Category Archives: Market Update

April: A month of reckoning?

In many parts of the country, the weather has taken a slight turn for the better. The economic data released for the first quarter of the year has been viewed as being distorted by the weather. With the start of … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for March: Madness or just messiness?

Weather-tainted economic data continued to steer investors’ attention to bigger-picture issues, such as what’s next for the Fed and ECB, whether Venezuela is going to get much worse before it gets better, and how the conflict in Ukraine will resolve. … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for February: Will it be short, but intense?

January didn’t start the year well, but the markets have 11 more months to redeem themselves. We think February’s movements might mimic January’s, with short and intense movements. U.S. economic data is likely to be muddled with the continued adverse … Continue reading

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Outlook 2014: Are we in the eye of the storm?

More than four years into a stock market rally, our chief market strategists ask, “Can it last?” Here’s an executive summary of their outlook—the full report is available on our website. The economy: Signs of accelerating growth are evident Except … Continue reading

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Outlook 2014: Send us your questions

As 2013 draws to a close, our capital market strategists are busy putting together the final touches on their 2014 outlook. But there’s one thing missing: your questions. Wondering about monetary policy, corporate profits, or how to position your portfolio … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for November: Big Mo-vember?

It’s rare for investors to see back-to-back monthly gains like we’ve had in September and October. That’s why many of them are on bubble watch, thinking that the momentum can’t be maintained. Our team of capital market strategists look back … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for October: Boogeymen

It’s October, which means a new season of The Walking Dead, Halloween movie marathons, and scary ghouls and goblins ringing your doorbell looking for some candy. If only the scary things would stay on the TV screen, right? But it … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for September: A hot fall?

Worries about emerging markets, Syria, municipal bankruptcies, and the potential of “Septaper” have kept investors on edge most of the summer. Our capital markets strategists John Manley, Dr. Brian Jacobsen, and James Kochan expect the trend to continue. In this … Continue reading

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Market Roundup for August: Don’t get psyched out

The volatility we saw in May and June may have rattled some investors, and if you sold in May and went away, you missed a pretty good July. In this month’s Market Roundup, our capital market strategists provide some guidance … Continue reading

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Changing your perception of risk and opportunity (excerpt)

Dr. Brian Jacobsen, CFA, CFP®; John Manley, CFA; and James Kochan, capital market strategists with Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, sat down with Peter Nulty to help investors change their perception of risk and opportunity in this excerpt of On … Continue reading

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