Encourage women to be active and involved in their financial lives

[embed]https://www.wellsfargofunds.com/mpg/epp/epp_20190410.mp3[/embed] We’re talking about several best practices to help women meet their financial goals.
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Avoiding shocks in electric power bonds

The U.S. power sector is facing pressures unlike ever before creating new risks for investors. That makes knowing what you own more important to ever. Our muni team explains.
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Investing on the right side of change

When innovative companies disrupt legacy industries, new investment opportunities emerge. Mike Smith seeks to invest on the right side of change in U.S. equities.
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Benefits of having a holistic client review

We wanted to remind everyone of important things to look into, and to look out for, as you do your client reviews of 2018 and look forward to 2019.
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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

2019 begins with markets fixated on a myriad of key risks for this year. Through the holidays, I was asked many times: What would reinstate confidence and put the markets back on a steady path forward to continue this expansion cycle? I would propose five New Year’s resolutions that could certainly help.

October brought a significant drawdown across major U.S. equity indices. Fears over the potentially negative effects of tariffs and higher interest rates on global growth have been building for most of the year. We think the speed of interest rate increases (as opposed to their absolute levels) may have been the catalyst that spooked U.S. markets into correction territory, with technology bearing the brunt of the pullback. We are closely watching for additional risk-off signals. Credit spreads have widened, as is typically the case when volatility spikes. But, the fixed-income market isn’t showing signs of panic. The continued volatility in emerging markets bears watching. Against this mixed view of current market dynamics, we believe several factors support the case to sustain long-term U.S. growth equity allocations.