Mar. 29; for shareholders of record Mar. 15; ex-div Mar. 14.
    • Press Release