The collision of two powerful forces—slow economic growth and rapid technological change—is creating exciting investment opportunities.
Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist with Wells Fargo Asset Management, provides an economic and financial market outlook for the second half of 2019.
This blog post originally ran as a State of the Markets commentary by Darrell Cronk, CFA, President, Wells Fargo Investment Institute and Chief Investment Officer, Wealth and Investment Management.
Even by August standards, when market liquidity declines and volatility often rises, this month is delivering a larger than normal amount of unusual events. The escalation of the U.S.-China trade conflict on August 1 and subsequent delay of newly proposed tariffs on August 13; the U.S. Treasury’s labeling of China as a currency manipulator, the first use of that designation in 25 years; and unrest and protests in Hong Kong shutting down major transportation arteries—coupled with already slow global growth—all have markets concerned about the path forward.
We’re talking about the important but often misunderstood topic of branding and how you can use it to help shape your practice.
No matter how intuitive an investing app’s algorithm might be, there’s no code that can replicate the value of a good listener sitting across the desk, getting to know your life story, and offering advice based on your needs.
The ESG world is complex: How do you combine investment objectives and ESG preferences?
Before arriving in Brazil (and after the seven inoculations I had to get before traveling), I thought hard about what to expect from my first trip to a Latin American country. Would I see poverty next to wealth? Would people be accepting of foreign visitors? What if I got lost in São Paolo?
As we head through the second half of 2019, investors wonder, will we go back to an environment of synchronized global growth or stay mired in a bog of synchronized slowing?
Investors are looking for better fixed income outcomes in an uncertain market environment. As we think about risk, downside protection, and total return, we’ve asked the head of our Fixed Income Risk Analytics group, Ryan Huckstorf, to explain our risk management process at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) and why it matters to our investors.