Wells Fargo Investment Institute: The New Landscape


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The report looks at how investors can find opportunities in post-pandemic markets

Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII) published a special report today: “The new landscape“, Which examines what pandemic-induced trends may persist in the months and years ahead, how these trends could affect consumer behavior and business activity, and what types of assets could potentially benefit from them.

“The global pandemic has accelerated certain market trends that were already underway and sparked new ones,” said Darrell Cronk, Chief Investment Officer of Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management. “Our report examines the current trends in a new normal and investor considerations for the potential post-pandemic outlook.”

The report covers each of the following topics:

  • Track potential changes in stock leadership

  • Coordinated monetary and fiscal policy

  • Is a new raw material bull emerging?

  • WFII is looking for elements of active investing that are making a comeback

  • Post-Pandemic Outlook Considerations

  • Keys to restarting your small business

“Investors should evaluate their current asset allocation strategies and prepare for stronger growth potential in a persistent low interest rate environment,” said Tracie McMillion, Head of Global Asset Allocation Strategy for WFII. “We’re cheaper on stocks, but it’s important to note that bonds can still help moderate volatility.”

The report outlines five considerations for investors:

  1. Expand exposure to equity asset classes and sectors

  2. Be selective with fixed income investments

  3. Increase the allocations to raw materials

  4. Use hedging strategies to capitalize on increased merger and acquisition activity and mitigate downside risk

  5. Invest in leading companies and income generating assets with private capital

Download the report, “The new landscape,” read “Use these investment strategies to avoid four potential pitfalls after a pandemic”On Wells Fargo Stories and check out a Video discuss the key trends to watch and how to position your portfolio.

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Via the Wells Fargo Investment Institute

Wells Fargo Investment Institute is a registered investment advisor and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, a banking subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company-class advising the company’s financial and asset advisors. Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management, a division within Wells Fargo & Company, provides financial products and services through Wells Fargo & Company banking and brokerage firms.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a leading financial services company with assets of approximately $ 1.9 trillion and proudly serves one in three US households and more than 10% of all medium-sized businesses in the US. We offer a diversified range of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending; Advertising technology; Corporate and investment banking; and asset and investment management. Wells Fargo was ranked 30th in the Fortune 2020 ranking of America’s largest companies. In the communities we serve, the company is focused on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by promoting housing affordability, growth small business that supports financial health and a low carbon economy. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo stories.

For more information, see www.wellsfargo.com | Twitter: @Wells Fargo.

Risk warnings

Different investments offer different potential return and market risks. The level of risk associated with a particular asset or asset class generally correlates with the rate of return that the asset or asset class could generate. Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile. Stock values ​​can fluctuate in response to general economic and market conditions, the prospects of individual companies and industries. bind are subject to market, interest rate, price, credit / default, liquidity, inflation and other risks. Prices tend to be inversely influenced by changes in interest rates. the raw materials Markets are considered to be speculative, involve considerable risks and have experienced periods of extreme volatility. Investing in a volatile and uncertain commodities market can cause the value of a portfolio to rise or fall rapidly, which can lead to greater volatility in stock prices.

Alternative investmentssuch as hedge funds, private equity and private real estate funds are not suitable for all investors and are only open to “accredited” or “qualified” investors within the meaning of US securities laws. Any offer to buy or sell a specific alternative investment product will be made in the product’s official offering documents. Investors could lose all or a substantial amount of money investing in these products. Some alternative strategies may expose investors to risks such as short selling, leverage risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk, and commodity price volatility risk. In addition, alternative strategies employ derivative transactions. Selling short carries the risk of a potentially unlimited increase in the market value of the security sold short, which can result in a potentially unlimited loss to the Fund. In addition, taking short positions in securities is a form of leverage that can cause a portfolio to become more volatile. Derivatives generally have implied leverage and can introduce other risks such as liquidity, interest rate and credit risks. Successful hedging strategies may require anticipating future movements in security prices, interest rates, and other economic factors. There can be no guarantee that such judgments will be correct.

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Allison Chin-Leong, 212-214-6674

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Source: Wells Fargo & Company


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