Economic and Market News

Economic and Market News

2017 Midyear Outlook

  • pdf icon2017 Midyear Outlook - Seize the Opportunities - One truism of investing is that uncertainties are always with us, but successful investing is built on the premise that uncertainty can create opportunity. Read why Wells Fargo Investment Institute is calling their 2017 Midyear Outlook report "Seize the Opportunities."


Investment Strategy

  • pdf iconAsset Allocation Strategy Report (Executive Summary) - Summary perspective on international investing, global fixed income, equities, and alternative investments, as well as macro-economic datapoints and forecasts by Wells Fargo Investment Institute. (September 2017)

  • pdf iconAsset Allocation Strategy Report (Comprehensive) - Perspective on investing, economic and market information, strategic and tactical asset allocation models, including rationale, technical analysis, and international recommendations. (September 2017)


Thematic Reports

  • pdf iconSeeing Wealth Differently Across Generations - Generational Influences on Financial Decisions. Published by Wells Fargo Investmet Institite, this informative piece identifies many influential financial events by generation and the impact they have on family wealth and investment decision making.

  • pdf iconThe Agile Investor - Conditions are favorable for Agile Investors. In this report, published by Wells Fargo Investmet Institite, proactive strategies for investors navigating today's ever-changing economic and political environment are presented.

  • pdf iconConsumers, Commodities, and Currency - Capital markets are largely impacted by consumer activity, commodity prices, and currency-rate fluctuations. The interactions between these three forces influence economic growth and asset valuations. Investors are wise to pay attention to how these fundamental drivers affect portfolio performance.

  • pdf iconFuel for Growth - This report from Wells Fargo Investment Institute outlines three areas in our global economy that offer fuel for economic growth: Consumers, Innovation, and the Emerging Markets and suggests how investors can position portfolios to exploit long-term growth opportunities.

  • pdf iconDisruptions & Volatility - A question on most investor's minds these days is where to invest when markets are volatile. The market is always in perpetual motion. This piece offers suggestions from Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII) about investments that may benefit from volatility and disruptions.

  • pdf iconLiving Longer, Living Better - Will you be ready for what's ahead? Longer life spans, fewer younger workers, and diminishing economic and market growth rates have significant implications for the future of benefit programs and investors' portfolios. This report by WFII looks at opportunities and trends for investors to consider.