Are you investing on the right side of change?

The collision of two powerful forces—slow economic growth and rapid technological change—is creating exciting investment opportunities.
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Inflation, the Fed, and financial markets for the rest of 2019

Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist with Wells Fargo Asset Management, provides an economic and financial market outlook for the second half of 2019.
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The Cold Wind of August—Signals To Watch

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
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Building your practice’s brand

We’re talking about the important but often misunderstood topic of branding and how you can use it to help shape your practice.
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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.

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.